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Diversity and inclusion workshop offered


Jael Richardson will lead a workshop Nov. 6, make book recommendations Nov. 7 and visit Sunshine Coast schools. Photo submitted

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is pleased to bring Jael Richardson, author, playwright and the founding artistic director of the Festival of Literary Diversity, to the Sunshine Coast.

Jael will lead a workshop on diversity and inclusion based on her very successful webinar series, “Beyond Diversity: Embracing Inclusion, Expanding the Arts.” It is important to note that the issues she addresses are not exclusive to arts organizations. The workshop, Organizational Development: Diversity and Inclusion, will take place on Mon., Nov. 6, 1-4pm., at the Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden.. Fee: $30. Register at or by calling the Festival office at 604-885-9631.

Jael Richardson will also host an informal #diverseCanLit Bookclub at the  Arts Centre in Sechelt Tues., Nov. 7 6:30-8pm. You may have heard Jael’s regular book column on CBC Radio’s Q. This event is free.

During her visit, Jael will be visiting local schools with her children’s book, “The Stone Thrower.”  Submitted

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