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Who are we: Your words Matter To Us is a student led program that supports writers of all various ages in their professional and personal development. It is part of Close Look Productions. We offer monthly writing, and performing events along with our bi-weekly interviews and bi-monthly publishing opportunities Goal: Providing writers of all various skill levels and passions an opportunity to develop their writing, have an opportunity to self-express and present their work in front of an audience, and receive recognition for it. 1.Develop writing: Writing events 2.Self express: Performing events 3.Receive recognition: Publishing events Who do we support? Writers of various skill levels and interests(activism,current events,social issues, short stories/poems) looking for opportunities for development, self expression, and recognition Our support South Surrey recreation Center Crescent Choir Simple generosity Federation of Bc Writers Pandora’s Collective Whiterock Arts and Culture City o
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  Hiring event We're hiring until January 31st! We're looking for event creation, marketing, outreach, a magazine editor and some writers for the organization! You can register online or contact our Instagram @yourwordsmattertous Benefits of joining our organisation - strong reference letters - possibility of receiving recognition on newspapers and other avenues - university and resume experience - meet new individuals who share the same interest - get volunteering hours - be part of a reputable organization affiliated with closebook productions, and ties with other organisations such as Aaj Magazine, Aarzu magazine and more! We'd love to see so many new faces to our organisation. Check out these accounts to learn more about them. Avneet.Nijjar@surrey.ca  simplegenerosity@firstwestcu.ca anngrahamwalker@icloud.com  Deanna.Younan@surrey.ca  EKeurvorst@whiterockcity.ca sita@barrisolbc.ca 

Publishing Opportunities for Recognition

Publishing-recognition What: Publishing provides an opportunity for people to receive recognition for all of their hard work What will happen: People will get their work published by Your Words Matter To Us through various mediums This will later be shared possibly with Surrey Archives, our own social media, Closelook productions , Surrey Art Council and more places. An example of this includes our bi-motnhly magazine, Words Touch Souls, and our writing contest Who: Writers of various skill levels and interests(activism,current events,social issues, short stories/poems) looking for opportunities for development, self expression, and recognition When: Once a month/two months Why: You will receive an opportunity to have your work published and recognized by a larger audience . Work will also possibly be shared wirth Surrey Archives, our own social media, Closelook productions , Surrey Art Council and more places https://www.flipsnack.com/ yourwordsmattertous/words- touch-souls-edition-2.

Interviews for Recognition

Interview-Recognition Description: Instagram live interview is an opportunity for writers to be asked questions about their work, their inspiration, and to promote their work What will happen: Instagram livestream: Interviewer will ask interviewee some questions about their writing journey, inspiration, and process Interviewee can receive recognition for their work and perhaps even read some of it Published: This video will be then recorded, edited, and posted some time during the week Please connect with us if you would like to be interviewed! Who: Writers of various skill levels and interests(activism,current events,social issues, short stories/poems) looking for opportunities for  recognition When: Once in two weeks on instagram livestream, during a weekend Work will then be posted the following week Where Instagram live Benefits: Recognition: this is an opportunity for people to be recognized, and have their work noticed by more people on Instagram live Contact: Email: skarthik.stu

Performing events-self expression

Performing-self expression What: Performing opportunities will provide people an opportunity to self express and share their work with a larger audience. This often takes form as open mic events What will happen: Everyone can introduce themselves Everyone will play a small ice breaker game Everyone will be able to share some of their work with people Video will be shared with Surrey Art Council, and CloseLook productions Receive a certificate recognizing your efforts Writers of various skill levels and interests(activism,current events,social issues, short stories/poems) looking for opportunities for development, self expression, and recognition When: Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm Why: Self expression: People will be able to express themselves on a larger platform People will also receive a certificate of appreciation and will have a video of them performing potentially on the Surrey Art Council and CloseLook productions, our social media and other organizations. Open mic: Descr

Collaboration and support

Your Words Matter To Us Inception : The Writing and Open Mic Event began in June 2019 and has been continuing since. The bi-monthly booklet started in December 2019 Your Words Matter To Us Who are we: Your words Matter To Us is a student-led program that supports people of all various ages in their professional and personal development. We offer monthly writing, and open mic events, and create a bi-monthly magazine called Words Touch Souls. Goal: We wish to foster a community where people can be their most authentic selves. They will able to shed light on their endeavours, topics of passions, political events and global issues. They will be able to promote themselves and their organizations as well. We hope to provide people with: -Education -Self-expression -Community -Recognition -Inspiration -Awareness  Our support -South Surrey Recreation Center -Crescent Choir -Simple generosity -Federation of Bc Writers -Pandora

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