On a green-blue background, a dark maroon icon of a microphone with the text, Bridges Literary Festival.

Microfiction Showcase

In this celebratory reading event, we showcase the creations from two Microfiction workshops offered in advance of the Bridges Literary Festival (April 27 and May 1). Members of the community are creating postcard-sized pieces that will be displayed in the fiction area of the library. Workshop instructor, Hannah Bel Davis will be featured and New Westminster’s Poet Laureate, Elliott Slinn will host! The event will take place in the reading lounge on the main floor of the library.

with a gold background, a smiling woman with blonde hair looks toward the left. She has gold chains around her neck and bare shoulders.


Hannah Bel Davis is a literary and visual artist. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University and a BFA in Film and English from Simon Fraser University. She lives with her family and animals on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halkomelem-speaking peoples.





A light skinned black man with very short hair and wearing a black shirt looks directly into the camera.Poet Elliott Slinn was named New Westminster’s fifth (and youngest) Poet Laureate in June 2021, actively beginning his tenure that August. Slinn was born and raised in the Queen’s Park neighbourhood of New Westminster and still resides in the Royal City today. Slinn, in addition to being a poet, is also a singer-songwriter. Slinn’s poetry and lyrics focus on the existential events of our day-to-day existence. Slinn’s work has been described as immediate and accessible, as he aims to transform his personal tale into a shared experience.



May 10 2024


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Main Branch
716 6th Avenue, New Westminster, BC


Adult Programs
QR Code