February 4, 2016

A Mini-Workshop with J.J. Lee, author of The Measure of a Man at the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL)

Presented by the Tri-City Wordsmiths, the Terry Fox Library of the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) will be hosting writer J.J. Lee for a workshop on the transformative nature of memoir writing.  Lee He will read from his critically acclaimed book The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit.  For years, journalist and amateur tailor JJ Lee tried to ignore the navy suit that hung at the back of his closet — his late father’s last suit. When he decides to finally make the suit his own, little does he know he is about to embark on a journey into his own past.

Part personal memoir, part social history of the man’s suit, it is a deeply moving and brilliantly crafted story of fathers and sons, love and forgiveness, of fitting in and standing out — and discovering what it means to be your own man.

The Tri-City Wordsmiths is a group dedicated to education and networking.  Its meetings consist of speakers, readers, workshops, and occasionally YouTube videos by experts in the field.

At the Terry Fox Library, 2.00pm to 4.30p.m. at 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam. Info: 604 927-7999