Liberal leader pens memoir
Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff’s new book, True Patriot Love: Four Generations in Search of Canada, is due out April 18. The book chronicles Ignatieff’s mother’s side of the family and its influence, as well as his political challenges. Canadian studies professor Cara Camcastle
has written about some of Ignatieff’s previous writings in her book on French diplomat Joseph de Maistre (The More Moderate Side of Joseph de Maistre: Views on Political Liberty and Political Economy, 2006) and can offer comment on Ignatieff’s latest memoir. Camcastle watches federal Liberal politics and also has an eye on B.C.’s election campaign.
Cara Camcastle, 778.828.0846 (cell); firstname.lastname@example.org
Poet’s residency marks poetry month
April is national poetry month, and for cultural exchange student and poet Akerke Mussabekova
, from Kazahkstan, it will be spent in Vancouver as part of a four-month residency with the Vancouver International Writers Festival and the Joy Kogawa House writer-in-residence program. The residency is part of the HSBC Group’s Cultural Exchange Program in partnership with Poet in the City, a U.K.-based charity committed to making new connections for poetry. Mussabekova is also brushing up her English skills and learning about Canadian culture through SFU’s Continuing Studies’ English Language and Culture (ELC) program, and can talk about her experiences and her poetry.
Akerke Mussabekova, email@example.com
Reel Justice film festival
Simon Fraser University’s Metropolis British Columbia* (MBC) centre of excellence for research on immigration and diversity and the Pivot Legal Society have teamed up to host Reel Justice: a one-day film festival exploring homelessness and intersecting issues through Vancouver-based films and research.
- When: Sunday April 19, 2009; Doors @ 11:30 a.m., Screenings @ 12 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.
- Where: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street.
- Price: $5 for everyone, $3 for students, seniors and low-income people for the whole day. One ticket gets you in for all screenings and will be available at the door on the day or online.
Reel Justice films will include Carts of Darkness, The Damage Done: The Drug War Odyssey, A Safer Sex Trade, Metamorphosis, Finding Dawn
and many others. Films will be followed by brief Q&A sessions with directors, film subjects, advocates, academics, and/or community leaders.
Go to Reel Justice film guide
* MBC is located at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, with a co-director based on each campus. For more info: http://mbc.metropolis.net/
Krishna Pendakur, co-director, MBC, 778.782.5501, firstname.lastname@example.org