Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 8:00 PM

Our creative writing program, The Writer’s Studio, hosts a popular monthly reading series featuring local and out-of-town writers and authors. These mixed-genre readings are open to the public.

Date(s): Thursday, January 8, 2015, 8–10 p.m.

Location: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, B.C. V5V 3R2

Admission: By Donation

Related topic(s): Writing and Communications

A prairie-born Métis/Icelandic poet, Jonina Kirton currently lives in the unceded territory of the Coast Salish people. She graduated from The Writer’s Studio in 2007. Her first book of poetry, page as bone ~ ink as blood, will be released in the spring of 2015 from Talon Books.

After learning about writing at The Writer’s Studio (2013), Kevin Kokoska learned about counselling at UBC. Now Kevin is learning about how much of his clients’ stories he may use in his writing without facing legal action.

Dhana Musil is working on These Little Earthquakes, the memoir she began at TWS 2011 about the decade she spent in Japan's underbelly. Her stories have won some awards and scholarships, but what she really wants is for her writing to land her somewhere warm and sunny.

Linda King is a West Coast poet who has been published in numerous literary journals in Canada and internationally. She is the author of Dream Street Details, published by Shoe Music Press. Her latest collection, Reality Wayfarers, also published by Shoe Music Press, has just been released.

Sonya Poller (TWS 2014) has written about and from a variety of international locales in North America, Europe and Asia. Originally from Canada’s East Coast, Sonya’s articles have spanned topics such as urban planning, wildlife, science and travel. Most of all, Sonya enjoys collaborative creative non-fiction, and interviewing seemingly ordinary people to uncover the unexpected.

Conor Moher grew up on Gabriola Island with his mom and dad, two brothers, and, briefly, their family cat, Kitsu. He is currently sitting on his couch writing his own biography.

A graduate of TWS 2013 and member of the non-fictionistas writing group, Rena Graham primarily writes creative non-fiction and is currently working on a full-length memoir. Her work was shortlisted in Malahat Review’s Open Season awards for 2014 and selected as a finalist for The Writer’s Union of Canada's 21st Annual Short Prose Competition.

Chelene Knight is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio (Poetry, 2013). She has been published in Sassafras Literary Magazine, Room, emerge 2013 and Raven Chronicles, and she is a member of the editorial board at RoomBraided Skin, her first book, is forthcoming with Mother Tongue Publishing in the spring of 2015.



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