Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series (February 2012)

Fri, 10 Feb 2012 7:00 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): Friday, February 10, 2012 7–9 pm

Location: Take 5 Café, 429 Granville St., Vancouver

Admission: Free

Related topic(s): Writing and Communications


Basically a transient, CAROL SHILLIBEER currently lives in Vancouver, BC. She writes, reads, blogs, thinks and works when necessary. She has been published in Other Voices, The Malahat Review, Foliate Oak and Room (forthcoming).

LESLIE HILL is a 2007 graduate of The Writers Studio in Creative Non-Fiction currently working on a memoir as well as short personal essays. She finds writing a cheap alternative to therapy but believes no one should give up a day job without a wealthy patron.

DAVID BLINKHORN, a TWS 2011 graduate, lives in Delta with Sheila, his four fifteen year olds and his faithful sidekick, Samson. When he’s not writing his poetry, plays, mysteries, and fantasies, he fills his empty days reviewing the caustic critiques of his written words by others slightly less creatively challenged.

HELEN WUSSOW is a member of the English department at Simon Fraser University as well as Dean of Lifelong Learning. Her interest in writing fiction arises out of a desire to honour the hard scrabble lives of the farmers and ranchers in the US's northern prairies, the area where she was raised.

CLARISSA P. GREEN’S poetry, fiction and creative non- fiction examine the interface between time, memory and personal relationships. A therapist, university teacher and graduate of TWS, she won VIWF’s contest for fiction. Her creative non-fiction manuscript explores relationship changes as parents age and die and children do – or don’t – show up.

SUSILAWATI BRYANT resumed writing in 2004 with Dr. Marlene A. Schiwy's course "The New Autobiography: Your Life As Story", at UBC. She met her fellow students, whom she calls her "Story Sisters", and still meets with them monthly to share writing to this day. A singer, her inspirations are drawn to rhythm and movement.

JAN REDFORD attended TWS in 2007. She is still working on her climbing memoir, but this is absolutely, without a doubt, the very last re-write. Tonight, she will read a few scenes from God or Boys.... a story that just won first place in Room’s non- fiction category.

Guest artists

SORESSA GARDNER is a vocalist, improviser and electronic music composer who collaborates with authors, dancers, visual artists and a range of musicians. DENNIS E. BOLEN’S seventh book of fiction, Anticipated Results, was published by Arsenal/Pulp Press in April, 2011. Together they have performed word and music productions at such venues as Pandora’s Collective annual Summer Dreams literary festival, the Vancouver East Cultural Centre and Vancouver Public Library.



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