Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series (March 2013)

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 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, March 7, 2013, 8–10 pm

Location: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, V5V 3R2

Admission: By Donation

Related topic(s): Writing and Communications


The author of a lyrical memoir, The Long Hello, Cathie Borrie studied at The Writer's Studio in 2005 under the tutelage of Betsy Warland. She is currently developing a poetry manuscript.

Patricia L. Morris is an art school dropout and Harvard grad with a damp sense of death. She seeks "second coming of age" stories that reflect concerns about aging and death. She craves darkly comic fairy tales of our time and reads and writes stories to quench this.

By day, Kevin Kokoska (TWS 2013) works with at-risk youth at a Vancouver homeless shelter. By night, he works with equally at-risk youth at a Granville Street nightclub. Kevin is a current TWS student in the fiction cohort.

Aline LaFlamme has worked in cross-cultural teaching, leading ceremonies, and facilitating workshops. She comes from a long line of storytellers, and storytelling has always been an integral part of her work. Now semi-retired, Aline recently began writing those stories down. She’s now ready to share her writing publically.

The first vice-president of the Federation of B.C. Writers and a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, Ben Nuttall-Smith, a novelist and poet, writes about people as he explores exotic lands. His latest two books of poetry have just been published by Silver Bow Publishing of New Westminster.

Rosetta Cannata (TWS 2012) is a lifelong storyteller. Some of her stories are true; some are fiction. She’s spent most of her career living the buttoned-down lifestyle of a corporate communicator. Before that, she was a newspaper reporter with a lot questions. Wherever she’s worked, it’s always been about the story.

Elen Ghulam recently finished writing a novel titled Graffiti Hack, which she is hoping to get published. Graffiti Hack is a story of the East West cultural clash through the intricate language of the internet. Tonight she will read an excerpt. You can visit her blog at

Rachel Rose's national-award-winning poetry, fiction, and non-fiction has appeared in Poetry, The Malahat Review, The Best American Poetry and Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry. She has published three books of poetry, Song and Spectacle, Notes on Arrival and Departure, and Giving My Body to Science. In 2011, she was commissioned to write a libretto with composer Leslie Uyeda. The piece will be performed as an opera in summer 2013.



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