Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 06 Nov 2014 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, November 6, 2014, 8–10 p.m.

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

Admission: By Donation

Related topic(s): Writing and Communications

Ken Kuhn studied at UBC, Chicago and SFU. He's taught high school for 36 years and has been retired for seven. In 2008, he had a top-20 story entry for a Wind in the Willows centenary. He is currently writing a memoir in a course with Ingrid Rose.

Shell Johnson has worked as a screenwriter, story editor, ghost writer, copywriter and talk radio producer. She joined The Writer’s Studio in 2014 because she wanted to find her tribe.

Sheila Martineau (TWS 2014) has been writing most of her life—mostly for and about other people, with several publications in art magazines and academic journals. She is currently working on her first full-length literary memoir, in which nothing is as it appears to be. She is also exploring the personal essay form.

David James Brock’s first collection of poetry is Everyone is CO2 (Wolsak & Wynn). He is co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera developed for singers with cystic fibrosis through Scottish Opera, which was recently nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. You can find out more about David and his work at

D.D. Miller’s work has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. His first collection of stories, David Foster Wallace Ruined My Suicide and Other Stories, was published by Wolsak and Wynn in Spring 2014. Miller is also known for his extensive writing on roller derby. He lives in Toronto.

Kelly Ryan worked for 23 years at CBC Radio, hosting programs such as As It Happens and Sounds Like Canada, and working as a national reporter. Then she had kids. With the kids finally in school, Kelly is working on her first non-fiction novel with help from her TWS 2014 non-fiction colleagues.

Jennifer Zilm graduated from TWS in 2013. The manuscript which was the main focus of her attention during her TWS year is called Waiting Room and will be published by BookThug in 2016.

Cullene Bryant’s stories have appeared in numerous literary journals as well as two books of short fiction: Llamas in the Snow and In the Dry Woods. She is a member of Room’s Collective and is currently writing and re-writing a novel “Sans Everything” at the TWS graduate writer’s workshop.



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