Public lectures and events
The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver
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, December 4, 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
Born in the Netherlands, Margreet Dietz has worked as a professional journalist and copyeditor from Brussels, Toronto and Sydney. She has independently published 10 books—including six of her own. In TWS 2014, this marathon runner has gained fresh momentum in her efforts to write a marathon-themed memoir.
Nilofar Shidmehr, Ph.D., MFA, is a B.C.-Book-Prize-nominated poet. She is author of Between Lives (2014), Two Nilofars: Before and After Migration (2009), Shirin and Salt Man (2008), and the Farsi translator of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. Nilofar will start teaching courses at SFU from January 2015.
Laura Cuthbert is most noted as a lyricist, contributing through Columbia Records, and now Sub-Pop Records in Seattle. However, Laura spends her spare time researching ghost towns, traveling to the middle of nowhere, breaking into abandoned buildings, and then writing down what she’s seen.
Bruce Rice has published five books of poetry. The Trouble With Beauty (Coteau 2014) asks hard questions about landscape and beauty, and the marks we leave on it. The Regina poet has received the CAA Award for Poetry, was shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book of the Year in 2009, and received the P.K. Page Founders’ Award for the best poem in Malahat Review in 2013.
Nikki Hillman is a writer of non-fiction and fiction. As a graduate of the Southbank Writing Program (2012) and TWS (2013), she is enjoying many roles within the writing community. Her co-hosting duties with the Southbank Reading Series are where she most enjoys supporting and encouraging other writers.
Karen J Lee (TWS 2011) writes memoir, humour, and personal essay—sometimes simultaneously. Her work has appeared in PRISM international and The Globe and Mail, and will be featured in the upcoming Caitlin Press anthology This Place a Stranger: Canadian Women Travelling Alone (Spring 2015). Follow Karen on Twitter @KJrox100 and on Facebook as karenjlee.writes.
Patrik Sampler is a writer whose fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The Guardian, PRISM international, Marco Polo Arts Mag, and other publications. Sampler has done postgraduate research on the late-career novels of Abe Kobo.
George K. Ilsley is the author of Random Acts of Hatred and ManBug. His work has been published in Prairie Fire, Event, West Coast Line, and many anthologies. In 2007 he was a writer-in-residence in the Yukon, and recently won the 2014 Lush Triumphant award for creative non-fiction.
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