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, February 5, 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
Candie Tanaka is a TWS 2013 grad and an art school alumnus from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. A first novel, Tanaka & Co., as well as a series of poems about working on the waterfront are underway. Candie works in marketing and communications at the Richmond Public Library.
Graham J. Darling is an industrial scientist with articles in such refereed journals as Biotechnology & Bioengineering. Lately he has taken to writing as fiction what the world isn't ready to take as fact; his first story appeared in the 2014 anthology Sword & Mythos.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Kelly Ryan has enjoyed Vancouver life for 14 years now. Still, when it came to writing, she returned to her time as CBC Radio’s National reporter covering the Maritimes. Kelly is a TWS 2014 graduate, and is working on a creative non-fiction novel.
Yaana Dancer (TWS 2011) grew up in North Van. A longing to see beyond the forested valley drove her to travel, yet mountains and seas drew her back. Unearthing childhood passions carried her through a 10-year study of art-making that morphed into her being consumed with writing.
Alyson Quinn is the author of three books published by Rowman and Littlefield. In When the River Wakes Up, Alyson returns to her homeland, Zimbabwe, for inspiration. The setting is Zimbabwe in 1980, a time of mass transition. It is a tale scorched by the fire of new beginnings, diving deep into a turbulent political cauldron.
A TWS 2013 graduate, Meharoona Ghani is a published poet. Her proudest 2014 moments were launching Vancouver Pop-Up-Poets, an on-the-spot poetry and street performance group, as well as delivering the first-ever spoken-word Pecha Kucha presentation in six minutes and 40 seconds to a sold-out Vogue Theatre crowd. Slam-it-poets!
Joanne Betzler is a graduate of TWS 2013 genre fiction cohort, has written several short stories and is currently working on a novel. An active member of New West Writers, Renaissance Writers and Ink Tank, her work is published in TWS emerge 2013 and New West Writers Anthology 2014.
Carleigh Baker is a Métis/Icelandic writer. A past winner of the subTerrain Lush Triumphant award for fiction, her work has appeared in Ricepaper and Joyland Magazine, and is forthcoming in Unsettled (Brindle & Glass Spring 2016), an anthology about colonialism in Canada. She writes book reviews for The Globe and Mail.
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