Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 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 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

Deborah Patton wrote her first book, Addy Revisited, in 2005 under the pseudonym Addy Rawlins. An alumna of The Writer's Studio (2013), Deborah is currently working on her second book. Critics and colleagues have told her that she has a strong, distinctive voice and that her work is powerful. She believes them.

Roger Blenman is a Barbadian-born Canadian author, playwright, spoken-word artist, poet, theatre director, talent manager, and secondary-school teacher who also makes a spectacular vegan lasagne. You can learn more about his work at

Meaghan Rondeau has never once enjoyed writing an author bio. One of her poems appears in the current issue of Room. Meaghan will begin an MFA at UBC in September and has already pretty much checked out of both of her jobs.

Karen Faryna is a teacher and 2013 graduate of The Writer's Studio. Working in Okinawa, Japan, for three years has become the basis for a collection of stories she is currently writing. From this collection, "Tomorrow is a New Day" placed second in the non-fiction category of the 2014 RCLAS Write On! competition.

A graduate of The Writer’s Studio 2013, Meharoona Ghani is a published poet. Her proudest 2014 moments were launching Vancouver Pop-Up-Poets: On the spot poetry and street performance, and 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!

Katherine McManus slipped slowly into writing after decades in teaching and educational administration. As a lifelong observer of others, she now finds she has more stories to tell than time to tell them.

Tamara Letkeman (The Writer's Studio 2014) is a Vancouver writer from Winnipeg. She writes short fiction. Her work has appeared in Joyland as well as Broken Pencil, where her short story “After the Flood” recently took first place.

Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of eight books, including the recently published Love Will Burst into a Thousand Shapes. She is the two-time winner of the CBC Literary Awards for fiction. Jane has published in the New York Times, Seventeen Magazine, Salon, Lemonhound, Numéro Cinq and many other places. Visit her blog:    



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