Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 02 Apr 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, April 2, 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

Primarily a playwright, Sherry MacDonald’s plays have been produced locally and elsewhere, and are published by Anvil Press. Also a filmmaker, her short films have been screened at festivals both locally and internationally. Sherry holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, has received several government writing grants, and recently was writer-in-residence at Berton House.

Originally from Vancouver, Leah Sharzer has just returned from six years in Paris, where she studied French literature while consuming copious amounts of cheese and croissants. A member of the TWS 2015 Poetry group, she is inspired by her amazing peers and mentor.

Sean Johnston’s latest books are We Don’t Listen to Them and Listen All You Bullets. His first collection, A Day Does Not Go By, won the 2003 ReLit Award for short fiction. He lives in Kelowna, B.C., where he co-edits Ryga: A Journal of Provocations and teaches at Okanagan College.

Clarissa P. Green’s memoir, fiction and poetry draw on her years as a family therapist, and focus on family relationships, aging, and how memories are transformed by time. She is a TWS 2007 graduate, and her latest publications are in the anthologies: Untying the Apron and Animal Companions, Animal Doctors, Animal People.

Mike White's first collection of poems, How to Make a Bird with Two Hands (Word Works 2012) was awarded the Washington Prize. Individual poems have appeared in journals including Poetry, Ploughshares, The New Republic, and The Malahat Review.  Originally from Montreal, he now lives in Salt Lake City and teaches at the University of Utah.

Angela Kenyon (TWS 2014) has lived in East Vancouver for more than 30 years with her partner and wonderfully diverse family. Her writing is most often focused on family, and reflects her preoccupation with storytelling and her constant search for symbols and messages in the smallest of events.

Christine Grimard (TWS 2009) has loved stories and storytelling her entire life. She is involved with New West Writers, Golden Ears Writers, Mission Writers and the Federation of B.C. Writers. She writes fiction and some creative nonfiction based on her adventures.

Leah Horlick is a 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry and holds an MFA in creative writing from UBC. Her first collection, Riot Lung, was shortlisted for a ReLit Award and a Saskatchewan Book Award. She lives on Unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver, where she co-curates REVERB, a queer reading series.

Questions?

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