Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 8:00 PM

One of our creative writing programs, 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, September 3, 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

Shazia Hafiz Ramji’s work has been long-listed for the Best Canadian Poetry anthology and has recently appeared in Matrix, Room, Canadian Literature, and The Rusty Toque. She received the inaugural Yale Road Scholarship for The Writer’s Studio 2015, where she is mentored by Meredith Quartermain, whose latest book is I, Bartleby.

Christina Myers is a current member of the narrative non-fiction cohort of The Writer’s Studio. She was a full-time newspaper reporter for more than 12 years before leaving the industry in 2013 to raise her kids and rediscover her passion for creative writing.

Suzanne Pauline Scott was born in Tunisia into a Canadian diplomatic family. She was raised in Venezuela, Germany, Indonesia, and Australia, and has published memoirs in ExpatLiving magazine. Suzanne completed TWS 2014 and studied with Wayne Compton in the TWS 2015 Grad Workshop. She is working on her first novel.

Catherine MacNeill is a singer-songwriter from Vancouver, B.C., and recipient of Milieu’s Emerging Writer’s Contest for her first poetry manuscript Under the Influence. Poems from her new manuscript, Emily and Elspeth, appear in Queer Chroma, Rampike, Sinister Wisdom, and Room of One’s Own.

Candie Tanaka is a TWS 2013 grad and an alumna of Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Her first novel, Tanaka & Co., is underway, as is a suite of poems about working on the waterfront. Candie works as a social media and marketing consultant at the Richmond Art Gallery.

Alison Brewin published a short story and completed her first novel in the 90s, but children and income-earning interrupted her writing. Alison completed TWS in 2013. She writes fiction, works as a consultant for non-profits, and raises amazing children with her spouse and East Van extended family.

Barbara Baydala attended The Writer’s Studio in 2013. Her work has appeared in Emerge 2013, CV2, the Haro and most recently in Geist, where she won 11th annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. She is a resident of Ladner, B.C.

Cathie Borrie studied with Betsy Warland in The Writer’s Studio in 2005. Excerpts from her book The Long Hello have been shortlisted three times in the CBC Literary Awards, and the book has been adapted for stage. Skyhorse Publishing’s Arcade imprint will release the U.S. edition in April 2016.



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