Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 01 Oct 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, October 1, 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

George K. Ilsley, author of ManBug and Random Acts of Hatred, has also been published in Prairie Fire, Event, West Coast Line, and many anthologies. He won the Lush Triumphant Literary Award for creative non-fiction in 2014, and was stunned to win again this year, for fiction.

Annette LeBox is an award-winning writer with 7 published books, including Salmon Creek, winner of the BC Book Prize. Annette earned her MFA at UBC in 1995 and has had 45 poems published in journals such as Event, Poetry Canada and Prairie Fire. Annette is working on poetry at TWS. 

Taryn Thomson‘s story “The Game” was long-listed for the CBC Short Story prize and shortlisted for The Writers’ Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Emerging Writers. Her work has appeared in Room and Freefall, and will appear in an anthology called Writing Menopause from Innana Press this year. 

Valerie Chalker Whitfield is a reforming technical medical writer in the TWS 2015 non-fiction cohort, where she is working on a family saga spanning three generations and three continents. She is going to read a shorter piece about a recent event in her life.

A.J. Lin is a graduate of UBC’s Creative Writing program. She then spent two decades doing everything possible to avoid writing. Eventually she ran out of resistance and came to The Writer’s Studio to find help for her affliction. 

Trace Wilson is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s TWS 2014 and she just completed a six-month manuscript intensive with brilliant poetry-guru Evelyn Lau. Trace lives in beautiful Lions Bay with husband Rick and their two amazing teenage daughters.

Lynn Easton has been a writer, editor, and columnist in community newspapers off-and-on for more that 25 years. She is part of JJ Lee's 2015 TWS non-fiction cohort, where she is working to stretch her creative muscles. 

Janet Fretter (TWS 2013) is a writer, editor, and lover of great sentences. She writes fiction and narrative non-fiction. An active member of the writing community in the Lower Mainland, Janet also serves as managing editor of emerge, the annual anthology produced by the students of the Writer’s Studio.



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