Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 03 Dec 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, December 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

Malcolm van Delst is originally from Ottawa, Ont. She studied English at McMaster U and art at Emily Carr. She has worked professionally as a writer, graphic designer, film composer, photographer, videographer and web developer. She will read from her second novel, a dramatic, everywoman fiction, Do the Wrong Thing.

Rex Moore, a graduate of SFU will read his previously published article from the Georgia Straight, “The day the whales did not come out to play”, about a miserable family outing in Clayoquot Sound, a lesson learned, and how the loss of a child is like an unfinished work of art.

Tamara Letkeman is a Vancouver writer from Winnipeg. She graduated from TWS 2014 after a year under the mentorship of Kevin Chong.

Margaret McKeon is a poet whose work appears in Newfoundland Quarterly, Paragon VI, Paper Mill Press and the anthology for the 2015 Dr. William Henry Drummond Poetry Contest.  She is currently completing a PhD in Education using narrative and poetic inquiry at the University of British Columbia.  

Carys Cragg—a 2014 graduate of The Writers Studio in Narrative Nonfiction and current participant in The Writers Studio Graduate Workshop—is drafting a memoir, where she tells the story of writing to and meeting with the incarcerated man who murdered her father 23 years ago.

Mauretia Holloway (TWS 2008 with Wayde Compton) is working on a first book, a creative nonfiction story of a father and daughter, a family not quite fitting in, that brings a fresh view of a girl coming of age and how fathers mould their daughters and countries shape outcomes.

Rebecca A. Coates is a member of The Writer’s Studio 2015. She has spent over twenty years working in independent bookstores in San Francisco and Vancouver while writing speculative fiction in her spare time. She’s also a copy editor and blogs as her alter ego, The Grammar Sherpa, at

Rachel Rose is the Poet Laureate of Vancouver for 2014-2017. Her book Song & Spectacle won the Audre Lorde Award in the US and the Pat Lowther Award in Canada. She just recently won her second Pushcart Prize (2016)—this one for a poem included in Marry & Burn.



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