Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 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, November 3, 2016, 8–10 p.m.

Location: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R2

Admission: By Donation

Related topic(s): Writing and Communications

Yaron Butterfield has been a cancer genomics researcher for over 16 years. In 2004 he was diagnosed with the worst form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, GBM. He continues to be healthy and optimistic that the cancer is gone for good. He is now writing a book of his experience while in TWS 2016.

Lynn Easton attended TWS 2015. She’s trying to finish her manuscript of essays on gender, class and family. Her essay "Nine" was included in the Caitlin Press Boobs anthology and she’s currently shortlisted for Malahat Review's Constance Rooke creative non-fiction award.

Christine Riek has always lived in the Vancouver area. Retired from policy analysis and piano teaching, she now enjoys life as an art photographer, and as a writer of poetry and fiction. She is a 2016 graduate of SFU’s Southbank Writers’ Program in Surrey.

Dhana Musil is a TWS 2011 grad. Her memoir, These Little Earthquakes, chronicles the decade she spent living in the seamy underbelly of 1990s Japan. Her prize-winning stories have been published in numerous anthologies and were recently shortlisted for the EVENT non-fiction contest.

Sheila Martineau has had numerous academic papers and creative essays published over the past 20 years. She’s now writing a literary memoir about a resilient girl growing up in a world where almost nothing makes sense and almost nothing is as it seems. Sheila is a graduate of TWS 2014.

Christina Boschmann is currently finishing TWS 2016. She is originally from Berlin but now lives in Vancouver because she is in love with the temperate rainforest. When not writing narrative poetry she can be found playing guitar or swimming in the ocean. She has two poems published in Emerge 16

Arlene Avila was pursuing a PhD in literature in the Philippines when she rediscovered a long-buried dream of writing through an elective class. She sent an entry to a national writers workshop in Manila and was promptly accepted into UBC’s MFA Creative Writing Program.

Arushi Raina grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. She's also lived in Egypt, Nigeria, India, the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Her debut novel, When Morning Comes, was released in July. She likes intricate plots, flawed characters, chases, escapes, and sentences that make you stop and wonder. 



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