Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 01 Dec 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, December 1, 2016, 8–10 p.m.

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

Admission: By Donation

Related topic(s): Writing and Communications

Valerie Chalker Whitfield’s previous writing experience has been for academic medical journals and travel magazines. The year 2015 was a turning point toward a new type of writing as she completed TWS in non-fiction. She’s working on a multi-generational, three-continent family saga.

Erica Evelyn Simmonds is a writer, communicator and lifelong storyteller from Ottawa. She has a degree in journalism and moved to Vancouver in 2012 to attend TWS. She currently works in the non-profit sector and is writing a collection of short stories and a couple of children’s books.

Christine Hayvice is a Kiwi who is moving back to New Zealand this month. Her writing has been inspired by the family shenanigans of her Russian-Jewish immigrant ancestors and she is close to completing a 60-year history of a trade union representing Canadian airline workers. She’s a 2012 TWS alumni.

Culleen Bryant’s two collections of short fiction, Llamas in the Snow and In the Dry Woods were published by The Books Collective in Edmonton. Her collection of poetry God is a Laughing Bedouin will be published in 2017 by Inanna Publications in Toronto. Culleen is a graduate of TWS 2010. 

Angela Kenyon writes fiction and has written poetry as a survival tool since childhood. She completed TWS in 2014. In 2012, she was awarded a residency at Hedgebrook and received the Kwantlen Writers’ Guild scholarship. Her poetry focuses on family and messages from small events.

Christina Myers is a recovering journalist, a 2015 TWS alumnus and a freelance writer for a number of local publications. Her work has appeared in the anthology Boobs, on CBC Radio, on Skirt Quarterly online, in Voices of MotherhoodRoom Magazine online and elsewhere.

Ingrid Rose was in the first TWS program in 2001. Since that time, she’s been working on her lyric prose memoir, As of a Trumpet: My Journey from Marxist to Emissary of Divine Light. She’s taught memoir and “writing from the body” for the last decade.

Janie Chang draws upon family history for her novels. Her first novel, Three Souls, was a finalist for the 2014 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and nominated for the 2015 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her second novel, Dragon Springs Road, will be released in January 2017.



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