Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 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 5, 2017, 8–10 p.m.

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

Admission: By Donation

Related topic(s): Writing and Communications

CHRISTINA MYERS is a freelance writer, a former journalist and a member of TWS 2015. Her work has appeared in several anthologies including Boobs and the forthcoming Sustenance, as well as on CBC Radio and in publications including Skirt Quarterly and Room Magazine.

GRIFFIN TEDESCHINI is a writer of poetry, spoken word and short fiction. In 2015, she participated in the National Spoken Word Festival with the Calgary Slam Poetry Team. She has been a feature poet at Calgary’s Verses Festival and on Vancouver Co-op Radio.

LALO ESPEJO’s travel monologues have been performed on university campuses across Canada and produced as a radio drama by CBC, which also commissioned him to write a short story for Canada Reads. His political satire is featured on Vancouver Review Media's blog.

SUZANNE DE MONTIGNY wrote her first novella at the age of 12. A teacher for 20 years, she discovered children enjoyed her stories and thus began writing again. She is the author of the Shadow of the Unicorn series as well as the novels A Town Bewitched and Fields of Gold Beneath Prairie Skies.

LYNN EASTON is a TWS graduate of 2015­-16. Her creative non-fiction has appeared in the Caitlin Press anthology Boobs, Rachel Rose’s forthcoming Sustenance, and the Malahat Review, which awarded her the 2016 Constance Rooke Creative Non-fiction Prize.

CHRISTINE LEVICZKY RIEK is a poet and art photographer from Surrey, a TWS 2017 student and a graduate of Southbank 2016. She is writing a docu-poetry manuscript on the lives of her ancestors who lived in the Carpathian Mountains of Central Europe.

LESLEE SILVERMAN is an existentialist who grew up on the prairies speaking a language that is nearly extinct. She helped build a theatre for children in Winnipeg at the place where the two most powerful rivers in Canada meet. She respects words, wilderness and dense books.

MARIE MACCAGNO has been writing since she could make pencil squiggles on paper. She has an abiding curiosity and desire to explore. After walking the Camino de Santiago, Marie followed a path to reclaim her voice. She is now a midwife for writers, supporting the birth of words and stories.



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