Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series in Vancouver

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 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, February 1, 2018, 8–10 p.m.

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

Admission: By Donation

Related topic(s): Writing and Communications

ZOE DAGNEAULT (TWS 2016) participated in the graduate workshop with Amber Dawn and was a mentor apprentice of Betsy Warland's. Zoe’s work has been published in print and online. She runs a writing/consulting site, West Coast Writers, and is currently working on her first manuscript.

REX MOORE graduated from SFU’s English program in 1976. On December 7, 1993, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, the cause and cure of which continue to elude researchers. Now in his 25th year of coping with the disease, Rex uses his experiences as inspiration for his writing.

Long-time Vancouverite VAL EMBREE was a self-described closet writer until later-life events and the draw of the writing community kicked her into full writing gear. Her early adventures on the page include classes with Ingrid Rose and the 2017 VMI with Betsy Warland.

CAROLE HARMON is an actress, photographer, publisher and word-weaver whose intimate relationship with nature comes from hikes in the Rockies where she grew up. She is a graduate of TWS 2016 and VMI 2017, presently looking for a home for one manuscript and working on a second.

KATHRYN ALEXANDER (TWS 2007/08) is a poet and educator. During the 2017 VMI with Rachel Rose she completed her manuscript “The Littoral Zone,” in which her poems seek to reconcile a family’s unravelling amidst the renewal offered by the natural resilience of intertidal life.

ANDREW P. BLABER is the founder and director of the Aerospace Physiology Laboratory at SFU and routinely works with national space agencies to troubleshoot human space travel. His short story, “Shoot for the Stars,” was published in the Canadian SF anthology 49th Parallels.

ONJANA YAWNGHWE is a Shan-Canadian whose work has been published in numerous anthologies and literary journals. Her first book of poetry, Fragments, Desire, was published in 2017 and her second, The Small Way, is forthcoming from Caitlin Press in 2018.

RENA GRAHAM’s (TWS 2013) work has been featured in the Cobalt Review, Bookends Review and Chroma Magazine, and shortlisted in the Writer’s Union of Canada and Malahat Review competitions. An excerpt from her memoir-in-progress was longlisted for the CBC 2017 Nonfiction Prize.



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