Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series with Headliner Ian Weir

Thu, 06 Sep 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, September 6, 2018, 8–9:30 p.m.

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

Admission: By Donation

Related topic(s): Writing and Communications

BETH COLEMAN is a re-emerging writer. After having a play produced by CBC radio and a poem published in Room in the 1990s, she revived her writing with a professional public reading of her play, Evolutionary Tango. Beth is currently working on short stories and flash prose.

D. N. SIMMERS is a TWS graduate and online special editor with Fine Lines. He has six published chapbooks and a new book of poems coming out soon. He work has appeared in the Capilano Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, the California Quarterly and he is currently a member of the Downtown Eastside Writing Collective.

CLARISSA P. GREEN’S is a TWS grad from 2007. Her creative non-fiction reflects her fascination with how time, memory and life crises affect relationship bonds and personal identity. A retired university teacher and family therapist, Clarissa’s work has appeared in anthologies and literary journals.

ALANNA MACKENZIE lives in Vancouver, B.C. She holds degrees in history, law and french studies from the University of British Columbia. She has previously published poetry in Young Writers of Canada anthologies. The Jade Rebellion, which was published in May 2018, is her debut fiction novel. 

BRAD AKEROYD’S poetry is influenced by family and friends from diverse cultures. He uses his passion for Canadian history to tell tales that might not otherwise be known. Brad is a first-time reader and is currently enrolled in TWS 2018 under the tutelage of Betsy Warland and Jónína Kirton.

KENDALL ANNE DIXON is a gifted storyteller who uses moving life experiences to entertain, delight and ultimately make sense of her serendipitous world. Her stories have been heard at the Writer's Studio, The Flame and Vancouver Story Slam, as well as aired on CBC radio and Metro TV.

IAN WEIR is a playwright, screenwriter, TV showrunner and novelist. His debut novel, Daniel O'Thunder, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book, as well as the Canadian Authors Association Award for fiction, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the First Novel Award. His second novel, Will Starling, was longlisted for the International DUBLIN Literary Award and shortlisted for the Sunburst Award. He has won two Geminis, four Leos, a Jessie and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award. He lives in Langley, B.C.



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