Public lectures and events
The Writer's Studio Reading Series with Headliner Wayde Compton
Date(s): Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8–9:30 p.m.
Location: Hood 29 (formerly Cottage Bistro), 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3R2
Admission: By Donation
Related topic(s): Writing and Communications
CHRISTINA MYERS (TWS 2015, TWS 2016 Apprentice Mentor) is a freelance writer and former journalist. Her work has appeared in several anthologies including “Boobs and Sustenance,” as well as in Skirt Quarterly, Room Magazine and on CBC Radio. She recently completed a novel manuscript and is working on a collection of essays.
Originally from South Africa, DANIELA COHEN’s (TWS 2017) non-fiction stories focus on themes of division and connection, displacement and belonging, and give a unique window into worlds that may otherwise remain unseen. Her work has been published online in the Canadian Immigrant and the African Blog, as well as in “emerge 2017.”
SARAH TURNER’s (TWS 2006) creative non-fiction has been published in Event, the Utne Reader, Literary Mama and the anthology “Sustenance: Writers from B.C. and Beyond on the Subject of Food.” She lives in Port Moody, B.C. with her sons.
NAAVA SMOLASH (TWS 2018) teaches at Douglas College and holds a PhD in English from SFU. Her writing appears in Studies in Canadian Literature, West Coast Line, Briarpatch, and the University of Toronto Quarterly. Her book, “Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture” is forthcoming with AK Press.
GRAHAM MCGARVA (TWS 2017) is a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. His head is always swimming between urban action and poetry. His recent work “Revenge of the Moderate Man Volume 2,” moves from Volume 1’s political realm into Graham’s personal realm of belonging and absence.
ETHEL WHITTY (TWS 2006) began writing her first novel, “The Light a Body Radiates,” when she attended the Writer's Studio in 2006. The novel was published by Caitlin Press in late spring of 2018. Ethel is the former director of the Carnegie Community Centre in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
WAYDE COMPTON is the author of four books. His writing has won a City of Vancouver Book Award and has been nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. From 2012-2018, Wayde was the director of the Creative Writing program at SFU Continuing Studies. He now teaches creative writing at Douglas College.
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