Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series with Headliner Michael Mirolla

Thu, 01 Nov 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, November 1, 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

KIRSTEN PENDREIGH’S poetry appears, or is forthcoming, in subTerrainArc poetryCV2Prairie FireJuniper Poetry, “The Sustenance Anthology” (Anvil Press) and “Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology” (Mansfield Press). Kirsten won the 2018 year's Pandora’s Collective Poetry contest and is a two-time winner of the Whistler Poet’s Pause Competition.

A poet and author of fiction, more than 50 of JAY BLACK'S poems have appeared in literary journals on both sides of the Atlantic. His 2008 bilingual chapbook Blackbird Hollow: Le creux du merleearned two prizes at an international competition in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, France. In 2018 he released his debut novel Poppy.

LESLIE TIMMINS is the author of the chapbook The Limits of Windows (2014) and Every Shameless Ray (Inanna, 2018). Shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize and winning honours in magazines in Canada and the US, her work is influenced by living abroad, wilderness, activism and Buddhist practice.

Novelist and poet LILLIAN BORAKS-NEMETZ survived the Holocaust as a child. Through her written work and public outreach, she shares her experiences and supports other survivors. Lillian has taught creative writing at UBC since 1980. Her work has received numerous awards, and her controversial new novel “Mouth of Truth” (Guernica 2018) speaks to the power of truth and justice.

EJ LISTER is the author of the Jayson L. Riley series. His work as a Management Consultant has taken him around the globe—to thirty-eight countries on five continents—and this extensive travel, which includes visits to some of the world’s most challenging locations, informs and is reflected in his fiction.

CHRISTINE LEVICZKY RIEK is a poet and photographer from Surrey, B.C. She has been published in The Capilano Reviewand Pulp Literature. A graduate of TWS 2017, Christine is finishing her first poetry manuscript. 

MICHAEL MIROLLA is the author of a clutch of novels, plays, short story collections and books of poetry. He has been awarded three Bressani Prizes. His short story “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology, and “The Sand Flea” was a Pushcart Prize nominee.



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