Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series with Headliner Lise Weil

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 8:00 PM

Our creative writing program, 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, December 6, 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

Join us for a night of engaging offerings of poetry, fiction and non-fiction led by our headliner LISE WEIL, an accomplished essayist, literary non-fiction writer, editor and translator. Lise will be reading from her newly published memoir "In Search of Pure Lust," a meditation on lesbian desire that, says one reviewer, "pops its head above the habit-bound horizon of contemporary North American thought and literature."

If you want to find out more about Lise, check out her website.


KEVIN KOKOSKA (TWS 2013) is a psychotherapist, teacher and performer. He offers clinical counselling services to starving artists through his private practice, teaches in the Family & Community Counselling program at Native Education College and performs one-person plays about mental health. His last name, loosely translated, means "Broody Hen."

JONATHAN M. BESSETTE is currently enrolled in the TWS 2018 program studying poetry. He lives and works in Vancouver, the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish peoples. He has published poetry in The New Orphic Review, fiction in TAR magazine, and non-fiction in Adbusters. He is currently working on a sci-fi novel and a poetry manuscript. 

ERICA EVELYN SIMMONDS lives in Vancouver and writes fiction for children and adults. She has a degree in journalism and social anthropology from the University of King’s College and graduated from TWS in 2012. Her short fiction has appeared in The Dalhousie Review

KAREN SCHAUBER is a seasoned family therapist and runs Karen’s flash fiction is published and forthcoming in Brilliant Flash Fiction, Bending Genres, CarpeArte, Ekphrastic Review, Fiction Southeast and Poems for the Writing: A Textbook. The upcoming “Group of Seven Flash Fiction: Marvellous Stories Inspired by Extraordinary Paintings” is her first editorial flash venture.

NED BAECK received a BA in Western Society and Culture from Concordia University and later studied in the Asian Studies Department at UBC. His poetry has appeared in The Continuist, Untethered, Ottawa Arts Review and Prism. His first collection of poems, Wait, was published by Guernica Editions in the spring of 2018.

CARMY STUBBS, reader, writer, storyteller and poet, is a lover of the word and its alchemic power for transformation. Currently finishing her first illustrated novel, a magical inner-journey into self-discovery, Carmy is excited to share with others. She also writes poetry on her blog, The Word Made Alquimia.

LISE WEIL is an award-winning writer, editor and translator. Her essays and literary non-fiction have been published widely in Canada and the U.S. She is founding editor of Dark Matter: Women Witnessing and teaches in the Individualized Master program at the Goddard Graduate Institute. Born in Chicago, she has lived in Montréal since 1990. Her translation of Verena Stefan’s short story “Doe a Deer” was collected in the Dalkey anthology’s Best European Fiction of 2011 and her collection of Mary Meigs’ writings on aging, “Beyond Recall” (2005), was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in biography in 2006. 



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