Public lectures and events
The Writer's Studio Reading Series with Headliner Alex Leslie
Date(s): Thursday, February 7, 2019, 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
CAROL TULPAR loves words and stories. She served as a writing mentor for Southbank from 2012 to 2017. An alumna of the Writer’s Studio (2011), she hones her writing and editing skills by maintaining her blog. She has a few publication credits and is seeking a home for her first novel.
H.C. PHILLIPS (TWS 2016) studied physics for a number of years as the exploration toward the essence of how reality comes to be. She now studies neuroscience as the extension into how reality is perceived to be. Her simultaneous lifelong love of words and stories is the unfettered extrapolation into all the what-could-be’s.
MALCOLM VAN DELST stands out as a lazy writer in a profession notorious for idlers and bums. She crowd-sourced this bio. She is a former lady who codes, fond of get-rich-quick schemes, with a knack for dramatifying. Her first novel, Do the Wrong Thing, came out in fall 2018.
A youth services librarian for over 20 years, KATHRYN LEE has spent many evenings and lunch breaks reading YA novels. A few years ago, she wondered if she could write one herself. She is a graduate of TWS 2017 and also writes non-fiction.
SYLVIA SYMONS (TWS 2016) grew up between two pulp mills in Prince George and now lives with her family in Vancouver, where she teaches ESL at Langara College and volunteers as a collective member at Room magazine. Her poetry is published in Geist, EVENT, Room, emerge 16, Best Canadian Poetry, 2016, the Sustenance Anthology (Anvil Press), and is forthcoming in CV2 and Prairie Fire.
JACQUELINE CARMICHAEL (TWS 2016, 2018) is currently editing two anthologies for a new imprint, Cathedral Grove Books. She is a long-time journalist whose work has been published in The Toronto Sun, The Dallas Morning News and Entrepreneur magazine. She is the former publisher of Tofino/Ucluelet’s The Westerly News and is on the board of the Federation of BC Writers.
ALEX LESLIE is the author of We All Need to Eat (Book*hug), which was named a Top 10 Book of 2018 by NOW Magazine and a Fiction Pick of the Year by 49th Shelf. Alex is also the author of the poetry collection The things I heard about you (Nightwood), which was shortlisted for a Robert Kroetsch Award, and a book of short stories, People Who Disappear (Freehand), which was shortlisted for a Lambda Award. Alex's poetry collection Vancouver for Beginners will be published in Fall 2019 by Book*hug. In 2015, Alex won the Dayne Ogilvie Award for LGBTQ writers from the Writers Trust of Canada.
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