Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series with Headliner Shashi Bhat

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 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, March 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

DIANA JOY is a 2014 TWS graduate, 2016/17 co-host of the TWS Reading Series, and a 2017 winner of Whistler’s Poet’s Pause Competition. Her work has been published in three anthologies, and she has self-published a chapbook titled From the Wet Coast, With Love. She currently lives in a pine forest outside Princeton, B.C.

A graduate of UBC’s MFA program, MEG TODD’s fiction has been published in numerous Canadian literary journals, including Prairie Fire, Grain, EVENTThe Humber Literary Review, Riddle Fence and others. She was a finalist in the 2017 CBC Short Story competition.

W. RUTH KOZAK is a travel journalist and researched her historical novel Shadow of the Lion (MediaAria CDM, 2014) while living in Greece. Ruth instructs writing workshops in New Westminster and Vancouver. She is a member and past president of the BC Travel Writers Association.

TARA WOHLBERG’s lyrics are published by ECS Publishing. Short-listed for the Malahat Review Open Season award, her work recently appeared in CV2 and Quills. Her chapbook Cold Surely Takes the Wood was published by Alfred Gustav Press and her poetry manuscript, “Anatomy of Melancholy,” is in need of a forever home.

ERIN BROWN-JOHN is a poet based in Vancouver and a recent graduate of the Writers Studio. She’s currently working on a full-length collection exploring themes of family, identity and belonging.

JAMI MACARTY is the author of Instinctive Acts (Nomados Literary Publishers, 2018); Mind of Spring, winner of the 2017 Vallum Chapbook Award (Vallum, 2017); and Landscape of the Wait (Finishing Line Press, 2017). She teaches at Simon Fraser University and edits the online poetry journal, The Maynard

SHASHI BHAT’s fiction has appeared in publications across North America, including Best Canadian Stories and Journey Prize Stories. In 2018, she won the Journey Prize and was a National Magazine Award finalist for fiction. Her debut novel was The Family Took Shape. She is the editor-in-chief of EVENT.



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