Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series with Eileen Cook

Thu, 04 Jul 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, July 4, 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): Creative Writing


JOAN BOXALL is a creative non-fiction writer. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical education with an English and French major from UBC. She taught in Cranbrook and Delta before acquiring a TESL certificate in adult education. Her non-fiction work appears in Inspired 55+ Lifestyle Magazine. DrawBridge is her first book.

DEBORAH HARFORD is a lifelong poet who writes about nature, spirituality and family. She is an alumnus of TWS 2018 and has emerged firmly committed to the sacred instruction to keep her butt in the chair and write every day. Her recent work focuses on what’s outside her window.

RUPA WOOD grew up in London, England, with a garden full of rabbits. An immigrant, a daughter and granddaughter of refugees, she writes from a mixed-race perspective, exploring the philosophy of commonplace magic.

SHARON MIKI CHAN is a freelance copywriter living and working in Chinatown. A TWS 2017 graduate, her writing has been featured in JoylandLoose Lips Magazine and Ricepaper Magazine. If she’s not typing, she’s probably long-distance running very slowly or Instagramming her Boston Terrier, Michael.

YARON BUTTERFIELD is a writer, artist and scientific researcher. In 2000, he started at B.C. Cancer’s Genome Sciences Centre as a cancer genomics researcher. He loves to hike, practice taekwondo and bike, and is also an acrylic painter. He helped form a team, the Brainiacs, for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

CARLIE BLUME is a Vancouver-born writer of poetry and fiction. She is a 2017 graduate of TWS, the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive and Chelene Knight’s Advanced Poetry Workshop. Her work has appeared in The MaynardTrain: a poetry journalLoose Lips MagazineBAD DOG Review and more.

EILEEN COOK is a published author with HMH, Simon and Schuster, and HarperCollins. Her novels, which include The Almost Truth, Unraveling Isobel and You Owe Me a Murder, have been published in eight different languages and optioned for both film and TV. Her young-adult novel With Malice was called "a seriously creepy thriller” by Entertainment Weekly. Her novel The Hanging Girl/One Lie Too Many won the John Spray Award in 2018 for best mystery in Canada. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else, or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer.



Phone: 778-782-8000 (or toll-free 1-844-782-8877)