Public lectures and events

The Writer's Studio Reading Series with Shaena Lambert

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 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, Nov 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): Creative Writing

Join us for another great night of local and TWS authors sharing their works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Reader Line-up

KAMILE KAPEL (TWS 2016) is a writer, singer-songwriter and filmmaker with a raw, funny and touching take on spirituality, sexuality and relationships. She has released an album called Kiss the Ground and written a one-woman show called Give Me That Map, which was performed at the Chutzpah Festival. Her film Pretty Shy City premiered at the Women in Film Festival.

J.G. CHAYKO (TWS 2019) is a writer, actress and international arthritis advocate who has published poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the author of two blogs: “The Old Lady in My Bones” and “Corkboards and Coffeehouses.” She is a contributing writer to two books, and has several short works published in both print and online.

STEFFI TAD-Y is a writer born and raised in Manila, Philippines, now living in Vancouver. Her chapbook, I Didn’t Want to be Read, I Wanted to Be Believed In, is forthcoming from Frog Hollow Press in December 2019. She is currently a student in the Writer’s Studio 2019.

MICHELE ADAMS’ work has been published in magazines (Geist, Fiddlehead, Word Works, Event, Canadian Fiction), dramatized on CBC, and performed at arts festivals. Her story "Op Art Bikini" won The Fiddlehead short fiction prize. Her collection, Bright Objects of Desire, was published by Biblioasis. She has also published reviews and food porn and written several feature screenplays.

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 was the former publisher of Tofino/Ucluelet’s The Westerly News and is on the board of the Federation of BC Writers. 

MARYANNA GABRIEL is a graduate of Emily Carr University, Fraser Valley University and Simon Fraser University. Formerly a webmaster, Maryanna now works in self-publishing and is a forest dweller on Salt Spring Island. Her creative writing studies are in progress with the University of Toronto and the Writer's Studio at SFU.



SHAENA LAMBERT is the award-winning author of Oh, My Darling, Radiance, and The Falling Woman, all of which were Globe and Mail top books of the year. Oh, My Darling was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor Award; Radiance was a finalist for the Rogers Writers Trust Award and the BC Book Prize. Her stories have appeared in The Walrus, Ploughshares, Zoetrope: All Story and four times in Best Canadian Stories. Her new novel, Petra, is forthcoming from Random House Canada.  She is a frequent mentor with TWS, and will be leading a graduate workshop in 2020.



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