North Van Readings – Feb 5

North Vancouver City Library presents a reading with JJ Lee and Karen Dodd

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Time: 7pm, doors open at 6:30 for wine and refreshments

Location: North Vancouver City Library, 120 W. 14th St., North Vancouver, BC

Contact: Heidi Schiller, fiction librarian

Email:

Free. Register online.

Description: Join the North Vancouver City Library for an evening with memoirist JJ Lee and local novelist Karen Dodd.

JJ’s book The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit, was shortlisted for the 2011 Governor-General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction, the 2012 BC Book Prizes Hubert Evans Prize for Non-Fiction, and the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize. His fashion and personal essays are published in ELLE Canada. His memoir piece, “ELLE First: You are beautiful,” tied for GOLD at the 2011 National Magazine Award for Best Short Feature.

Karen Dodd is a first-time novelist, who has recently broken into the literary scene with her highly acclaimed romantic suspense. She has published hundreds of articles, and teaches new and emerging fiction authors how to build their author platform while writing their books. She calls it “building the plane while flying it.” Karen will be reading from her new novel, Deadly Switch: A Stone Suspense.

Still Waters

Reading

Still Waters run Deep
Date: Sunday, December 15th.
Time: 7 pm
Location: 1805 Larch / 2nd Ave, Kits; parking St Mark’s
Contact: Mary Gavan Gavan

Website:   www.vancouverstorytellers.ca
Description: $6; Listen! Laugh Enjoy! Storytellers: Philomena Jordan; Jennifer Martin; Kira Van Deusen and Gael Whelan; Guest, Lee Porteous with a pesky poem.

The Red Album

Stephen Collis presents literary reading on November 18

West Coast poet, author makes Okanagan appearance as Visiting Author

“Collis is slightly off-step/beat, just out of range of any comfortable assumption, and a good shuffle away from clear understanding.”

– Prairie Fire Review of Books, on Stephen Collis’s novel, The Red Album

“This is a moving and also a challenging book, precisely because it confronts this enduring imperative: ‘We must see again what ways we can be together.’ ”
– David Chariandy, author, on Stephen Collis’s novel, The Red Album

Established poet, author and critic Stephen Collis will present a reading of his work this month as part of UBC’s Visiting Author series.

Collis will be at the Okanagan Regional Library, 1378 Ellis St., on Monday, November 18, at 7 p.m.

Collis is a poet and professor of contemporary literature at Simon Fraser University. In September Coach House Books published DECOMP, a collaborative photo-essay and long poem written with Jordan Scott.

His many books of poetry include The Commons (Talon Books 2008), On the Material (Talon Books 2010 – awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry), and To the Barricades (Talon Books 2013).

He has also written two books of criticism and a novel, The Red Album (BookThug 2013). His collection of essays on the Occupy movement, Dispatches from the Occupation (Talon Books 2012), is a philosophical meditation on activist tactics, social movements, and change.

Collis lives in Tsawwassen, part of the Coast Salish Territories.

The Visiting Author series is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, UBC Okanagan campus Bookstore, Okanagan Regional Library, and the Canada Council for the Arts.

There are more Visiting Author evenings planned for 2014 featuring acclaimed Canadian authors and poets. These include:

  • Wednesday, January 15 – Camille Martin, noted Canadian poet and collage artist, and author of four volumes of poetry;
  • Wednesday, January 22 – Don McKay, lauded as Canada’s foremost eco-poet and author. McKay is the 2007 winner of the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize, has won two Governor General Literary Awards for Poetry and is co-founder of Brick Books;
  • Tuesday, February 11 – Mariko Tamaki, award-winning Canadian artist and writer who has produced several works of both traditional written fiction and non-fiction.

Wednesday, April 2 – Sheila Heti, critically acclaimed Canadian writer and editor who has authored five books and who will service as Writer in Residence at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

North Van Reading

North Vancouver City Library presents a reading with local poets Dina Del Bucchia, Joan Boxall, Barry Jakel and Maria Tomsich

Date: Wednesday, November  27, 2013

Time: 7pm, doors open at 6:30 for wine and refreshments

Location: North Vancouver City Library, 120 W. 14th St., North Vancouver, BC

Contact: Heidi Schiller, fiction librarian

Email:

Free.

Register at nvclauthorseriesnovember.eventbrite.ca, or by visiting our website’s program calendar at www.nvcl.ca

Description: Join the North Vancouver City Library for poetry party! Vancouver poet Dina Del Bucchia will read from her hilarious new collection, Coping With Emotions and Otters. She will be joined by a cadre of local poets, including Joan Boxall, Barry Jakel and Maria Tomsich, for an evening of verse.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for wine and snacks.

Event is free. Please register at: nvclauthorseriesnovember.eventbrite.ca.