Timothy Shay Event – June 18th Vancouver

Please consider attending this great-looking event – Timothy has been a key figure in the Vancouver poetry scene for a long time, and could use some support right now.  The readers and musicians are all powerhouses!  Some details below and more at the FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/597369423692416/

Pandora’s Collective Presents
A Special Night for A Special Man
Benefit for Timothy Shay
The Cottage Bistro
4468 Main St, Vancouver
Doors open at 6pm – 11pm
Suggested Donation $10
Host: RC Weslowski

Timothy Shay has become an integral part of the Vancouver Literary Community.
On May 15th 2014 Timothy will be undergoing surgery to remove part of his upper left lobe due to lung cancer that was detected recently through a special study of asbestos exposure. We as a community are coming together to give Timothy some financial and emotional support through this event.

Evelyn Lau
Fiona Tinwei Lam
Billeh Nickerson
Jamie Reid
Heather Haley
Catherine Owen
John Lent

Geoff Berner
Jess Hill
Rebel Bass

Postal Code Reading – Thurs June 19

This will be great.  I love Alex and Amber’s work, and Elee puts brilliant events together.  From the page (link to FB event below):


Guest authors Amber Dawn and Alex Leslie join Thursdays Writing Collective to read from LETTERING, a year-long project.

Both authors will be reading a letter they wrote to Thursdays Writing Collective and hearing, for the first time, individual responses from Collective participants who used those letters as seeds for new work. You may read Amber Dawn and Alex’s letters at http://www.thursdayswritingcollective.ca/lettering/

All are welcome to this free event. Accessiblity details are below this description. Light snacks will be served.

Thursdays Writing Collective is comprised of 150 activists, academics, slam poets, novelists and storytellers who explore issues of self-determination through creative writing. The Collective holds free, drop-in writing sessions in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside at Carnegie Community Centre. Founded in 2008 by Elee Kraljii Gardiner, the Collective has published six chapbooks and performs at festivals, literary events and readings. Our latest publication, The Stanza Project (Otter Press 2013), is available at Pulp Fiction Books.www.thursdayswritingcollective.ca