Reading at Word Festival Vancouver

Honoured and pleased to read today alongside the likes of Mercedes Eng, Cecily Nicholson and Daniela Elza. A great day of sunshine, books, sidewalks. Thinking a lot after all the readings, as I often do. Thanks to Renée Sarojini Saklikar and Wayde Compton, curators, poets, thinkers, cool people.


Fresh, local poetry! 

Join Renee Saklikar and Kevin Spenst at Trout Lake now till 2pm for this! Such a great idea:

 Starting in September 2015 the Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver Public Library invite residents of Vancouver to participate in the Poetry in Parks project “Fresh Local Poetry” where Professional free-range poets will create poetry with participants in our parks. The Poetry created will be inspired by nature, food, urban farming or by participants’ memories of a favorite or moving outdoor experience and there will also be the opportunity for participants to read their poetry out loud or have the poet read the poem written for them!

“Narration is at the heart of sensemaking:” An Interview with Meredith Quartermain

quarterThis is a great set of insights into the writing of Quartermain, a favourite BC writer for a long time now.  Enjoy.

“We narrate the world to ourselves through a myriad of lenses. We narrate ourselves to ourselves. We narrate every encounter with what we think of as out there with what we think of as inside. Mostly this is quite unconscious, but if we stop to listen to what is passing through our thoughts, we hear continuous narration visited upon us through the various discourses of our culture. I like to think of the thing we call self as a crossroads where a number of narrators are conversing. So narration is at the heart of sensemaking.”

Real Vancouver Writers’ Series is Back!

RVWS_TITLE_PIC_FIREReal Vancouver Writers’ Series returns after a brief summer hiatus for our annual Fall Literary Showcase featuring an amazing line-up of writers guaranteed to stir your cockles.

$10/sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Books will be for sale! Don’t forget cash so you can take great literature back to your own home.


Aaron Chapman
Alessandra Naccarato
Charles Demers
Jenn Farrell
Raziel Reid


Dina Del Bucchia
Sean Cranbury


Conviviality, good times, probably some games, prizes, books, living people laughing and cavorting, craft brews from Phillips Brewing Company and probably Driftwood Brewery. High quality gin cocktails, bingo dabbers, free wifi, WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT!?