East Van Publishers + ABPBC 4th Annual Holiday Hootenanny!

dogparty.jpgJoin Anvil Press, Arsenal Pulp Press, Greystone, New Star Books, Talonbooks and the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia as we merge into a festive megazord for our fourth annual holiday hootenanny at Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse!

Come enjoy snacks, drinks, and holiday cheer from 5-9pm.

There will also be a fine selection of books available for sale.

Festive frocks & sparkly attire (tinsel tuxedo anyone?) are both welcome and encouraged.

 

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Alex Leslie fiction now up at Rusty Toque!

alex“One woman wrote to her: We have so much in common, it’s like we’re meant to be, can I see a photograph? Laura had deleted the message in a panic, the sounds of Mallory showering after her ride home coming from the bathroom. Mallory had loved her cycle commute across two bridges and along the river. Now driving those bridges Laura looks straight ahead, the bike lane a hard margin against her eyes. The yellow backs with silver stripes. Each one is Mallory.”

-from THE PERSON YOU WANT TO SEE, Alex Leslie

Brilliant fiction from Lex Leslie now up on The Rusty Toque. Get at it.

 http://www.therustytoque.com/fiction-alex-leslie.html

Strangers on a Train!

strangersGreat lineup for today’s event:

Strangers on a Train is a monthly reading series, hosted by the Langara College English department, devoted to creating dialogue between writers and writing groups that would not typically interact with one another. Each event features writers from a variety of genres and backgrounds: from spoken word to highbrow prose – the up-and-coming, the student, and the venerable. The goal of the series is to encourage discussion and promote collaboration within Vancouver’s diverse literary community (or with members of other Canadian literary communities).

Join us on Tuesday, November 24 for the next installment of Strangers on a Train. All events are free to attend and are open to the public (19+ years).

Readings by:
George Bowering (TISH; Pinboy; Horizontal Surfaces; Kerrisdale Elegies; My Darling Nelly Grey)
Claire Battershill (Circus)
Carmen Papalia (Mobility Device; Blind Field Shuttle)
Allie Abella (Langara Student Writer)

 

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Three poets at People’s Coop Bookstore

Thurs Oct 22 – join Spenst, DeCroo and Steudel for what promises to be an intriguing event:

Three poets digging into the outdoors, under the city and through tunnels into the past. Bring a shovel! Bring a flask! Bring your best friend and armwrestle to see who’ll pay for drinks afterwards.

Rodney DeCroo is a singer-songwriter, poet, playwright and actor. HIs debut collection of poems Allegheny, BC was published by Nightwood Edtions in 2012 which was the basis for his play Stupid Boy in an Ugly Town that has toured across Canada . His poems have appeared recently in Event Magazine, Geist. and BC Bookworld. He has released seven critically acclaimed albums through labels such Northern Electric Records, Barge Records and his current label Tonic Records. He was recently featured on the cover of the Georgia Straight for his newest cd Campfires on the Moon for which he recently finished a cross-Canada tour.

Jeff Steudel’s poetry has appeared in several publications including, prism international, CV2, The Fiddlehead, subTerrain, and Canadian Literature. He has received the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, and his work was chosen as a finalist for the cbc Literary Awards. Foreign Park is his first book of poetry. He lives in Vancouver.

Kevin Spenst is the author of Jabbering with Bing Bong (Anvil Press) and ten chapbooks including Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), Retractable (the serif of nottingham), and Surrey Sonnets (JackPine Press). His work has won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry and has appeared in dozens of publications including Prairie Fire, BafterC, Lemon Hound, Poetry is Dead, and the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2014. A second collection of poetry, Ignite, is forthcoming with Anvil Press in 2016.

Full details:

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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.

THE WRITERS:

Aaron Chapman
Alessandra Naccarato
Charles Demers
Jenn Farrell
!Kona
Raziel Reid

THE HOSTS:

Dina Del Bucchia
Sean Cranbury

THE DEAL:

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!?

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Strangers! Trains!

The great reading series at the Railway Club resumes tonight with a stellar lineup:

strangersStrangers on a Train is a monthly reading series, hosted by the Langara College English department, devoted to creating dialogue between writers and writing groups that would not typically interact with one another. Each event features writers from a variety of genres and backgrounds: from spoken word to highbrow prose – the up-and-coming, the student, and the venerable. The goal of the series is to encourage discussion and promote collaboration within Vancouver’s diverse literary community (or with members of other Canadian literary communities).

Join us on Tuesday, July 21 for the next installment of Strangers on a Train. All events are free to attend and are open to the public (19+ years).

Readers include:
Clint Burnham (Smoke Show; The Benjamin Sonnets)
Stephen Collis (The Red Album; To The Barricades)
Steve Noyes (November Radio; It Is Just That Your House Is So Far Away)
Jocelyn Parr (Dawson College; Brick Magazine)
Laura Birtwhistle (Langara Student Writer)

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