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Open House, Community Link Program – March 23, 2010, 3 – 5 PM

You are invited to an Open House for the Community Link Program (CLP), a psychosocial rehabilitation program for people who have a serious mental illness living in Vancouver. Come and talk to our staff about the suitability of this program for yourself, a family member, or your client.
Hosted in our temporary space at:
      207–2250 Commercial Dr
           Ph: 604-435-5677
Schedule of events
3:00pm  Open House Begins
3:30pm  15 minute Presentation on CLP     
4:15pm  Repeat of Presentation
5:00pm  Open House Ends
       Refreshments Provided!
       RSVPs appreciated to:
         CaroleAnn.Benson@vch.ca
                 by March 19
         Everyone welcome!
Deborah Simpson
Acting Coordinator
Community Link Program
207-2250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5N 5P9
Tel: 604-435-5677
Fax: 604-435-5694

Health Lecture Series

             Health Lecture Series 2010
North and West Vancouver Branch
MARCH 3

JOURNEY FROM OUR HEAD BACK TO OUR HEART

In 2009 Brock did a 12,000 km bicycle journey called kindness…Cycle it forward across the US and Canada.  He did this to raise awareness about the importance of kindness and inspire people everywhere to take positive action in their lives, in their homes, communities and workplaces.
Brock Tulley is an author of 8 books, survivor of two epic journeys aver 10,000 miles each, producer of World Kindness Concerts events, songwriter, musician and album producer, counselor and psychologist at crisis and drug rehabilitation centres. 
MARCH 10 THE USEFULNESS OF REST: YOGA AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

This will be a learn-by-experiencing introduction to Restorative Process Therapy (RPT). RPT is a form of psychotherapy that integrates gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, and creative journeying to illicit mind-body wholeness and wellbeing. During this time, you will inwardly experience a little of what happens in an RPT session, with time to discuss the exercises and ask questions about the process.
Marlise Meilan, MA, RCC, Buddhist Psychotherapist, and Certified Yoga Teacher. She originated the Restorative Process Therapy work to help people reduce suffering around issues of anxiety, depression, stress, and personal growth as a result of her own healing experiences in yoga, meditation, and counselling. You can visit her website at www.ContemplatePsychotherapy.com.
MARCH 17

OPTIMUM NUTRITION FOR HEALTH AND WELL BEING

Nutritional Therapy can help anyone who wants to enjoy better health and vitality.  Do you want to have a healthy immune system, optimal digestive and cardiovascular flow and live a life that is nutritious and delicious? We will discuss these areas and the overall aim of a healthy diet.  www.balance-nutrition.com
Maya Rowson is a highly qualified  Nutritional Therapist and Consultant.  She is the Director of Balance Nutrition Consultancy with is based in Vancouver.  After graduating from Nutriheal College with a Practitioner Diploma in Nutritional Therapy she now has a clinic in North Vancouver. 
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MARCH 31
STRESS, ANXIETY AND MEMORY RECALL

Do you want to have a better understanding of how stress contributes to anxiety and memory difficulties? We will discuss tools to help you manage stress and improve your memory functioning.  These tools are evidence based in that they have been proven to be effective in scientific research.
Dr. Andrew Miki is a registered Clinical Psychologist with expertise in Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and memory rehabilitation. He practices at the North Shore Stress and
Anxiety Clinic and holds a Post Doctoral Fellowship with Baycrest Hospital in Toronto. www.mentalfitness.ca
JIN SHIN DO/BODYMIND 5 ELEMENT ACCUPRESSURE
Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupressure uses the power of touch to release emotional and physical pain and tension in acu-points that present on the surface of the body.  This ancient healing art is combined with western principles of body focusing techniques, breath work and psychotherapy.  The 5 elements correspond with our yearly seasons providing a framework upon which to better understand the changes that occur in an around us at different times of year.  You will have a hands on experience of neck and shoulder release.
Registered Jin Shin Do Accupressurists from our local community.  See the website jinshindofoundation.org
EVERYONE WELCOME! EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7:00pm – ADMISSION BY DONATION
LOCATION: 2nd Floor of John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver
For information, call 604-987-6959 or visit www.northwestvancouver.cmha.bc.ca

MDA Education Evening – Mar 18, 2010

   Education Evening

Thurs, MARCH 18, 7:00 pm
STIGMA & MENTAL ILLNESS

An exploration of the role society and media play
in perpetuating fear and mistaken beliefs and
how people experiencing physical vs. mental illness are treated.
Speakers: Chasidy Karpiuk, MA, CCC, RCC
Clinical Counsellor
   Meagan Maddocks, MA

Sunrise Hall, 1950 Windermere St @ 4th Ave  Map
For more information view the attached poster, or contact:

Mood Disorders Association of BC – MDA
604-873-0103    www.mdabc.net    info@mdabc.net
An MDA Education Evening Event
Please forward this email and/or the attached poster to anyone you feel would be interested in attending the event.
 Print and post the attached poster in an appropriate place to inform others.

Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia
202-2250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 5P9  Tel. 604-873-0103  Fax 604-873-3095
mdabc@telus.net  www.mdabc.net

Recovery Workshop March 18

Hi all,
We have about 75 seats left for this event so there is plenty of space. If you are a consumer and would like to register, please do!

Reaching Recovery
If you are a person with lived experience with mental illness, you are invited to join
Chris Summerville
CEO, Schizophrenia Society of Canada
Board Member, Mental Health Commission of Canada
in an interactive session discussing:
RECOVERY • RESILIENCY • WELLNESS • HOPE
• EMPOWERMENT  •  PERSONAL GOALS
• AND YOUR ROLE  
 

When: March 18, 1:00-3:30
Where: Croation Cultural Centre, Auditorium 2, 3250 Commercial Drive 
To register, please call: 604-708-5274 
and leave your name  &  phone number.
“Mental illness is not just a health issue, but a social justice issue as well. When as a society we know what helps people living with mental illness to recover a quality of life and we do not provide those supports and services, it then becomes a social justice issue!” –Chris Summerville 

Recovery Dialogue: February 16

Hi all,
Just a friendly reminder that the next session of our recovery dialogues happens next week: February 16. Please see below for details. Hope to see you there!
Let’s Dialogue.
How does recovery hit the ground?
People with lived experience of mental illness, staff, family members and other supporters are invited to listen, learn, discuss and share.
Topic: Moving Forward: Graduating from Services
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
12:30-2:00
Ravensong – Basement Rooms
2450 Ontario Street (between Broadway & 8th)
This is a chance to:
  • Consider other perspectives
  • Build relationships
  • Discuss practice
Pizza Lunch Provided – please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 12  
by e-mailing kyle.welton@vch.ca or call 604-708-5224

Come join me at Real Vancouver Writers’ & Culture Series Every Wednesday in February 2010 on W2: Community Media Arts Vancouver BC

Donna Chen

Donna Chen has invited you to the event ‘Real Vancouver Writers’ & Culture Series Every Wednesday in February 2010′ on W2: Community Media Arts Vancouver BC!

Come join us every Wednesday night in February for the Real Vancouver Writers Series consists of 4 weekly events showcasing local Vancouver writers, publishers and creative literary artists at W2!

Real Vancouver Writers' & Culture Series Every Wednesday in February 2010 Time: February 10, 2010 at 7pm to February 24, 2010 at 9pm
Location: W2 Culture + Media House
Organized By: Donna Chen

Event Description:
The Real Vancouver Writers Series consists of 4 weekly events showcasing local Vancouver writers, publishers
and creative literary artists at W2.

These evenings are designed to show the city and the world real and diverse Vancouver culture and real creative individuals in the literary and publishing communities at a time when the eyes of the world are on our city. Countless millions of people will want to know what real Vancouver culture looks like. We are determined to take the opportunity to show the world just how amazing, diverse, talented and fun our literary and publishing culture is!

Each night will showcase local writers doing short readings their work and/or interacting with a moderator, taking questions from the audience and will include book sales, signings, a multi-media component, music, cash bar, raffles and give-aways.

Every night will consist of writers that will give the in-house audience a glimpse of the variety of cultures, ethnicities,
forms and skills of writers living and working in Vancouver. It will showcase the writers, their books, their publishers and other support structures within the local community and the larger culture and publishing communities.

In conjunction with Books on the Radio and Geist Magazine.

February 3rd – Hosted by Sean Cranbury. Featuring: Richard Van Camp, John Burns, Brendan McLeod, Bruce Grenville, Cathleen With, Jennica Harper, Robert Chaplin

February 10th – Hosted by Charlie Demers. Featuring: Kevin Chong, Jen Sookfong Lee, Catherine Owen, Chris Walter, Peter Darbyshire, Jenn Farrell, Jane Sayers, Shay Wilson

February 17th – Hosted by Elizabeth Bachinsky. Featuring: Teresa McWhirter, Lee Henderson, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Heather Susan Haley, Chris Hutchinson, Dina Del Bucchia, Amber Dawn

February 24th – Hosted by TBA. Featuring: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Steven Galloway, Timothy Taylor, Rhonda Waterfall, The Yarnbombers Leann Prain and Mandy Moore, Weldon Hunter, McKinley M Hellenes.

DIFFERENT WRITERS EVERY WEEK
http://realvancouverwriters.com/

See more details and RSVP on W2: Community Media Arts Vancouver BC:

http://www.creativetechnology.org/events/event/show?id=2128459%3AEvent%3A28211&xgi=60fwpV2qDbXOhx&xg_source=msg_invite_event

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Health Lecture Series

   Health Lecture Series 2010

North and West Vancouver Branch

FEBRUARY
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LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE
Do you want to live from the deeper, fuller waters of love? We will discuss the 4 secret steps everyone needs to know in order to create you relationship, manifest formulas that create the relationship you really, really want and recognize the neglected places in your life that are secretely hiding the depths of love you desire.  Come experience, share –through storytelling, poetry  and music about how everyday life is secretly teaching you about “The Deeper Waters Of Love”.
Michael Talbot-Kelly, RCC is a wholistic psychotherapist, midlife awakening specialist and spiritual counselor with over 25 years of experience counseling healing and guiding individuals towards the deeper waters of love, liberation and belonging.

FEBRUARY 10

LOW MOOD AND ANXIETY
Feeling low? Stressed? Anxious? Bounce Back can help. The Bounce Back program, offered through CMHA is a self-help program which offers two components: a DVD Living Life to the Full (immediate resource) and a coaching over the telephone while working with the self-help material. Come and join us for an interactive evening where a part of the DVD will be viewed and discussed.
Miriam Planovska, BSW Bounce Back Community Coach has been a coach on the North Shore for the past year and half. Over the years she has worked with wide range of people and also has a good understanding of the multicultural population.

FEBRUARY
17

CIRCLE DANCE: CONNECTING HANDS AND HEARTS
Circle Dance , or Sacred Circle Dance, was born in 1976 at Findhorn, a spiritual community in northern Scotland.  We dance for many reasons including connection, peace, celebration, healing, spirit and fun.  Dances range from lively to meditative, traditional to contemporary, and are danced to contagious music from around the world.  This evening we’ll include dances that celebrate the theme of Love as we will have just passed Valentine’s Day.  Come prepared to join hand and hearts!
 Corinne Chepil has been teaching dance most of her life.  She especially enjoys sharing the gifts of Circle Dance. Her education includes a B.A. in Dance/Psychology, a Dance Teacher Diploma and a Sacred Dance Teacher Certificate from Scotland’s Findhorn Foundation.  She has been fortunate to facilitate in a variety of settings including Women’s Spirituality Celebrations, a Yoga retreat, Riverview Hospital, and the 2006 World Peace forum.

FEBRUARY
24

 3 PILLAR FOUNDATION TO HIGH VIBRATION LIVING

Discover the 3 Pillars to High Vibration Living and how to apply them for improved health and vitality.  Learn techniques on how to better manage your thoughts and achieve greater success.  Experience the power of the Merkaba Technique and how it fast tracks your progress to a better life.

Steve Hulcombe is the founder of Propel Life<http://www.propellife.com/> and the Merkaba Technique.  He assists individuals and organizations to align with their mission and achieve their goals by utilizing his own vibration technique, intuition and coaching strategies.  You will benefit from being empowered to make high vibration choices and having old disempowering structures systematic removed thereby allowing your true essence to emerge.

EVERYONE WELCOME! EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7:00pm – ADMISSION BY DONATION

LOCATION: 2nd Floor of John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver

For information, call 604-987-6959 or visit www.northwestvancouver.cmha.bc.ca

Book News Vol. 5 No. 8

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Vol. 5 No. 8

In other news

Join Us!

To kickstart our membership drive (our goal is to have 500 new members by May 31) we have invited 50 Vancouver area writers to join the VIWF. Here are the writers who have joined to date.

BC Bestsellers

The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia is posting a weekly list of BC’s bestselling books.


Join us!

Our membership campaign is in its third week. In addition to supporting great literary events year round and Spreading the Word education programs for school, members get great benefits and now we’ve added yet another incentive—prizes! Every two weeks we will draw a name for a great prize. Everyone who has joined between January 1 and February 5, 2010 will be entered into a draw for a signed first edition copy of Michael Ondaatje‘s most recent novel Divisadero. The winner will be announced in next week’s Book News.

Special Events

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Ian McEwan – April 15, 2010
The acclaimed author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach will make his eagerly anticipated Vancouver appearance to read from his latest book, Solar. Ian McEwan will be interviewed by Jerry Wasserman.
Peter Carey – May 7, 2010
The Man Booker Prize for Fiction winner and the author of Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang in conversation with Hal Wake.
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Spoken World
There are 15 tickets available to Spoken World on February 18, at VancouverTix.com or by phone at 604 629 8849.

Awards & Lists

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For reasons you will understand if you read this article, the Booker Prize was not awarded in 1970. They are going to rectify that this year and Margaret Laurence is in contention. Full story
The nominees for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing have been announced. Full story

News & Features

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Todd Babiak lived through a horrible event involving his ill father. How do you use something like that in your novel, and then face your mother? Full story
A Guardian interview with the very fine British novelist Andrea Levy. Full story
Lynn Henry, who had a big hand in building House of Anansi’s fiction list is moving to Doubleday Canada. Full story

Books & Writers

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Here are two reviews of Peter Carey‘s new novel Parrot and Olivier in America. We are presenting Mr. Carey, a two-time Booker winner, in May. The Guardian and Times Online
An on-line review of Charles Demers Vancouver Special. Full story
Barbara Reid, whose illustrations made out of plasticine are magnificent, has a new book out. Full story
Poet Michael Kenyon explores the meaning of home in a new collection called The Last House. Full story
Jean Baird and George Bowering‘s anthology on grief and mourning continues to garner good reviews. Full story
Don DeLillo pushes the boundaries every book he writes and his new novel is not exception. Full story
Australian David Malouf is one of the world’s best writers and his new book is entitled Ransom. Full story
Reviews of novels for young adults in honour of Black History Month. Full story
Although there have been a gazillion books about depression, not much has been done on loneliness. Here is a review of a new book entitled Lonely: Learning to Live with Solitude. Full story

Community Events

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W2 REAL VANCOUVER WRITERS’ SERIES
Amid the Olympic buzz in the city of Vancouver, a grassroots literary celebration has taken root. Housed in the W2 Media Centre, near the Woodwards Building, the Real Vancouver Writers and Culture Series will happen every Wednesday during February. More information at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=319699435048&ref=mf.
ANNABEL LYON
Annabel Lyon will be speaking on the role of her Philosophy degree in her writing and reading from her work. Friday, February 5 at 4:00pm, free. Special Collections, Room 7100, WAC Bennett Library, SFU, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby. More information: http://www.lib.sfu.ca/node/10224.
EVERY GOODBYE AIN’T GONE
Author Evelyne White and photographer Joanne Bealy sign and discuss Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: A Photo Narrative of Black Heritage on Salt Spring Island. Friday, February 5 at 7:00pm, free. Rhizome Cafe (317 East Broadway). More information at www.dancingcrowpress.com.
STORY TIME AND TOQUE CRAFTS WITH ROSS REBAGLIATI
Olympic gold medalist Ross Rebagliati reads from one of his favourite children’s books Snowy Sports. Saturday, February 6 at 11:00am, free. Chapters Robson (788 Robson).
AN EVENING WITH ANNABEL LYON
The Vancouver Institute presents a lecture by Annabel Lyon, author of The Golden Mean. Saturday, February 6 at 8:15pm, free. Lecture Hall 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre (2194 Health Sciences Mall, UBC). More information at www.vaninst.ca.
THE WHISTLER BOOK
Author and Georgia Straight columnist Jack Christie presents an updated new edition of his outdoor guidebook for the Whistler area. Sunday, February 7 at 2:00pm, free. Chapters Richmond (8171 Ackroyd Road).
LONGHOUSE COFFEE NIGHT
A pot luck event featuring an evening of poetry, song, reading and performance hosted by the UBC First Nations Student Association and Richard Van Camp’s Creative Writing with an Aboriginal Focus class. Monday, February 8 at 6:00pm, free. First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall, UBC. For more information, go here.
VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
The PanAfrican Slam featuring John Akpata and Adelene da Soul Poet. Monday, February 8 at 8:00pm. Admission: $5/$3. Café Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial). More information at www.vancouverpoetryhouse.com.
FUN AND GAMES
Memewar launches its eleventh issue with music by Stefana Fratila and World Club and readings by Tony Power, Shannon Rayne, Alan Girling, and MemePress authors. Tuesday, February 9 at 8:30pm. Tickets: $10. Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir). More information at www.memewaronline.com.
SCIENCE FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Group discussion of A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. Thursday, February 11 at 7:00pm. The Grind & Gallery (4124 Main). More information at darthbuddy2000@yahoo.ca.
Upcoming
The Vancouver Opera presents two events in conjunction with the Canadian premiere of Nixon in China. Presented in partnership with the Vancouver International Writers Festival. Complete information here.
A LITERARY LUNCH WITH MARGARET MacMILLAN and ALEXANDRE TRUDEAU
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
12:30-2:30pm
Seasons at Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia
Tickets: $50 available from the VO Ticket Centre, 604.683.0222
An intimate encounter with acclaimed Canadian historian Margaret MacMillan and journalist and filmmaker Alexandre Trudeau as they take us behind the headlines of history. Moderated by Hal Wake and co-hosted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
MARGARET MacMILLAN IN CONVERSATION WITH ELEANOR WACHTEL
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
7:30-9:30pm
Granville Island Stage
Tickets: $18 available from VancouverTix, 604.629.8849 or www.vancouvertix.com
Margaret MacMillan talks with celebrated interviewer Eleanor Wachtel, host of CBC Radio’s Writers and Company about her most recent book The Uses and Abuses of History and her earlier chronicle Nixon in China: The Week that Changed the World.

Produced by the Book News Collective.

Hal Wake
Artistic Director
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2010 Festival: 19-24 October inclusive
Vancouver International Writers Festival
Suite 202, 1398 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
p: 604 681 6330 x102
f: 604 681 8400
e: hwake@writersfest.bc.ca

Book News Vol. 5 No. 5

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Vol. 5 No. 5

In other news

VPL Writer in Residence

The Vancouver Public Library is pleased to announce that they will be accepting applications for their sixth writer-in-residence in 2010. Deadline is January 15, 2010. Complete details can be found on their website.

New Westminster Poet Laureate Search

New Westminster is seeking its next Poet Laureate. Deadline to apply is January 29, 2010. For more information, click here.

BC Bestsellers

The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia is posting a weekly list of BC’s bestselling books.


P.K. Page
The Festival and Canadian Literature lost a great friend and consummate artist with the passing of P.K. Page at her home in Victoria this morning. She was 93. And for all the years we knew her she was dedicated to exploring the world through art: painting, poetry, essays, fiction and children’s stories.
She had a fine mind and used it well. And a great heart, courageous and generous. At the last Festival, Joy Coghill and François Houle performed P.K.’s prescient and powerful poem Unless the Eye Catch Fire. The event was breathtaking in its vision and its brilliant execution. We were honoured to present P.K.’s work last year and over the many years were privileged to work with her. CBC, Globe and Mail
Announcing
The winners of the 11th Annual Vancouver International Writers Festival Poetry and Short Story Contest have been announced. To read the winning submissions, go here.

Special Event

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Spoken World
Get your tickets before they’re gone! Tickets for the Vancouver International Writers Festival’s spoken word extravaganza with Ivan E. Coyote, Shane Koyczan, Ariana Waynes and Skeena Reece and Sal Ferreras are going fast. View highlights from Spoken World 2009 on YouTube and Flickr.
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Awards

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The shortlist for the Story Prize honouring short fiction in the U.S. has been announced. Full story
And also the short list for the Lionel Gelber Prize for books on international relations. Full story

News & Features

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This will be the year of electronic reading devices, so get ready for weekly updates. Full story
Is copyright protection for creative work feasible in a digital world? Full story
Margaret Atwood has penned a passionate piece on behalf of birds in the Guardian. Full story
Toronto publishers Cormorant Books announced today that it will begin publishing four poetry titles a year in the spring of 2011. Full story

Books & Writers

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Crime writer James Ellroy interviewed in the Guardian. Full story
All the fuss about Tolstoy is because 2010 is the centenary of his death and there is a new film to mark the occasion. Full story
Vancouver’s own June Hutton interviewed by blogger in Kuala Lumpur about her novel Underground. Full story
A review of Sadie Jones’ second novel Small Wars. Full story
Cordelia Strube‘s Lemon continues to catch the eye of reviewers. Full story
American politics seem to be filled with drama, conflict, sex: all the elements of a good soap opera and that leads to books like Game Change, reviewed here in the Times. Full story
Dalia Sofer, also in the Times, describes Kim Echlin‘s novel The Disappeared as “exquisite”. Full story
Antonia Fraser‘s memoir of her life with Harold Pinter may focus on their marriage, but paints a revealing portrait of the dramatist too. Full story
And finally a review of Douglas Coupland‘s Generation A. Full story

Community Events

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GREG MORTENSON
Due to overwhelming demand, all ticketed events are sold out! However the author of Three Cups of Tea will be signing copies of his books. Saturday, January 16 at 7:00pm. Kidsbooks Vancouver, 3083 West Broadway. For more information, visit www.kidsbooks.ca.
STORIES OF SLOTH AND REGRETS
Vancouver Storytellers presents storytelling by Erin Graham, Larry Matier, Tony Rainbow, Alvin Sanders, and Rita Taylor. Sunday, January 17 at 7:00pm. Tickets $7. St. Mark’s Anglican Church (1805 Larch). More information at www.vancouverstorytellers.vcn.bc.ca.
WORLD POETRY CELEBRATES TANGLEWOOD BOOKS
Multicultural, multilingual readings by Godwin Barton, James Mullen, Lucia Gorea, Roger Blenman, Farina Reinprecht, Ibrahim Honjo, and Warren Dean Fulton, hosted by Adriadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. Monday, January 18 at 7:00pm. Tanglewood Books (1553 W. Broadway). More information at ariadnes@uniserve.com.
KC DYER
The North Shore Writers’ Association presents guest speaker and historical fiction author. Monday, January 18 at 7:00pm. Admission by donation, free for members. Capilano Branch Library (3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver).
ERIC JAMIESON
Author presents an illustrated lecture based on his book, Tragedy at Second Narrows: The Story of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. Monday, January 18 at 7:00pm, free. White Rock Library (15342 Buena Vista Avenue).
ESCAPE CLAUSE: A SPECULATIVE FICTION ANTHOLOGY
Hear selected readings from Escape Clause, stories of wonder and delight, from speculative fiction writers. Featuring Linda Demeulemeester, Eileen Kernaghan, Casey Wolf, Ari Goelman, Clelie Rich, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, and Maryke Hendrikse. Monday, January 18 at 7:30pm, free. Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street. For more information please contact Vancouver Public Library at 604-331-3603.
VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
Nerd slam featuring Robbie Q. Monday, January 18 at 8:00pm. Admission: $5/$3. Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial). More information at www.vancouverpoetryhouse.com.
DIANE TUCKER
Author reads from her new novel, His Sweet Favour, with an open mic to follow. Tuesday, January 19 at 8:00pm. James Street Cafe, 3819 Canada Way, Burnaby. For more information, email bwscafe@gmail.com.
MOST GOOD, LEAST HARM
Book signing and presentation by Zoe Weil, author of Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life. Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00pm, free. Alma VanDusen Room (Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia). More information at www.vpl.ca.
ANN ERIKSSON
Join author in a discussion of her most recent book In the Hands of Anubis. January 21 at 7:00pm. Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art, 3696 W. 8th. More information at www.christiannehayward.com.
WAYNE NORTON
Book launch: Women on Ice: The Early Years of Women’s Hockey in Western Canada. Reading, discussion and book signing with author Wayne Norton. Sunday, January 24th at 6:00pm, free. Rhizome Café, 317 E. Broadway, Vancouver.
DOUGLAS BURNET SMITH
Author reads selections from Sister Prometheus: Discovering Madame Curie and from his forthcoming collection, Surface to Air. Monday, January 25 at 7:30pm, free. Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms, Lower Level, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street. For more information please contact Vancouver Public Library at 604-331-3603.
Upcoming
EVERY GOODBYE AIN’T GONE
Author Evelyne White and photographer Joanne Bealy sign and discuss Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: A Photo Narrative of Black Heritage on Salt Spring Island. Friday, February 5 at 7:00pm, free. Rhizome Cafe (317 East Broadway). More information at www.dancingcrowpress.com.
2010 HAIKU INVITATIONAL
While the cherry blossoms bloom from March through May, you are invited to write your haiku with fresh inspiration. The poems will be judged during the summer and winners announced in the fall 2010. Winning poems will then be featured during the 2011 festival. So start planning now to submit your cherry blossom haiku this coming spring. The deadline for the next round of haiku submissions will be May 31, 2010. More information at www.vcbf.ca.

Produced by the Book News Collective.

Hal Wake
Artistic Director
* * * * * * * * * * * *
2010 Festival: 19-24 October inclusive
Vancouver International Writers Festival
Suite 202, 1398 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
p: 604 681 6330 x102
f: 604 681 8400
e: hwake@writersfest.bc.ca
 

FREE Admissions/Events During Olympics

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FREE Admissions/Events During Olympics

The Vancouver Art Gallery is FREE during the Olympics – February 12-28th
To find out about the exhibitions, go to:
http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
of course if you can make a small donation, its always appreciated!

Also skating at Robson Square Ice Rink is free admission during this time ($3 to rent skates)

And lots of free music & concerts and other events…
For full list and info,
Go to 2010 Olympic Games Free Attractions at citycuacus.com or click on direct link below
http://www.citycaucus.com/2010freevenues#ozone