February 2 to April 27, 2008
The hauntingly beautiful photographs created within the Pictorialist movement in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries are among the most important works of art in the medium’s history. TruthBeauty will bring together more than 150 of the finest photographs by renowned artists such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Baron Adolph de Meyer, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and Josef Sudek. The Pictorialist artists sought to elevate photography—still seen in the nineteenth century as merely a mechanical tool of documentation—into the realm of fine art. Drawing upon major museum collections worldwide, including the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, this historic exhibition will reveal the rich aesthetic, diverse approaches and technical innovations of Pictorialism—one of the first truly international artistic movements. http://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/ Visit cultural venues with other Pandora’s Collective members. Bring your words, your journals, your sketch books. We’ll drop in on literary events, go to art galleries, participate in readings, support local bands and more. Membership is free. Coordinators: Bonnie Nish & Sita Carboni Upcoming Rendezvous: to be announced Sign up for invites: firstname.lastname@example.org Or visit our web site: www.pandorascollective.com/Events.html Friday Jan 25, 2008 Upstart Crow Reading Series Surround yourself with words. Open mic with featured readers. Time: 7:30pm Featured Readers: Jen Currin and Christine LeClaire Jen Currin is a graduate of Bard College and Arizona State University’s MFA program. She currently teaches creative writing at Vancouver Film School and Langara College’s Continuing Studies program. Jen has been published in many North American journals including Fiddlehead, 2River View, Massachusetts Review, VERSE, Lungfull!, Salt Hill, Konundrum, subTerrain, and Event. Jen’s book of poems, The Sleep of Four Cities (Anvil Press) came out in 2005 and her 2nd book Hagiography (Coach House Books) will be available in 2008. Christine LeClaire is a Vancouver writer, web designer, and enviro-blogger. Her work has been published in such magazines as Filling Station, 2River View, Terry, and 42opus.com. Christine is an intriguing performer who has graced many lower mainland stages in the last few years. We are pleases to have Christine and Jen at Upstart Crow reading Series. Cost: Free Location: Upstart Crow Books 238 Lonsdale Avenue (@ 3rd), North Vancouver (Just up the hill from the Sea-bus station and Lonsdale Quay) Hosts: Pandora’s Collective
CRIC? CRAC! A storytelling swap of the Vancouver Society of Storytelling. Anyone can come and hear stories. (Please get a babysitter for young children, as the stories are more for adults, youths, and patient older children).
Listeners, professional tellers and amateurs alike are welcome.
When: The third Sunday night of each month is special.
Where: 1805 Larch SW corner at 2nd Avenue, St Marks Church
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $4 for members & $5 for non-members
*ANNE STONE AND DAVID CHARIANDY* Play Chthonics Reading Series will host writers Anne Stone and David Chariandy Wednesday January 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM. Cash bar. Please join us! Cecil Green Park Coach House Green College 6201 Cecil Green Park Road , UBC MAP: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index_detail.php?locat1=421 ANNE STONE has taught creative writing at Capilano College and at Concordia University, and is an editor of Matrix Magazine. Together with Amber Dean, she is guest editor of the current special issue of the journal West Coast Line, on representations of murdered and missing women. Her latest novel, Delible (Insomniac Press 2007), tells the story of Melora Sprague, a 15-year-old girl whose sister has gone missing. This novel offers a glimpse into a sustained experience of uncertainty and, in so doing, explores how our identities exist in those traces we leave behind. She has published two previous novels: jacks (DC Books 1998) and Hush (Insomniac Press 1999). More information about her work can be found at http://annestone.net/ and in an interview at: http://www.canadiancontent.ca/interviews/061400stone.html. DAVID CHARIANDY is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of a novel entitled Soucouyant (Arsenal Pulp Press 2007), which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award, as well as several essays on Black Canadian, Anglo Caribbean, and diasporic literatures and cultures. He has co-edited two special issues of scholarly journals (The Canadian Association of American Studies, and Essays on Canadian Writing), and he is a co-founder of Commodore Books, the first and only black literary press in western Canada. More information about his work can be found online in interview articles at: ( http://thetyee.ca/Books/2007/10/17/Soucoyant/) and ( http://www.cbc.ca/wordsatlarge/blog/2007/11/david_chariandy.html). *Play Chthonics* reading series showcases innovative poetry, narrative, and cross-genre writing. We encourage creative, interdisciplinary conversations between writers, students, faculty, theorists, and community members in Vancouver. The series is based in the English Department at UBC, and is in the midst of a six-reading 2007-8 season. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Institute for Canadian Studies at UBC, Green College, the UBC Department of English, and the
CIRCLE OF SONGWRITERS Weekly at The Penthouse Nightclub!!! Come and join us for an evening of fun, music, food and drinks to wind down the weekend. We have a fantastic arrangement of local musicians sharing the stage every Sunday. It’s a different show every time! When: Sundays Time: 7:30pm Where: The Penthouse Nightclub, 1019 Seymour St, Vancouver Entertainment: Coco Love Alcorn, Christa Couture and Melissa Endean Cost: $6 at the door (FREE for members) Drink Specials: Bottles of Tuborg and pints of Strongbow for $4.25. Shots of Fireball Whiskey for $4.00 Kitchen is open! See you there!
THE VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM REGULAR SEASON CONTINUES @ CAFÉ DEUX SOLEILS: 2096 COMMERCIAL DRIVE THE 1ST, 3RD AND 5TH MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH THE NEXT REGULAR SEASON SLAM IS MONDAY JANUARY 21ST FEATURING BOSTON ‘S BRIAN ELLIS Brian Ellis has represented Boston’s Cantab Lounge in both the National and Individual World Poetry Slam. His newest book, “Pharmakos,” was published by the prestigious Destructible Heart Press. He currently lives in the Whitehaus, a large home filled with artists, writers, musicians and their various subordinates. PLUS A SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE FROM BELLINGHAM’S RYLER DUSTIN THIS WILL BE ANOTHER QUALIFYING SLAM TO MAKE THE VAN SLAM PLAYOFFS THIS APRIL AND MAY FOR A CHANCE TO MAKE THE 2008 VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM TEAM DOORS AND SIGN UP ARE AT 8PM OPEN MIC AT 8:45 SLAM STARTS AT 9 O’CLOCK STILL ONLY $5 TO GET IN COME BE A JUDGE COME SLAM FOR THE FIRST TIME ALL POETS AND POETIC STYLES ARE WELCOME 604 215 9230 FOR MORE INFO AND DON’T FORGET THE VANCOUVER YOUTH SLAM HAPPENS ON JANUARY 28TH FEATURING BARBARA ADLER PLUS THE NEXT “ALT SLAM” IS MONDAY FEB 11TH
An invitation to Tea and Opera at Mollie Nye House Sunday, February 3rd, 2 p.m. Opera in Lynn Valley , you say? Yes, and not just any opera. Friends of the Lynn Valley Literary Society have the opportunity to hear readings from The Dream Healer, an opera based on Timothy Findley’s novel, Pilgrim. The Dream Healer’s world premiere takes place in March at the Chan Cen tre at UBC. The opera was composed by West Vancouver ‘s Lloyd Burritt, whose previous works have been commissioned for bodies such as the National Arts Cen tre, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, CBC Radio and Expo 86. The author of the revised libretto is Don Mowatt, a longtime CBC radio arts producer who is on the faculty of creative writing, film and theatre at UBC.
Now Who’s Talking Recovery Theatre Dear friends and colleagues, Now Who’s Talking Recovery Theatre is an innovative project where people bring to life their experiences recovering from mental illness and addiction. This is an opportunity for you to volunteer in an exciting community theatre project aimed at stopping the stigma. For more information please see the attached poster and read the information below then pass it on to your network of friends and colleagues. Now Who’s Talking Recovery Theatre Update: NWT Recovery Theatre’s goal is to teach people in recovery how to tell their stories in the context of theatre. The troupe of nine has been hard at work since last September learning acting skills from Alex Bruhanski , one of Vancouver ‘s most highly respected acting teachers. They have also completed classes in voice, movement and improvisation with the accomplished and talented thespian Monique Bourgois. The troupe is currently writing their individual recovery stories which will be crafted into dramatic vignettes. Collectively, the vignettes will be tied together to show how people recover and give hope to those struggling with mental health issues. The current thought is to have some kind of recovery awards show. The play promises to be entertaining, educational and above all humorous. The show should run for about an hour followed by a Q & A session. Performance Dates: Friday March 21st: 1:00 Matinee, Free admission for recipients of mental health services Friday March 21st: 7:00 Saturday March 22nd, 7:00 St. James Community Square, 10th & Trutch $12 advance $15 at the door For more info contact Elly at 604-688-1556 or email@example.com Thanks a big bunch for all your support! Elly Litvak Elly Litvak
Flash Fiction and the Prose Poem Dear Writers,I’m teaching a course at Langara starting February 6. Please see details below and pass on to anyone who might be interested. Thanks! Jen “Jen Currin” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oliver Schroer news Hello Friends, Fans & Family Here is some Oliver Schroer news for you Fresh Air THIS Sunday, January 20, 2008 , Oliver can be heard in interview with host Jeff Goodes in the last half hour of this CBC Ontario show. They will discuss Oli’s new album Hymns and Hers. 6 to 9 AM Eastern time http://www.cbc.ca/freshair/ To hear clips from Hymns and hers and for purchase information, please visit http://oliverschroer.com/music.htm
Vancouver Writes Please join us for Vancouver Writes , the Vancouver International Writers Festival’s interactive writing event, on February 21 at Performance Works. Last year’s Vancouver Writes was so much fun that we have decided to do it again. This year’s event features CBC Radio host Lisa Christiansen and more than a dozen of Vancouver’s finest writers: Caroline Adderson, Kevin Chong, Brad Cran, Steven Galloway, Anne Fleming, Anne Giardini, Genni Gunn , Lee Henderson, Aislinn Hunter, Shaena Lambert, Nancy Lee , Miranda Pearson and Timothy Taylor. Tickets are limited so don’t miss out-book yours today.
See you there!
Vancouver International Writers Festival
February 21, 2008 @ 7:30pm
1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $20 (plus $1 facility surcharge)/$18 students & seniors (plus $1 facility surcharge)
Order tickets online through our secure ticket system.
Tables of ten participants will work with a writer coach/editor. The host of the evening will give the teams a word or phrase and they will have 20 minutes to write a piece. Vancouver Writes judges will select winners of each of the evening’s three sessions. Prizes will be awarded to the top entry in each session and to the evening’s overall top entry. Wine, beer and snacks will be available.
“Fantastic, creative and fun.” – 2007 Vancouver Writes participant If you would like to receive Book News , the VIWF’s weekly compendium of book news and events, please reply back to this email with ‘subscribe’ in the subject line.
Vancouver Writes is part of Winterruption 2008 (http://www.granvilleisland.com/en/Winterruption ), a showcase of food, arts & culture on Granville Island, February 21-24, 2008. This project received funding support under the Granville Island Cultural Project Sponsorship Program. www.giculturalsociety.org. Bonnie Nish Executive Director Pandora’s Collective www.pandorascollective.com