Back on January 8th, I told you you should get yourself out to more public events. Here is a nice list from Fernanda Viveiros, Executive Director of the BC Federation of Writers
Thursday, January 25, 7:30 pm.
RAW Exchange Reading Series
Where: VPL Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Peter Kaye Room. Maxine Gadd (Backup to
Babylon), Jenn Farrell (Sugar Bush) and Sharon English (Zero Gravity ) will read from their latest
books. Panel discussion on the "Art of Personal Narrative" moderated by Richard Hopkins, Professor
Emeritus at the School of Library, Archival & Information Studies at UBC and Program Director for
The Alcuin Society. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
Friday, January 26, 7:30 pm.
UPSTART CROW READING SERIES
Featuring Russell Thornton & Neil Aitken
Surround yourself with words. Open mic with featured readers. Great coffee available next door and
a fabulous collection of used books for sale in store. Location: Upstart Crow Books, 238 Lonsdale
Avenue, North Vancouver (Just up the hill from the Sea-bus station and Lonsdale Quay). Contact:
Bonnie and Sita (email@example.com, or Upstart Crow Books owner John Fisher
(John.Fisher@alderwoods.com). On-going (sign up for invites).
Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 pm.
Presentation on Made to Break by Giles Slade
Alma Van Dusen Room, VPL, Central Library, 350 W. Georgia
New Fed member Giles Slade tackles the "e-waste" problem from its inception to the modern day
in Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America, illustrating how deliberate product
obsolescence is a uniquely American invention. Not only did America invent disposable products,
but also the concept of disposability itself. As manufacturers learned how to exploit obsolescence,
consumers increasingly accepted it in every aspect of their lives. Free admission, everyone
Thursday, February 1, 5:30 to 9 pm.
Book Launch for Red Light Neon
Join Subway Books for the launch of Daniel Francis's new book, Red Light Neon: A History of
Vancouver's Sex Trade . Location: Art of Loving, 1819 West 5th, Vancouver.
Thursday, February 8, 7 pm.
On Edge Series presents Betsy Warland.
Emily Carr Institute, Room SB 405, Granville Island. Free admission.
Betsy Warland's most recent book, Only This Blue: A Long Poem with an Essay (The Mercury Press,
2005), traces moments of awe and dread on her journey through a life-threatening experience.
Warland has published ten books of poetry and prose and has also written numerous critical essays
on visual art for catalogues and journals.
*More event listings can be found on the Fed website here: http://www.bcwriters.com/events.php