66 EmergeSun, Oct 24, 4:00pm
This afternoon is the launch of emerge 2010, the annual anthology from Simon Fraser University's Writer’s Studio. It provides a tantalizing taste of new work from those who have participated in the Studio this year. Come and hear from new voices in our midst — 25 new writers who span 3 generations and who write in the genres of non-fiction, poetry, fiction and lyric prose.
Ivan Antoniw, Claire Beaudette, Cullene Bryant, Madeleine Butler, Esmeralda Cabral, Karim Elsharkawi, Xanthe Faulkner, James Gates, Kagan Goh, Chris Hellewell, Jennifer Irvine, Bruce Leighton, Toni Levi, Laurie Ann Melnychuk, Edward Parker, Jocelyn Pitsch, Caroline Purchase, Claire Rawson, Greg Robinson, Meaghan Rondeau, Renee Saklikar, Kerry Sandomirsky, Betty Spinks, Rossa Sung, Peggy Trendell-Jensen
As editor of the emerge 2010 anthology, I'll be taking part in the launch this afternoon, on Granville Island.
Heart of the City:
PANDORA’S TOY BOX Diane Wood
Saturday October 30, 7pm-9pm
Lolo’s Café, 611 Alexander
Exhibition October 30 to December 24
Why is the Bad Girl always blamed for the evils of the world? An exhibit of new artwork by Diane Wood—mixed media painting, collages and dolls from the dark side—exposes the unspeakable danger that lurks in little Pandora’s childhood playthings. Diane is a DTES resident, poet, community activist and gardener. ‘Hope’ you can join us on Opening Night for a poetry reading with Diane, Shauna Paull, Joanne Arnott and Beth Buchanan. Thanks to Lolo and Chef a la Carte. Regular business hours at Lolo’s are Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm. Everyone welcome. Free
Images of activist & poet Stephen Lytton grace the Heart of the City promotions this year.