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Celebrating 15 Years
  
The Vancouver International Writers (and Readers) Festival
 
 Presenting a world of words on Granville Island, October 23-27, 2002
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SPECIAL EVENTS

The Vancouver International Writers Festival and
House of Anansi Press present the launch of

Ground Works:
Avant-Garde For Thee

George Bowering,
David Godfrey,
Zsuzsi Gartner,
Lee Henderson,
Daphne Marlatt,
Andreas Schroeder,
Audrey Thomas,
Derk Wynand
and others
Hosted by Christian Bök
Sunday, October 6 at 7 pm
Arts Club Revue Stage, Granville Island
Tickets: $10 plus $1.50 Arts Club facility fee

Avant-garde writing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Canadian literature. But in this newly published anthology, Ground Works: Avant-Garde for Thee, edited by Griffin Poetry Prize winner Christian Bök, we get a marvellous cross section of experimental Canadian writing.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, September 16 and are available through Ticketmaster (in person or online or by phone at 604.280.3311) and in person at the Festival House Box Office.

 

International Indigenous Authors Celebration and Tour

October 20-22

Canada will host the first international gathering of Indigenous writers from Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Vancouver is the first stop on the journey and CBC Radio One and Radio Three will kick off a series of events with a special live edition of The Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour with Jasper Friendly Bear, Gracie Heavy Hand and Tom King. For more details of how to attend these special live broadcast events from Granville Island, check out the CBC website.

 

Film Screening

Dorris Dorrie

Dorris Dorrie will be speaking at free screenings of her films at SFU Harbour Centre in co-operation with Praxis. Call 604.682.3100 for information. Presented by VIWF, Praxis Centre for Screenwriters and the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

 










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