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British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia
Dennis E. Bolen British Columbia

Dennis E. Bolen is a novelist, editor, teacher and journalist. His novels include Stupid Crimes, Krekshuns, Toy Gun, and Kaspoit! A founding editor of the international literary journal subTerrain, Bolen has also taught creative writing and written for numerous Canadian journals and periodicals. His latest book, Anticipated Results, is a collection of linked short stories about the lost members of the boomer generation. He lives in Vancouver. Read more

Kevin Chong British Columbia

Kevin Chong was born in Hong Kong in 1975 and raised in Vancouver. He is the author of one previous novel, Baroque-a-Nova, a music memoir entitled Neil Young Nation and a forthcoming memoir on horse-racing. His writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Chatelaine and the cbc Arts website. His new novel, a tragicomic modern immigrant tale, is Beauty Plus PityRead more

Zsuzsi Gartner British Columbia

Zsuzsi Gartner is the author of the critically acclaimed story collection All the Anxious Girls on Earth and the editor of Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow. A former senior editor at Saturday Night magazine, she is currently creative director of Vancouver Review’s Blueprint B.C. Fiction Series. She is the winner of a 2007 National Magazine Award for Fiction and the recipient of numerous awards for her magazine journalism. Read more

Jen Sookfong Lee British Columbia

Jen Sookfong Lee was born and raised in Vancouver’s Eastside, where she now lives with her husband and son. Her books include The End of East and Shelter, a novel for young adults. A popular radio personality, Jen can be heard on “Westcoast Words,” a weekly writing column featured on cbc Radio One’s On the Coast and All Points West, on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers and on the Studio One Book Club, where she is a frequent co-host. The Better Mother is her most recent novel. Read more

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 8:00pm
Waterfront Theatre

Vancouver has established itself as a hotbed of Canadian literary talent and activity. What is it about Vancouver that holds the attention of writers who could travel in their fertile imaginations throughout the world to exotic settings for their fiction? Why do they write about here? What kind of literary community exists in Vancouver? What is the nature of relationships between writers? Is there an element of competition amongst the cameraderie?

Come and meet four diverse authors who come to the page comfortable with staying home.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door 45 minutes in advance.

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