Fall Events at Capilano University

Literary reading featuring Nikki Reimer

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 1-2p.m. (Capilano U, Fir 205)

Join us and hear some fresh new work from poet Nikki Reimer. She is the author of two books of poetry [sic], shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and DOWNVERSE. She is the former managing editor of EVENT Magazine and a contributing editor to Poetry is Dead. Her poetry has been described as “a giddy, whimsical and expertly timed series of fake-outs and sucker punches.”


Capilano Writers featured at Word on the Street

Sunday Sept. 28th, 2014, 3:40 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. (Vancouver Public Library’s Library Square at the Magazine Words Venue)

This year, the Word On the Street – Vancouver’s annual literacy and reading celebration – will feature some of the faces behind The Liar in a session called “Lying to Try It,” featuring Alex Wetter, Lauren Gargiulo, Tremaine Friske, Allie Quelch, Iain Angus, and Bryan Wood. Come and hear the irreverent, exciting and always unpredictable work of some of Capilano’s finest current and former creative writing students.


Liar Submission Deadline

October 21st, 2014

The deadline to submit your creative piece to The Liar (Capilano’s student-run literary publication). Send your most brilliant work off by email to theliarcollective@gmail.com


Book Launch featuring Crystal Hurdle

Thursday, October 30th, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Capilano U, Fir 206)

Come on out and support English and Creative Writing teacher Crystal Hurdle as she launches her latest book of poetry, Teacher’s Pets. Crystal Hurdle’s latest collection of poetry has been lauded for its “forthright examination of issues of power and responsibility.” This book “reads like a play, resonates like poetry, and is as absorbing as a novel. Teacher’s Pets is a funny, irreverent, and unsettling window into the darker side of sexual awakening and its inevitable disenchantment.”


Literary reading by poet Connie Fife

Friday, November 14th, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Capilano U, Library 321)

Connie Fife, originally from Saskatchewan, is Cree. She’s the author of three collections of poems (Speaking Through Jagged Rock, Poems for a New World, and Beneath the Naked Sun) and edited the ground-breaking collection, The Colour of Resistance: A Contemporary Collection of Writing by Aboriginal Women.


Liar Launch Preview

Thursday November 27th, 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. (Capilano U, Cedar 140)

Come and get a sneak preview of the fabulous writing in the latest issue of The Liar (and watch for posters detailing the off-campus launch in early December).


Open Text Reading Series at Capilano University

Open Text Reading Series at Capilano University

Meredith Quartermain
Thursday September 27
11:30-1:00 pm
Room: LIBRARY 322

Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

Meredith Quartermain is known across Canada as a writer of urban spaces and an innovator of poetic and narrative form. Vancouver Walking (NeWest Press, 2005) won the 2006 BC Book Award  for Poetry; Nightmarker (NeWest, 2008) was a finalist for the 2009 Vancouver Book Award; and Recipes from the Red Planet (BookThug, 2010) was a finalist for the 2011 BC Book Award for fiction. Her work appears regularly in magazines such as The Walrus, Canadian Literature, Matrix, and Prism International, and was recently included in Best Canadian Poetry. Critics have called her a “spellbinding phrasemaker” and “fearlessly droll” remarking that her work is “prescient” and “daring” yet informed by “a centuries-wise arsenal of research” that engages the layers of public space on an epic scale. She is cofounder of Nomados Literary Publishers, which has published more than 35 books of contemporary writing. She is also Writer in Residence for the Vancouver Public Library for 2012.

Open to the public. Free. Everyone welcome.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for this reading.

Upcoming Open Text Readings:

Clint Burnham: Tuesday, October 16 from 2:30 – 4 pm LB186
Garry Gottfriedson: Thursday, October 25 from 11:30 – 1pm CE148
Barry McKinnon and Shane Rhodes:  Thursday, November 15 from 11:30 – 1 pm LB322
Jamie Reid:  Tuesday, November 20 from 2:30 – 4 pm L 186

For further information on the Open Text Reading Series please contact Kim Minkus at kminkus@capilanou.ca

JJ Lee

On Thursday May 10th JJ Lee will speak about his nonfiction book The Measure of a Man at the Fernie Heritage Library (7pm).  He will be interviewed by College of the Rockies’ instructor Angie Abdou.  The book is a finalist for the BC Book Prize and this visit is part of the BC Book Prize tour.

Coming soon!

Welcome to Creative Writing BC! Here, beginning in the fall, you’ll find information on the latest literary events from College and University campuses across British Columbia. So far, participating creative writing departments include:

Camoson College
Capilano University
College of New Caledonia
College of the Rockies
Douglas College
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Langara College
North Island College

Okanagan College
Thompson Rivers University
University of Northern BC

(If you’re part of a college or university that offers Creative Writing in BC and would like to participate, send an email to astone@capilanou.ca)