Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring 2016 Launch of the Liar


The Liar & the Lai:

Join us for the spring launch of the 2016 issue of The Liar (Capilano University’s student-run literary journal) – featuring novelist Larissa Lai.

Date: Saturday, April 16th, 2016
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Our Town Café (245 E Broadway @ Kingsway)
Featuring: An open-mic with readings from contributors & Guest of Honour, novelist Larissa Lai 
 
Larissa Lai is the author of two novels, When Fox Is a Thousand and Salt Fish Girl; two books of poetry, sybil unrest (with Rita Wong) and Automaton Biographies; a chapbook, Eggs in the Basement; and most recently, a critical book, Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s. A recipient of the Astraea Foundation Emerging Writers’ Award, she has been shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Tiptree Award, the Sunburst Award, the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Award, the bpNichol Chapbook Award and the Dorothy Livesay Prize. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing at the University of Calgary and directs The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing there.

The Liar is Capilano University’s independent literary magazine. Since 1987, the zine has been edited, designed, and produced by a rotating group of students. The Liar publishes cutting edge new works in all genres.


 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Dianna Bonder visits CapU

Children's author, Dianna Bonder, visits Capilano University Library:

Tuesday February 23rd, 2:30 p.m.
Library 214
Free

Dianna Bonder has published twelve books for children. She is a member of the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP); the Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia; and the Write-on Speakers Bureau. In 2006, she was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Drawing Masterse of Canada. In 2013, she was CANSCAIP Writer-in-Residence. Her most recent book is A, B, Sea: A Deep Sea Symphony. Polly's Pirate Poems is forthcoming in 2016.

Ivan Coyote visits CapU

Ivan Coyote Author Reading

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Starts: 5:00 PM
Campus: North Vancouver
Location: Bosa Theatre
Contact: Devon Greyson
Email: dgreyson@capilanou.ca
Phone: 604.986.1911 ext. 7393

Neither, Nor: How to Circumnavigate the Gender Binary in Seven Thousand Easy Steps

Ivan Coyote is a writer, storyteller, musician and educator. Ivan is the author of eleven books, and the creator of three albums, four short films, and a renowned live performer. Ivan has been the writer in residence at Carleton, Western, the University of Winnipeg, and the Vancouver Public Library, and has lectured at universities and colleges across the continent. Their books include Loose End, Boys Like Her, Missed Her, Gender Failure, and the soon to be released Tomboy Survival Guide.

Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan's stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Lee Maracle visits Capilano!

Lee Maracle @ Kexwusm-ayakn First Nations Student Lounge (LB 196)

Friday Feb. 5 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Ms. Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works including:  Sojourner’s and Sundogs [collected work of novel and short stories [novel], Bobbi Lee [autobiographical novel], Daughters Are Forever, [novel] Will’s Garden [young adult novel], Bent Box [poetry], I Am Woman [creative non-fiction], and is the co-editor of a number of anthologies including the award winning publication, My Home As I Remember.  Ms. Maracle is a member of the Sto: Loh nation.  In 2009, Maracle received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from St. Thomas University.  Maracle recently received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the premier’s award for excellence in the arts.  Her latest works are: Celia’s song [novel], Memory Serves and other Words [creative non-fiction] and Talking to the Diaspora.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Liar Collective Meeting

It's a new semester and we're gearing up to put together a new issue of Capilano's independent literary magazine, The Liar. Come on out, get your copy of the fall issue, and get to know how you can get involved in the new spring issue (whether it's seeing your work between the covers, becoming part of the editorial board, etc).

Come to Cedar 124 on Thursday January 28th at 11:30 a.m.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

http://www.liar.city/

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Book reviews and publishing in a disrupted world

DATE: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
TIME: 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
CAMPUS: North Vancouver
LOCATION: Birch 263, Capilano University, North Vancouver BC



Rapid technological changes are disrupting the institutions and communication circuits historically associated with book publishing.

Tracy Sherlock, Vancouver Sun books editor and education reporter, will be joining English 314 on Wednesday, January 20 at 11:30am to talk about books, book reviewing, and publishing in a rapidly changing media landscape.

All are welcome.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Reading by Leanne Simpson -- NOTE: NEW LOCATION

Join us for a literary reading by poet, editor, and spoken word performer Leanne Simpson


What: Literary reading
When: Thursday November 12th, 11:30 a.m.  to 1 p.m.
Where: Library 215

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is “a gifted writer who brings passion and commitment to her storytelling and who has demonstrated an uncommon ability to manage an impressive range of genres from traditional storytelling to critical analysis, from poetry to the spoken word, from literary and social activism.”
            In 2014, Leanne was named the inaugural RBC Charles Taylor Emerging writer by Thomas King, and she was also nominated for a National Magazine Award for her short story “Treaties” published in Geist 90. In 2012, she won Briarpatch Magazine’s Writing From the Margins prize for short fiction. Leanne is the author of three books; Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back, The Gift Is in the Making and Islands of Decolonial Love, and the editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire, This Is An Honour Song (with Kiera Ladner) and The Winter We Danced: Voice from the Past, the Future and the Idle No More Movement (Kino-nda-niimi collective). Leanne holds a PhD from the University of Manitoba and has lectured at universities across Canada. She is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and a member of Alderville First Nation.

http://leannesimpson.ca