International Women’s Day: Literary Event Round-up
Sunday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. There are several literary events happening around town in honour of the day.
International Women’s Day with Room Magazine
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 7:00–9:30 pm
Heartwood Community Café
317 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Featuring readings by: Hiromi Goto, Claire Matthews, Clara Kumagai, Emily Davidson, Meaghan Rondeau, and Stephanie Lu, plus the launch of issues 37.4 “Claiming Space” and 38.1 “In Translation”.
Admission by suggested donation of $5 (includes one free back issue). At-door donation of $10 comes with a back issue and one of the two current issues!
Saturday, March 7, 2015 | 8:15–9:30 pm
Lecture Hall No. 2, Woodward Instructional Resources Centre,
2194 Health Sciences Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 3–5 pm
Historic Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
Join writers Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Fiona Tinwei Lam, and Jane Silcott for a conversation about words, rhythm, and meaning at this celebration of women’s writing and work.
Admission by donation but space is limited. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dead Poets Reading Series
Sunday, March 8th, 2015 | 3-5 PM
Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch)
Five presenters get fifteen minutes each to introduce one of their favourite dead poets and read a selection of that poet’s work. The March 8 lineup is:
- Simin Behbahani (1927 – 2014), read by Alice Major
- Frances Horovitz (1938 – 1983), read by Alan Hill
- Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992), read by Ngwatilo Mawiyoo
- Marianne Moore (1887 – 1972), read by Karen Solie
- Lorine Niedecker (1903 – 1970), read by Sarah de Leeuw
(Note: If you know of another event that should be on this list, please email mcmiller[at]sfu.ca)