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PANEL DISCUSSION: The Empire at Home with Cole Swensen, Colin Browne, and Mercedes Eng.

Capilano University Cedar Building (CE) 148

Thurs March 20, 2014 at 11:30-1:00
Co-sponsored by the Liberal Studies BA
Free and open to the public

TCR thanks the Canada Council’s Visiting Foreign Artists program for their support of Cole Swensen’s visit.

Mask by Perry Eaton


READING -- Cole Swensen and Lisa Robertson!

In the Grand Luxe Hall
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Weds March 19, 7:30pm (doors 7:00)

$5 at door


TCR + New Fiction Live!

October 3, 2013 at 1:15pm
Capilano University Library room 322
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
Free and open to the public

Hear Meredith Quartermain read from her just published first novel, Rupert's Land; Bill Schermbrucker from his newly published fourth novel, Crossing Second Narrows, Thea Bowering from her just published first collection of short fiction, Love at Last Sight; Roger Farr from his BC Book Prize nominated IKMQ; and Kim Minkus from a fiction manuscript she's working on.


TALK: “What is Ban? [A short talk on narrative and diaspora]” by Bhanu Kapil with respondents Gail Scott, Ashok Mathur, and Alex Leslie

February 15, 2013 at 2:30pm
Capilano University Library room 322
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
Free and open to the public

TCR narrative issue 3.19 launch

February 15, 2013 at 8:00pm (doors 7:30)
1965 Main Street at E. 4th
$5 at door


TCR's 40th anniversary special event and reception

Readings by Steve McCaffery, Maxine Gadd, and Garry Thomas Morse. Plus Carol Sawyer and musical guests.

Tickets $10 via Tickets Tonight, or $12 at the door.
May 16th, 2012
7:30pm, doors 7:00pm
Performance Works,
1128 Cartwright Street,
Granville Island

TCR hosts Erín Moure

March 6, 2012

Cafe for Contemporary Art
140 E Esplanade
North Vancouver

Montreal poet Erín Moure writes in English, multilingually. In O Resplandor (Anansi 2010), poetry is hybrid, emerging in translation and collaboration. Other recent books include essays, My Beloved Wager (NeWest 2009) and a reissued Pillage Laud (BookThug 2011). Her works have received the Governor General's Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and two A.M. Klein Prizes. Her latest, The Unmemntioable, is a poetic investigation into subjectivity, immigration, and the western borderlands of Ukraine.


Two Panels launch TCR's Ecologies Issue

February 7, 2012 at 7:00pm
Cedar 148, Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

Gu Xiong, Chris Lee, and Jennifer Chun will present field notes and photographs from their Waterscapes project, featured in Issue 3.16. Waterscapes: Mapping Migrations Along the Yangtze and Fraser Rivers is an interdisciplinary collaboration that tracks the relationship between the environment and migrant experiences in China and Canada by comparing two major riverways. Co-sponsored by TCR and Capilano’s EarthWorks lecture series.

February 17, 2012 at 11:30am
Birch 162, Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver

At a launch of issue 3.16, Roger Farr, Larissa Lai, Clint Burnham, and Sharon Thesen, TCR’s 2012 Writer-in-Residence, will discuss Christian Bok’s poem “The Extremophile,” which appears in Issue 3.16. Co-sponsored by TCR and Capilano’s Liberal Studies BA.


TCR 3.14 The George Stanley Issue launch

TCR launches the George Stanley Issue with readings by George Stanley, Sharon Thesen, George Bowering, Peter Culley, Barry McKinnon, and Jamie Reid.

Weds May 18, 2011 at 7pm at the Sylvia Hotel Bistro.


TCR 3.13 Manifestos Now!

TCR launches the Manifestos Now! issue at the Vancouver Art Gallery with readings by Colin Browne, Reg Johanson, Kim Minkus, Nikki Reimer, Sheila Ross, participants from UBC’s HUM 101 Writing course, and more . . .

February 22, 2011
6:00-9:00, with Readings at 8:00 PM
Vancouver Art Gallery
WE: Vancouver – 12 Manifestos for the City exhibition rooms


March 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Manifestos Now! Exhibition Opening Reception and Panel Discussion, with Brian Ganter, Lisa Robertson, Marie-Hélène Tessier, Pierre Coupey, and Reg Johanson.

Followed by a walking tour of the Teck Gallery’s Manifestos Now! exhibition, which runs from February 22-May 27, 2011

SFU Downtown at the Harbour Centre


Christian Bök | Lisa Robertson | Soma Feldmar | TCR 3.11 Poets Theatre

May 11, 2010 at 7:30

Christian Bök and Lisa Robertson reading at the Historic Theatre at The Cultch
CUE launches Soma Feldmar’s Other with a reading by Feldmar
TCR launches 3.11 the Poets Theatre issue with performances by Christine Leclerc and The Institute for Domestic Research -- Catriona Strang, Christine Stewart, Jacqueline Leggatt

Tickets: $9 + s/c
or $5 + s/c if you book in advance -- before May 4


March 18, 2010 at 11:30

Reading by George Stanley

George Stanley was born in San Francisco where, in the 1960s, he was part of the San Francisco Renaissance which included Robert Duncan, Robin Blaser, and Jack Spicer. He moved to Vancouver in the 1970s. His books include Gentle Northern Summer (New Star 1995), At Andy's (New Star 2000), his selected poems, A Tall, Serious Girl (Qua Books 2003), Seniors (Nomados 2006), and Vancouver: A Poem (New Star 2008), a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Award. In 2004 George Stanley won the Poetry Society of America’s annual Shelley Award.

Cedar Building, Room 148
Capilano University
info: 604-984-1712

May 30, 2009 at 7:30pm

Moodyville Launch – TCR 3.8 -- at Presentation House Gallery

A collaboration with Presentation House Gallery

Readings by Neda Abkari, Colin Browne, Peter Culley, Michael Turner. Performance by Squamish Nation.

November 1, 2008

The Poetics of Erasure - Launch of TCR 3.7

2:00 to 4:00pm: Panel Discussion -- The Politics and Poetics of Erasure -- with Clint Burnham, Derek Beaulieu, Nick Thurston & Kristina Lee Podesva.

4:00 to 5:00 a reception for the artists and writers.

Simon Fraser University Gallery

AQ 3004



Oct 17th, 2008

Please join TCR and CUE in launching TCR 3.5 -- the Sharon Thesen Issue -- and the inaugural season of Capilano University Editions.

With readings by Sharon Thesen, George Bowering, Ted Byrne, Larissa Lai, Christine Leclerc, Donato Mancini, and Lissa Wolsak.

7:00 pm

Mountain View Cemetery, Celebration Hall

5455 Fraser Street (East 39th Ave. at Fraser)

Vancouver, BC

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Tributaries & Text-Fed Streams

Tributaries & Text-Fed Streams is a project by J.R. Carpenter that re-purposes the original text of an issue of TCR as a raw material for a new digital artwork. The work is commissioned by The Capilano Review and curated by Kate Armstrong. It will be simultaneously launched on

The launch will feature a reading by the artist in addition to a programme of experimental readings by practitioners in disparate fields such as quantum physics, geography, and poetics, arranged to explore ideas of streams, seriality, or flow. Participants include Maria Lantin, Michael Boyce, Jeremy Venditti, and J.R. Carpenter.

After this short program there will be a reception.

Saturday, May 24th, 2008
Launch with experimental readings and a reception to follow
Helen Pitt Gallery
102-148 Alexander Street
Sliding scale: $5-$10


March 28, 2008

Poetry, Video, Music -- The Capilano Review launches its Collaboration issue 3.4.

The Capilano Review announces the launch of the Collaborations Issue 3.4. Join us at the Western Front on March 28 at 7:30pm. Hear poets Ted Byrne, Larissa Lai and Rita Wong; see and hear an excerpt from the recording of Hadley+Maxwell and Stefan Smulovitz's "(The Rest Is Missing)" with Turning Point Ensemble; and hear live performances of Song Room pieces "unselected works" by Viviane Houle, Stefan Smulovitz, Andrew Klobucar; "Occupying Army" by Vanessa Richards, John Korsrud, Chris Derksen; and more.

Tickets: $5

March 28, 7:30pm

Western Front

303 8th Avenue East

Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1


September 13, 2007

Launch of the Capilano College Issue

The Capilano Review is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Join us for a launch of the 3rd Series and the Capilano College double issue - 3.1&2 - at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre on Thurs Sept 13 at 7:30pm. Readings by past and present Capilano College writers -- Daphne Marlatt, Lisa Robertson, Clint Burnham, Sharon Thesen, Ryan Knighton, George Stanley, Crystal Hurdle, Roger Farr, Meredith Quartermain, and Reg Johanson.

Speakers include Pierre Coupey, Bill Schermbrucker, Bob Sherrin, Andrew Klobucar, and Jenny Penberthy.

The event will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canada Council for the Arts. Amir Ali Alibhai will represent the CC.

Tickets at the door and from Ticketmaster $8/$5

Vancouver East Cultural Centre

1895 Venables Street

Vancouver, BC

May 17, 2007

Launch of TCR issue 2.50 -- Artifice & Intelligence guest-edited by Andrew Klobucar.

At 7pm at the Intersections Digital Studios at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Andrew Klobucar will convene a panel discussion on Technology and Aesthetics with speakers Kate Armstrong, Laura Marks, Sandra Seekins, Jim Andrews, David Jhave Johnston, and Darren Wershler-Henry. Admission $5 (free copy of the current TCR with each ticket). DJ, food & win

February 26 and March 5, 2007

Talk by Tom Cone

During his Writer-in-Residence stay at Capilano College, Tom Cone will form a company of student writers, directors, and actors who will write, direct and perform a series of 5-minute plays. These will be staged in the Arbutus Theatre at lunchtime in the week of February 26. Discussions will follow each performance.

On Monday March 5, 12:30-2:30, Tom Cone will present a talk with Jeremy Todd titled "Activism and Notions of Truth." The subject of the talk will be Harold Pinter's 2005 Nobel speech "Art, Truth and Politics." The talk will be accompanied by a performance of Pinter's very short play New World Order.


September 26, 2006

TCR 2:46, 2:47 and new website launch

Announcing the launch of TCR 2:46 and 2:47 and our new website at the Western Front Tuesday Sept 26 at 7:30pm. Readings by Ingrid de Kok, Jeff Derksen, Marie Annharte Baker, Maxine Gadd, and Melissa Guzman. Music by Ion Zoo - Carol Sawyer with Clyde Reed and Stephen Bagnell. Admission $5 (free copy of the current TCR with each ticket).


February 1, 2006

Reading by Fred Wah


To begin his writer-in-residence with The Capilano Review, Fred Wah will read in LB 321 on February 1 at 12:30pm.

On February 6, 12:30-2:30 in LB 321, Fred Wah will also read his poem titled "Pop Goes the Hood: Writing and Reading the Neighborhood." This will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Roger Farr. Panelists include Stan Persky, Ryan Knighton, and Aurelea Mahood.

Caught, as Gayatri Spivak notes, "between the rock of social history and the hard place of a seamless culture," the "neighborhood" can become complicit with the kind of coded development and class framing that moves to articulate our spaces for us. "Pop Goes the Hood" is a poem that attempts to detail some of the materials that insert themselves into the cultural presence of space as place. It asks if difference and hybridity are negotiable in such urban dreams.

Fred Wah is an acclaimed writer of poetry, fiction, and criticism. He was born in Saskatchewan, grew up in the West Kootenays, and studied music and English literature at UBC in the early 1960s where he was one of the founding editors of the poetry newsletter TISH. His book of prose poems, Waiting for Saskatchewan won the Governor General's Award in 1986. With Frank Davey, he edited the first ever online literary magazine, SwiftCurrent. Recent publications include Diamond Grill, a biofiction about growing up in a small-town Chinese-Canadian cafe; Faking It: Poetics and Hybridity, a collection of critical writing that won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for writing on Canadian literature; and a chapbook called Isadora Blue. Until recently he taught poetry and poetics at the University of Calgary. He lives in Vancouver.


March 25, 2004

Reading by Ingrid de Kok


Ingrid de Kok will read from her work in LB 321 on March 25, 2004 at 12:30pm.

Ingrid de Kok grew up in Stilfontein, a gold mining town in South Africa. In 1977 she emigrated to Ontario, Canada and returned to Cape Town in 1984. She has a MA from Queen's University. Her poetry books, Familiar Ground, Transfer, and Terrestrial Things were published in South Africa and her work has been given much attention in Europe, the US, and Canada. It has been translated into Italian, Japanese, French, and Dutch.

She co-edited Spring is Rebellious: Albie Sachs and Respondents on Cultural Freedom and, amongst many other projects, contributed to Negotiating the Past: The Making of Memory in South Africa, and It all begins: Poems from Postliberation South Africa. Her poems have appeared in West Coast Line and in Sulfur.

In 1999, De Kok was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Residency Fellowship in Bellagio, Italy and, in 2003, she spent further time in Italy on a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship.

She has read poetry and taught workshops at various national and international events, such as the Djibouti Les Temps de Livres Festival in 1997 and Poetry International, Rotterdam Festival of South African Poets in 1998. She has read poetry at various universities, programmes and festivals in Italy, the United States and Canada, including Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, NYU, Fordham University, Columbia, Indiana University, SUNY (Buffalo), Brock, McGill, Queen's and Concordia Universities.


November 8, 2003

Launch of special double-issue of The Capilano Review 2:39/40

Gerry Shikatani's Three Gardens of Andalucia


On November 8, 2003, literary and visual arts magazine The Capilano Review will launch a special double issue featuring Gerry Shikatani's First Book: Three Gardens of Andalucia. Join us for tapas at the Alibi Room at the traditional Spanish tapas hour, 4pm, to celebrate and hear Gerry Shikatani read selections of his poetry. Inspired by the historic, Moorish gardens of Southern Spain, this unique single-manuscript issue of the magazine is a long poem illustrated with full-colour photographs.

Background on First Book: Three Gardens of Andalucia

Just outside of the Middle East, is a place where Muslim, Jewish, and Christian spiritualities intertwine: Andalucia. Here Arabic-Oriental and European ideas manifest in the designs of three gardens. Cordoba, Granada, and Sevilla have captivated Japanese-Canadian poet Gerry Shikatani. These three gardens comprise "a world, a multi-cultural multi-lingual society...I found it spoke much to the problems we have today, issues of language, race, diversity and societal harmony."

The gardens were developed during the Islamic rule of southern Spain from the 8th to the 15th centuries, and the region of Andalucia, or al-Andalus, as it was known then, has been considered a lost paradise to Muslim and Arab poets. Since his first visit in 1979, it has become for Shikatani a spiritual salve for a world that "came to face the sad road of violence, the Gulf War, and the rise of a new period of prejudice and race-based."

Shikatani discovered through his study of the gardens of Andalucia that Orient and Occident were there in the European basis of North America, that their coexistent evolution has dominated the formation of North American culture. This idea has drawn Shikatani to the sacred gardens of his ancestral Japan, where his work has already begun for the Second Book of Three Gardens of Andalucia, mortar rake glove sausan broom basin sansui.

Libby Scheier wrote in The Toronto Star, "Shikatani is a poet's poet: writing a delicate, intricate verse, cerebral and sensual at the same time; well-known and respected among poets but little known in larger writing circles or by the general reading public; disinterested in and apparently incapable of self-promotion; a genuine lover of art for art's sake; in sum, as his publishers correctly state, `a master poet.'" (March 15, 1997)


September 11, 2003

A Blaser Creeley {of} READING


An epochal poetry reading by two masters, long companions in the art of letters and friendship, The Capilano Review is privileged to present the "ABC {of} Reading" with Robin Blaser and Robert Creeley.

Vancouver East Cultural Centre, 1895 Venables. Doors Open 7pm; Reading 8 pm

Tickets $11/$6 Students at Duthie Books on Fourth Avenue & Ticketmaster


March 6, 2003

Reading by August Kleinzahler


LB321 on March 6, 2003 at 12:30pm.

August Kleinzahler is the author of six collections of poetry: Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow (Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 1995), Like Cities, Like Storms (Pan American, 1992), Earthquake Weather (Moyer Bell, 1989), Storm over Hackensack (Moyer Bell, 1985) and A Calendar of Airs (Coach House Press, 1978). Of his most recent work The Economist wrote, "Kleinzahler's poems in Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow jerk and snap their fingers at you all the time. High and low vocabularies hang out together. They are hectic, pulsing things, ever alive to the music of words when spoken. ... In these democratic qualities, they take us back to Walt Whitman and his inventive recklessness with words."

August Kleinzahler's work has appeared in numerous journals and newspapers, among them American Poetry Review, Harper's, Kenyon Review, Los Angeles Times, London Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Paris Review, Poetry, San Diego Reader, The Threepenny Review, and The Washington Post Book World.

Kleinzahler has been anthologized in Postmodern American Poetry, A Norton Anthology (1994), Walk on the Wild Side: Urban American Poetry since 1975 (Scribners, 1994), Moment 's Notice: Jazz in Poetry and Prose (Coffee House Press, 1993), Best American Poetry: 1988 and 1995 (Scribners), and Pushcart Prize: 1985-1986 and 1995-1996.

He has received awards from the General Electric Foundation, The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Lila Wallace-Readers' Digest Fund, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


January 23, 2003

Reading by Peter Quartermain


Peter Quartermain will read from his autobiography-in-progress on January 23, 2003 at 12:30 in BR 167.

Peter Quartermain taught contemporary poetry and poetics at the University of British Columbia for over 30 years, retiring in 1999. He has written or edited numerous articles and several books, including Basil Bunting: Poet of the North (1990) and Disjunctive Poetics (1992); with the English poet Richard Caddel he edited Other: British and Irish Poetry Since 1970 (1999), and, with Rachel Blau DuPlessis, The Objectivist Nexus: Essays in Cultural Poetics (1999).

From the late seventies until the late nineties he and his wife Meredith ran Slug Press, producing hand-set letter-press poetry broadsides by such writers as Helen Adam, Charles Bernstein, Robin Blaser, George Bowering, Richard Caddel, Robert Creeley, James Laughlin, Daphne Marlatt, Michael McClure, bpNichol, Sharon Thesen, Fred Wah, Phyllis Webb, Louis Zukofsky and others. They are currently setting up Keefer Street Press for limited-edition letter-press work.

Quartermain is currently writing his autobiography Where I Lived and What I Learned There: Part I: Growing Dumb -- an extract is forthcoming in The Capilano Review -- and in between spasms of book- and manuscript-reviewing, has taught in the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University and is gathering materials for a collection of his essays.


October 17, 2002

The Capilano Review's 30th Anniversary Party


On October 17, 2002 at 7:30 pm, The Capilano Review celebrates 30 years of publishing with readings by George Stanley, Ryan Knighton, Bob Sherrin, Esta Spalding, George Bowering, Jenny Penberthy, and Camilla Pickard. The party takes place at the Western Front, 303 - 8th Avenue. The launch includes special commemorations, a joint-launch with Coach House Books for Cars by George Bowering and Ryan Knighton, music, and refreshments. Admission is $5.00 at the door and the 30th anniversary issue will be for sale at special price.



Friday, February 23, 2001

The Politics of Writing: Brian Fawcett presents "Six Reasons to Write" and Stan Persky, Lisa Robertson and Michael Turner respond


Toronto author Brian Fawcett joins Vancouverites Stan Persky, Lisa Robertson and Michael Turner for a lecture and panel on the politics of writing in Room 148, Cedar Building of Capilano College, 7:30pm February 23, 2001. Fawcett questions the common, and uncommon, motives of writing in the Canadian literature scene today. With humanist ideals and a strong belief in the significance of writing to a country's culture, Fawcett examines the results contemporary writing and writers could have on our social and political future.

A few too many writers today seem to believe that thought is tertiary in importance to aesthetic effects, and some of them actually believe that the production of printed (or printable) aesthetic objects is among the intrinsic and ultimate goals of human civilization. This is not only foolish, but an abrogation of the fundamental miracle of human intelligence.

- Brian Fawcett

Brian Fawcett's books include Cambodia: A Book For People Who Find Television Too Slow (1986), The Secret Journal of Alexander Mackenzie (1985), Capital Tales (1984), and My Career with the Leafs. (1982), all from Talonbooks; Public Eye: An Investigation into the Disappearance of the World (1990 Grove Press (U.S.) and Harper Collins (Can)), Unusual Circumstances / Interesting Times (1991, New Star), The Compact Garden (1992, Camden House), Gender Wars: A Novel and Some Conversation About Sex and Gender (1994, Somerville House) and The Disbeliever's Dictionary (1997, Somerville). He is a past editor of Books in Canada, a former columnist for the Globe & Mail, chairman of the Writers Union of Canada Charter 94 Committee and has written articles and reviews for most of Canada's major newspapers and magazines.

Stan Persky's books include Autobiography of a Tattoo, Then We Take Berlin, and Buddy's.

Lisa Robertson is the author of The Weather and the Governor General Awards nomination Debbie: An Epic.

Michael Turner has published Pornographer's Poem, Kingsway, and Hard Core Logo.


October 26, 2000

John Newlove reads at Fall launch of The Capilano Review


North Vancouver literary and visual arts journal, The Capilano Review launches its Fall 2000 issue at the Anza Club on October 26, 2000, 8pm. We'll celebrate this issue with several readings, including John Newlove who will be here from Ottawa. Newlove last read in Vancouver in 1986.

John Newlove was born and raised in Saskatchewan. It was in Vancouver, where he lived with interruptions from 1960-67, that he first began a serious attempt to teach himself to write verse, impelled by the company and conversation of the likes of Roy Kiyooka, Curt Lang and Fred Douglas, and by the sheer spirit of the city itself. John has published nearly 20 books. Lies won a Governor General's Award; his selected poems, Apology for Absence, is published by The Porcupine's Quill. In 1999 rob mclennan published a small chapbook of Newlove's, The Tasmanian Devil and other poems.

Also reading will be Thea Bowering, Anne Stone, Clint Burnham, and bill bissett. Admission is $5 (free for Capilano Press Society members) and includes a copy of the issue.


Thea Bowering's personal essay The Monster, or The Deferred Subject was published in TCR 2:31, Spring 2000. She currently works as a freelance writer in Vancouver and is writing a series of short stories set in Scandinavia and Canada.

Clint Burnham lives in Vancouver, where he teaches at ECIAD (postmodernism, cultural theory, Marxism) and runs a liberal arts program for people on the Downtown Eastside. His books include The Jamesonian Unconscious (criticism, Duke, 1995), Steve McCaffery (criticism, ECW, 1996), Be Labour Reading (poetry, ECW, 1997), Airborne Photo (fiction, Anvil, 1999), and, forthcoming, A4isms (aphorisms, House) and Buddyland (poetry, Coach House). Work has appeared recently or is about to appear in Sulfur, Queen Street Quarterly, W, West Coast Line, and Matrix.

Anne Stone is author of the novels jacks: a gothic gospel and Hush (Insomniac Press, 1999), as well as the chapbook, Sweet Dick All. She currently teaches at Capilano College.

bill bissett is a painter, poet, and performance artist who lives in Vancouver and Toronto and is the author of over 70 books of poetry. His work has been produced on cassette and CD and new sound poetry on CD is forthcoming from Red Deer Press. Recent titles of his poetry books include b leev abul char ak trs, scars on th seehors, th influenza uv logik, inkorrect thots, and northern brids in color. He recently resurrected his small magazine blewointment to be included in the upcoming Small Magazines anthology by The Capilano Review (edited by Jason Le Heup), a two volume set to be released in Winter and Spring of 2001.


February 10, 1999

Poetry Blues II


The Capilano Review's second evening of poetry and blues on February 10 launches our Winter 2000 issue in conjunction with Talonbooks' launch of new books by Sharon Thesen and Mark Cochrane. Readings will be given by Mark Cochrane, Daphne Marlatt, Norbert Ruebsaat, and Sharon Thesen between musical sets from the Jelly Roll Blues Band. The event starts at 7:30 at The WISE Club's upstairs hall, on February 10, 2000.Admission by donation; buy a $5 membership and get a copy of the new issue free.

Mark Cochrane's first collection of poems was Boy Am I (Wolsak & Wynn, 1995). His second, Change Room, is forthcoming from Talonbooks in Spring 2000. He lives in Vancouver and writes for MIX, the Saturday books and culture section of The Vancouver Sun.

Daphne Marlatt's most recent title is Readings from the Labyrinth (NeWest Press, 1998), a collection of essays, letters and journal entries over fifteen years. Her novel, Taken, appeared from House of Anansi in 1996, and her previous novel, Ana historic (originally published by Coach House Press, 1988), was reissued by Anansi in 1997. Her poetry titles include Salvage (1991), Ghost Works (1993), Touch to my Tongue (1984), and Steveston (1974/84).

Norbert Ruebsaatn has published stories, poems and articles in numerous journals and newspapers, including Geist, The Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail, Prism, Event. He is a regular contributor to CBC Radio's IDEAS program, and works also as a translator of German plays and operas. He teaches media studies at local universities and colleges.

Sharon Thesen has published over half a dozen books of poetry beginning with Artemis Hates Romance. Her latest collection is News & Smoke: Selected Poems (Talonbooks). She has also edited or co-edited anthologies, special issues of literary journals and critical works inlcuding The New Long Poem Anthology and Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff: A Modern Correspondance.