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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Literary: Acclaimed Lau Hits Twisted Poet Stage

Monday April 16, 2007
TWISTED POETS LITERARY SALON
Presents EVELYN LAU
"Bump N Grind" with poets and guest speakers. Bring your best, favourite, newest or oldest poems and share in an evening of literary surprises (3rd Monday of every month).
Time: 7pm Sign Up, 7:30pm Open Mic & Literary Salon
April 16th (National Poetry Month-Special Guest): Evelyn Lau
Evelyn Lau’s first poetry collection, You Are Not Who You Claim (1990) won the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Prize; her second, Oedipal Dreams (1992), was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, making Lau the youngest person ever nominated for this prestigious prize (she was 20). Her poetry was selected for inclusion in Best American Poetry. Lau is also renowned as a prose writer. Her autobiographical Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid was published when she was 18 to worldwide acclaim. Over 100,000 copies have sold in Canada alone, and the book was published in 11 other territories. Her searing and arresting fiction—Fresh Girls and Other Stories, Choose Me and the novel Other Women—has been sold in the U.S. and around the world. Now in her early thirties, Evelyn Lau (Vancouver) is one of Canada’s greatest young literary talents. Treble, her fourth book of poetry is everything we expect of Lau: it is precise, elegant, honest and powerful. Lau explores “how people relate to each other, the things they reveal and the things they hide, their struggle for love and their spurning of it.”
Location: The Bump N Grind Cafe, 916 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC
Hosts: Bonnie Nish and Sita Carboni (Pandora's Collective)
(Twisted Poets takes place the 3rd Monday of every month)
Contact: blnish_pandoras@yahoo.ca or visit www.pandorascollective.com
1st Wednesday of every month
WORD WHIPS WRITING SERIES
Take the challenge. We provide the writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. Ten - fifteen minutes to write to each prompt. See what you can whip up. Hosted by Pandora's Collective.
Time: 7:30 - 10:00pm
Location: The Euro Bakery Cafe, 1468 Commercial Drive (@ Grant St), Vancouver BC.
Read a review by Emily Kendy, contributing writer for the Vancouver Courier Newspaper. http://www.vancourier.com/issues05/083105/drive/081105dr3.html.

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