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sons and Sechelt. Our members are dedicated to providing services that engage our communities, promote literacy, support learning and much more! Please join us at the CUPE BC Trailer for readings, swag and other fun! This year we are pleased to welcome esteemed authors and CUPE members Danielle LaFrance, Shireen Clark and Jane Whittingham, who will be sharing their words with us. Find out more about our line up and about us at cupe391.ca


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Staff Interim Festival Manager: Bonnie Nish Administrative Assistant: Fran Bourassa Communications Director: Lindsay Kwan Programming: Bonnie Nish Production Manager: Roy Blyan Volunteer Coordinator: Azaria Sabrina Program Guide: Azaria Sabrina Illustrations: Freepik

Board President: Mary-Ann Yazedjian Vice-President: Laura Farina At-Large: Tiffany Stone VPL Liaisons: Polly Argo, Gillian Guilmant-Smith Advisory to the Board: Daniela Elza, George McWhirter, Candie Tanaka WORDvancouver WORD_Vancouver wordvancouver

Festival Facts What: Word Vancouver is an annual celebration of reading and writing. Enjoy readings by emerging and established authors, professional development workshops and panels, a diverse range of exhibitors, and fun hands-on activities for kids. When: Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday, September 27, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Friday, September 28, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Saturday, September 29, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday, September 30, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Where: Various venues throughout Vancouver from Wednesday to Saturday. Library Square on Sunday. Who Will Be There: The festival brings book lovers of all ages together with authors, publishers and other industry professionals. Why: Admission is free and the festival is fun for the whole family! More Info: www.wordvancouver.ca

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WELCOME The Staff and Board of Word Vancouver welcome you to the 24th annual festival: a free, family-friendly, five-day celebration of literature. This year’s festival promises to be an engaging, fun, stimulating, and informative time. We’re pleased to be working with our partner sites again this year to offer readings and workshops in the four days leading up to the main festival day on Sunday, September 30 at the downtown Vancouver Public Library. Join us on Wednesday, September 26 at Banyen Books & Sound where Ken Klonsky will be on hand for a reading and signing of the award winning book Freeing David McCallum: The Last Miracle of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. On Thursday, September 27 we are happy to bring Al Rempel, Kim Clark, and Angela Rebec to the Twisted Poets Stage for an evening of poetic wonder hosted by Pandora’s Collective. On Friday, September 28 it will be hard to choose between the talk on Opening New Frontiers: Art of SelfPublishing & Traditional Publishing with William Tham, Vincent Ternida, and Cynda Yeasting at The Historic Joy Kogawa House or Telling Story through Image with Cynthia Nugent, Dan Bar-El, Michael Lagacé, and Kathryn Shoemaker at Christianne’s Lyceum. On Saturday, September 29 we are once again happy to partner with Carnegie Community Centre to bring you free workshops. Whether you want to learn to perform your work with Hal Wake, experience Writing to Heal with Angela Carroll Wallace, or try Journal Writing with Leanne Boschman, you will walk away richer for dropping in. On Sunday September 30 we invite you into the new Speakers Salon in Blenz. In this intimate setting hear Charlie Smith, editor of The Georgia Straight, discuss what they look for in freelance writing. Ask questions of William Tham, Senior Editor of Ricepaper or BeatRoute Editor Yasmine Shemesh as they each discuss the digital age from different perspectives. Cupe 391 brings you some of their own member authors: Danielle LaFrance, Shireen Clark, and Jane Whittingham. Vancouver’s Poet Laureates will open our Sunrise Suite Poetry Stage. Speaking of poetry, some of our favourites are back with readings from Translink poets Susan Alexander, Emily Nilsen, David Zieroth, Leef Evans, Linda Crosfield, and Aidan Chafe. While the poetry won’t be happening on the bus this year, the Translink poetry bus will still be parked on Robson for you to climb onboard, read some poems, and experience the feel of letting your imagination fill with the extraordinary talent we have all around us in our city. Take in the new Community Stage where you can get a real taste of the literary make-up of Vancouver with readings from Community Groups, Universities, and Literary Arts Organizations. And don’t forget our exhibitors’ tents where you can engage with publishers and writing programs up close, ask questions and get information. We also have two new interactive experiences. The Imprint are glad to bring us the Lemonade Stand; come and quench your thirst while sipping from a from a cup with lines written on the spot. Or go on a QR code scavenger hunt to win prizes when you scan the voices of eight poets from around the festival. Don’t miss the children’s area with Christianne’s Lyceum! Make your children smile while they listen to children’s authors read. Help us keep the festival free by visiting our Silent Auction to place bids on some amazing items donated by our generous supporters, become a Member of the Festival by donating $2 and filling out our brief survey to be entered to win a library of our authors’ books, or just consider making a donation to the festival. We look forward to seeing you at Word Vancouver 2018! Bonnie Nish Interim Festival Manager

Mary-Ann Yazedjian Board President

An Annual Celebration Word Vancouver is produced by the non-profit charitable organization the Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society. The mandate of the society is to foster an awareness and appreciation of the printed word in our culture, promote the importance of literacy in the lives of Canadians and involve the residents of Vancouver in an annual celebration of writing and reading. Donations to the society can be made on site or online, or mailed to our office: 307 – 822 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6M3. All donations help keep the festival free and accessible to all. Tax receipts are available for donations of $20 or more. Federal Charitable #89896 1180 RR0001; BC Societies Act #S33376 Contact us through our website, www.wordvancouver.ca, if you would like to volunteer or be a sponsor for the 2019 festival.

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Thank You We want to give a big thank you to all the sponsors, funders, members, exhibitors, organizations, institutions, individuals, and volunteers for their support and commitment to the festival. It happens because of them. Word Vancouver also gratefully acknowledges the support of Banyen Books & Sound, Blenz in the Library Square, Book Warehouse, The Carnegie Community Centre, Christianne’s Lyceum, Circle Craft, The Creative Academy, eight ½, Historic Joy Kogawa House, Hood 29 (Formerly The Cottage Bistro), Literary Press Group, Pandora’s Collective, Surrey Writer’s Festival, The Imprint, TransLink, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Public Library, and Wine Kitz. Word Vancouver is made possible with the support of many individuals, businesses, and organizations, including Yosef Wosk, Polly Argo, Gillian Guilmant-Smith, the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia, Trevor Battye, Andrew Chesham, Hal Wake, Kathryn Shoemaker, Kallie George, Gwen Murray, Pace Accounting Inc., Roy Blyan, Anne O’Shea, Laura Farina, Leanne Prain, Elly MacKay, Eileen Cook, Mary Tasi, Julie Flett, Linda Gannon, and Cheryl Gravkin.

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Poetry in the Corner Search for hidden poems and win a prize!

1 Eight QR codes are posted on different locations around the Library Square. You need to find the codes, scan them and listen to the audio recordings of the Word Vancouver poets.

2 On a handout, distributed at the Pandora’s Collective & UBC Faculty of Education’s table (S2), match the title of the poems with the poets’ names.

3 The first eight participants who have 5 (five) correct answers will get one of the poets’ books of poetry. If you are not among the first five, you will get an issue of a poetry magazine.

Return your handout to Pandora’s Collective and UBC Faculty of Education’s table to claim your prize!


EVENT VENUES

Wednesday to Saturday Around Town Wednesday, September 26 Banyen Books & Sound (6:30 pm) 3608 West 4th Avenue Freeing David McCallum: The Last Miracle of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. Book Talk and Signing with Ken Klonsky

Thursday, September 27 Pandora’s Collective, Twisted Poets (7:00 pm) Hood 29 (Formerly The Cottage Bistro), 4468 Main Street Readings by Al Rempel, Kim Clark, Angela Rebec & Open Mic

Friday, September 28 Historic Joy Kogawa House and The Asian Canadian Writers Workshop (7:00 pm) 1450 West 64th Ave Opening New Frontiers: Art of Self-Publishing & Traditional Publishing with William Tham, Vincent Ternida, Cynda Yeasting Christianne’s Lyceum (6:30 pm) 3696 West 8th Avenue Telling Story through Image with Cynthia Nugent, Dan Bar-El, Michael Lagacé, Kathryn Shoemaker

Saturday, September 29 Carnergie Community Centre Workshops 401 Main Street Performing Your Work with Hal Wake (11:00 am) Writing to Heal with Angela Carroll Wallace (12:30 pm) Journal Writing with Leanne Boschman (2:00 pm)

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Sunday, September 30, Library Square 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Around the Festival Site Entertainment around the festival site.

Alma VanDusen Room Panel discussions on a variety of topics.

Community Writers Stage Readings from a diverse cross-section of community groups.

The CUPE Stage (Homer Street) Readings, swag, and more!

Downstairs In the Atrium Free mini-manuscript consultations with the SFU Writer’s Studio.

Imagination Island (South Plaza) Fun, interactive family activities all day long.

Peter Kaye Room Panel discussions on a variety of topics.

The Promenade (Inside the Building) Bookmaking and lettering demos.

The Quay (South Plaza) Sponsored by VCLR & CWILL

Readings by children’s authors and illustrators.

The Speakers Salon (Blenz) An intimate gathering with writers.

Sunrise Suite (South Plaza) Sponsored by Yosef Wosk

Readings by established and emerging poets.

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READINGS & PRESENTATIONS Vij: A Chef’s One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in His Suitcase by Vikram Vij

12:10 pm, Sunday, Alma VanDusen Room Vikram Vij, one of Canada’s great chefs, shares his story of the trials and triumphs in building a world-renowned food empire. Fragrant with the smells of cumin, turmeric, fennel, and cloves, Vij reveals his story. Co-owner of the worldfamous Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver, his story is a true rags-to-riches tale of a college dropout from northern India who made it to Europe’s temples of high cuisine, then with a one-way ticket bound for Canada, found fame serving some of the world’s most transcendent Indian cuisine.

Wednesday

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Banyen Books & Sound

6:30 pm Telling Story through Image: Cynthia Nugent, Dan Bar-El, Michael Lagacé, Kathryn Shoemaker

6:30 pm Freeing David McCallum: The Last Miracle of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. Reading and Signing with Ken Klonsky Presented by Banyen Books & Sound

Presented by Christianne’s Lyceum

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Alma VanDusen Room

Twisted Poets

11:00 am The Collective Voice Personal and Cultural Heritage Andrea Warner - Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography (Greystone Books), Darrel J. McLeod - Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age (Douglas & McIntyre), Daniel Marshall - Claiming the Land (Ronsdale Press)

6:30 pm Readings by Al Rempel, Kim Clark, Angela Rebec + Open Mic Presented by Pandora’s Collective

Friday Historic Joy Kogawa House 7:00 pm Opening New Frontiers: Art of SelfPublishing & Traditional Publishing with William Tham, Vincent Ternida, Cynda Yeasting

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12:10 pm The Journey Vikram Vij - Vij: A Chef’s One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in His Suitcase (Penguin Random House), Henry Tanaka - Changing Tides: Vanishing Voices of Nikkei Fishermen and Their Families (Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre)


1:20 pm The Planet Earth and Everything on It Ian Hanington - Just Cool It: The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do (Greystone Books), Renée Sarojini Saklikar and Mark L. Winston - Listening to the Bees (Nightwood Editions), Geoff Dembicki - Are We Screwed?: How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change (Raincoast Books) 2:30 pm Stories of Murder and Beyond Lorimer Shenher - That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away (Greystone Books), Carys Cragg - Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father (Arsenal Pulp Press), Claire Sicherman - Imprint: A Memoir of Trauma in the Third Generation (Caitlin Press)

Jianna Faner & Abeer Yusuf - Whenever I Find Myself, Stories by Canadian Immigrant Women (Caitlin Press)

Community Writers Stage 11:00 am Writers International Readers: Ashok Bhargava - Skipping Stones (Virgo Publications), Lilija Valis - Freedom at the Fault Lines (Outskirts Press, Inc.), Enrico Renz (Music), Bonnie Quan Simmons Pandora’s Collective: Daniela Elza milk tooth bane bones (Leaf Press), Heidi Greco - Practical Anxiety (Inanna Publications), Heidi Greco (Editor) Heart of it All: Ten Years of Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (Otter Press), contributors to present

3:40 pm The Collective Voice Sara Graefe - Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories (Caitlin Press), Renée Sarojini Saklikar Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food (Anvil Press),

12:10 pm The Federation of BC Writers: Cynthia Sharp - Rainforest in Russet (Silver Bow Publishing), Rob Taylor - “Oh Not So Great”: Poems from the Depression Project (Leaf Press), Trevor Carolan - New World Dharma (SUNY Press) and Marlowe Ferris (Guitar and Vocals) - University of the Fraser Valley College of Arts

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1:20 pm Writing Group from Kwantlen University Readers: Geoffrey Nilson - in my ear continuously like a stream (above/ground press), Angela Rebec, Winston Le Community Writing Group: Leanne Prain (Yarn Bombing, Hoopla and Strange Materials), Erin Ashenhurst (Slate, Vice, The Globe and Mail), Laura Farina Diagnostic Tool (Gaspereau Press) 2:30 pm The Maynard: Online Poetry Journal Celebrating 10th Year with Leena Niemela, Ram Randhawa, Annie Ross, Surya Govender 3:40 pm Dead Poets Reading Series: Rob Taylor, Diane Tucker - Bonsai Love (Harbour Publishing), Isabella Wang Royal City Literary Arts Society: Alan Hill - The Narrow Road to the Far West (Silver Bow Publishing), Nasreen Pejvack - Paradise of the Downcasts (Rutherford Press), Lozan Yamolky Counting Waves (Silver Bow Publishing) 14 WORD VANCOUVER 2018

The CUPE Stage 11:30 am Danielle LaFrance 12:45 pm Shireen Clark 2:00 pm Jane Whittingham

The Speakers Salon (Blenz) 11:00 am The Georgia Straight: Freelancing Tips or What Catches Our Eye with Charlie Smith, Editor Presented by Georgia Straight

11:50 am Candie Tanaka: What is a Literary Makerspace: Text and Art

Presented by ICOAAT (International Centre of Arts and Technology)

12:40 pm North Shore News with Peter Kvarnstrom Presented by North Shore News

1:30 pm Panel: Young Adult Novels, Blurring the Lines: Complex Women in Young Adult Fiction. Eileen Cook - With Malice, The


Hanging Girl (Raincoast Books), Lianne Oelke - Nice Try, Jane Sinner (Raincoast Books), Arushi Raina - When Morning Comes (Tradewind Books)

Evans - Sustenance (Anvil Press), Emily Nilsen - Otolith (Goose Lane Editions), David Zieroth - the bridge from day to night (Harbour Publishing)

2:40 pm Back to Print: Ricepaper’s Journey to the Digital Age and Back Again with William Tham, Senior Editor

3:25 pm Robin Susanto - Wild Weather: An Anthology of Love Poems (Leaf Press, CV2), Onjana Yawnghwe - The Small Way (Caitlin Press), Daniela Elza - milk tooth bane bone (Leaf Press)

Presented by Ricepaper Magazine

3:30 pm BeatRoute: Why We Have an Obligation to Keep Print Alive with Yasmine Shemesh Presented by BeatRoute Magazine

4:20 pm Editing an Online Poetry Journal with Jami Macarty, Co-Founder & Editor of The Maynard Presented by The Maynard

Sunrise Suite (South Plaza) Sponsored by Yosef Wosk

11:00 am The Vancouver Poet Laureates: George McWhirter - A Gift of Women (Exile Editions), Brad Cran - Ink on Paper (Nightwood Editions), Evelyn Lau Tumour (Oolichan Press) 12:10 pm Al Rempel - Undiscovered Country (Mothertongue Publishing), Jude Neale - Cantata in Two Voices (Ekstasis Editions), Sita Gala, Leanne Boschman - Precipitous Signs: A Rain Journal (Leaf Press) 1:15 pm Produced by Poet and Novelist Roger R. Blenman and !Kona: An Exploration of Black Male, Black Female Speaking About Their Self-Images and Those That Others Have of Them Presented by World Poetry

2:20 pm Poetry in Transit: Susan Alexander - The Dance Floor Tilts (Thistledown Press), Aidan Chafe - Short History of Light (McGill-Queen’s University Press), Linda Crosfield - Refugium (Caitlin Press), Leef

4:30 pm Poetry Youth Slam: Colin Brodt and Anjalica Solomon

Suspension Bridge 11:00 am The Many Faces of Love Stella MacLean - Bringing Emma Home (Harlequin Special Releases), CC Humphreys - Chasing the Wind (Penguin Random House) 12:10 pm Questions of Identity Jen Currin - Hider/Seeker (Anvil Press), Ethel Whitty - The Light A Body Radiates (Caitlin Press), Carissa Halton - Little Yellow House: Finding Community in a Changing Neighborhood (The University of Alberta Press) 1:20 pm Another Taste of Poetry Barbara Pelman - Narrow Bridges (Ronsdale Press), Edward Byrne - Duets (Talonbooks), Rob Taylor - “Oh Not So Great”: Poems from the Depression Project (Leaf Press) 2:30 pm The Quest Charles Demers - Property Values (Arsenal Pulp Press), kc dyer - Finding Fraser (Berkley), Sam Wiebe - Invisible Dead (Penguin Random House) 3:45 pm When Things Fall Apart Maureen Medved - Black Star(Anvil Press), Brett Josef Grubisic - Oldness, Or The Last-Ditch Efforts of Marcus O (Now or Never Publishing), Gillian Wigmore Glory (Invisible Publishing)

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Fill in the Blank Poetry

Writing from The Heart

The Collective Voice: Andrea Warner, Darrel J. McLeod, Daniel Marshall

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Writers International Readers & Pandora’s Collective

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All-Day Activities: Making Frame

Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC Society (CWILL BC Soc) Panel

Peter Kaye Room

Crime Writers of Canada: Truth or Fiction

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The Georgia Straight: Freelancing Tips with Charlie Smith

Speakers Salon Sunrise Suite

What is the Literary Maker Space: Text and Art with Candie Tanaka

Vancouver Poet Laureates

Sponsored by Yosef Wosk

Suspension Bridge The Quay

Sponsored by VCLR & CWILL

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Al Rempel, Jude Neale Sita Gala, Leanne Boschman

The Many Faces of Love: Stella MacLean, CC Humphreys

Questions of Identity: Jen Currin, Carissa Halton

The Young Crowd: Kallie George, Tiffany Stone

For Smaller Children: Jane Whittingham, Aidan Cassie

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Humour in Memoir

Stories of Murder & Beyond: Lorimer Shenher, Carys Cragg, Claire Sicherman

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The Maynard Celebrating 10th Year

The Mysteries of Time

Personal and Cultural Heritage: Sara Graefe, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Jianna Faner, Abeer Yusuf

Dead Poets Reading Series & Royal City Literary Arts Society

Jane Whittingham

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WriteSocial: The Writing Practice on Social Media

Canadian Authors Presents: Michael Kluckner’s The Agony & The Ecstasy

Graphic Novels: Writing Them ByTony Cliff

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Blurring the Lines: Complex Women in Young Adult Fiction

Ricepaper Magazine with William Tham

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g with Drag Queens for Kids: Maiden China, Tommi Horror

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The Maynard: Editing an Online Poetry Journal

Poetry Youth Slam

Robin Susanto, Onjana Yawnghwe, Daniela Elza

Poetry in Transit

other Taste of Poetry: a Pelman, Edward Byrne, Rob Taylor

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BeatRoute Magazine with Yasmine Shemesh

The Quest: Charles Demers, kc dyer, Sam Wiebe

When Things Fall Apart: Maureen Medved, Brett Josef Grubisic, Gillian Wigmore

For Midgrade 9-15 Yrs: Brooke Carter, Melanie Jackson, Johanna Wagstaffe

Young Adult 15+ Shelley Hrdlitschka, Darren Groth, Raziel Reid, Rachel Hartman

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FESTIVAL MAP ON SUNDAY

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T1 Sunrise Suite T2 Imagination Island Bear and Raven | Happy Science | Orca Book Publishers | Parent to Parent | Red Cedar Award | Yasmine Wallace T3 The Quay T4 Info Tent T5 Exhibitors: G. S. Oppenheim | Gustafson Chapbook and Portal Magazine | J.C. McKenzie / Jo-Ann Carson | Pencil Tip Publishing | Pretty in Pulp | The Knowledge Book T6 CUPE Stage T7 Independent Publishers Tent: Anvil Press | AllLitUp.ca/ Literary Press Group | Caitlin Press | Douglas & McIntyre | Harbour Publishing | Nightwood Editions | Read Local BC | Ronsdale Press | Royal British Columbia Museum | subTerrain Magazine | Talonbooks | The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia T8 Suspension Bridge T9 Langara College | EVENT Magazine | Frontier College | Humber School for Writers | Vancouver Writer’s Festival | Whistler’s Writers Festival T10 Author Signing and Silent Auction T11 Official Bookseller: Book Warehouse T12 Community Stage

A1 Word Prompts A2 Editors of BC A3 Canadian Authors A4 Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education and Research Institute A5 Sky Spirit Publishing A6 Wilderness Committee A7 Pajama Press A8 Midtown Press A9 Vancouver Comicon / Legends Legal Defense Fund A10 Peter Chiykowski: Rock Paper Cynic / Write with Lightning A11 Jonathan Dalton

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T he P romenade I nside the B uilding P1-3 Check-In: Volunteers, Exhibitors, Performers P4-6 SFU Continuing Studies: Creative Writing Program P7 Vancouver Community College P8 Historic Joy Kogawa House P9 USNA Publishing / West Ghost Publishing P10-13 Vancouver Public Library P14 Westcoast Calligraphy P15 BC Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists P16 Crime Writers P17 Transcribimus P18 ICNA Canada P19 Roundfire Legends P20-21 Canadian Bookbinders P22 Yellow Rose

S outh P laza O utdoor T ables S1 Lemonade Stand S2A-B Poetry in the Corner S2A Pandora’s Collective S2B UBC Faculty of Education S3 Return of the Jaguar / Under the Covers S4 Braille Literacy Canada S5 UBC Press S6 UBC Bookstore S7 The Writers Union of Canada S8 Surrey International Writers Conference


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Imagination Island

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The Quay Children’s Stage

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Community Stage

Official Booksellers

Author Signing & Silent Auction

Alma VanDusen

Bike Racks

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Peter Kaye Room

Suspension Bridge

Homer Street

West Georgia Street

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EXHIBITORS AllLitUp.ca/Literary Press Group of Canada T7 Anvil Press T7 The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia T7 BC Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists P15 Bear and Raven T2 Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute A4 Braille Literacy Canada S4 Caitlin Press T7 Canadian Authors – Metro Vancouver A3 Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild, BC Lower Mainland Chapter P20-21 Crime Writers of Canada P16

Langara College T9 Lemonade Stand S1 Midtown Press A8 Nightwood Editions T7 Orca Book Publishers T2 Pajama Press A7 Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society S2A Parent to Parent T2 Pencil Tip Publishing T5 Peter Chiykowski Rock Paper Cynic/ Write with Lightning A10 Pretty in Pulp T5 Read Local BC T7 Red Cedar Award T2

CUPE 391 T6

Return of the Jaguar and Under the Covers S3

Douglas & McIntyre T7

Ronsdale Press T7

Editors British Columbia A2

Roundfire Legends P19

EVENT Magazine T9

Royal BC Museum T7

Frontier College T9

SFU Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program P4-6 Writer’s Studio D1

G. S. Oppenheimer T5 Gustafson Chapbook and Portal Magazine T5 Happy Science T2

Sky Spirit Publishing A5 subTerrain Magazine T7

Harbour Publishing T7

Surrey International Writers’ Conference S8

Historic Joy Kogawa House P8

Talonbooks T7

Humber School for Writers T9

The Knowledge Book T5

ICNA Canada (Islamic Circle of North America) P18

The Writers’ Union of Canada S7

J.C. Mckenzie/Jo-Ann Carson T5 Jonathan Dalton A11

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Transcribimus P17 UBC Bookstore S6 UBC Faculty of Education S2B


UBC Press S5

Westcoast Calligraphy Society P14

USNA Publishing/West Ghost Publishing P9

Whistler Writers Festival T9

Vancouver Comicon / Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund A9

Wilderness Committee A6 Word Prompts A1

Vancouver Community College P7

Yasmine Wallace T2

Vancouver Public Library P10-13

Yellow Rose P22

Vancouver Writers Fest T9

Annual Silent Auction Help keep the festival FREE! Check out all of the wonderful items—tickets to fabulous events, gift cards and much more. Find it outside the library at the Author Signing Area (T10). Don’t miss out! Place your bids!

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Storytelling with Drag Queens

KIDS’ READING & ACTIVITIES Storytelling with Drag Queens for Kids

Featuring: Gay Sha, Tommi Horror and Maiden China

Featuring Gay Sha, Maiden China, and Tommi Horror 1:20 pm, Sunday, The Quay

Three queens will get on stage to read children’s books. Neither a drag show nor kids’ storytime are new ideas, but combining the two provides a unique opportunity to educate young folks.

Sunday, Sept. 30th at 1:20PM

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Children’s Stage Library(Penguin Square, Vancouver Public Library Random House), 350 West Georgia Street

Imagination Island (T2) All day Word activities, ring toss, wishing wall Christianne’s Lyceum All day Make frameable literary art CWILL BC and Reading Lights

The Promenade Inside the Building All day Bookmaking demos Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (P20-21) All day Lettering and Bookmarks Westcoast Calligraphy Society (P14)

The Quay (South Plaza) Sponsored by VCLR & CWILL

11:00 am The Young Crowd Kallie George - Goodnight Anne

- Tree Song (Annick Press)

Tiffany Stone

12:10 pm For Younger Children Jane Whittingham - A Good Day for Ducks (Pajama Press), Aidan Cassie - Sterling, Best Dog Ever (Raincoast Books) 1:20 pm Storytelling with Drag Queens for Kids with Gay Sha, Maiden China, Tommi Horror 2:30 pm Midgrade 9-14 Brooke Carter - Lucky Break (Orca Press), Melanie Jackson - The Big Dip (Orca Press), Johanna Wagstaffe - Fault Lines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes (Orca Press) 3:40 pm Young Adult 15+ Shelley Hrdlitschka - Lost Boy (Orca Press), Darren Groth - Infinite Blue (Orca Press), Raziel Reid - Kens (Penguin Random House), Rachel Hartman - Tess of the Road Written (Penguin Random House)

Visit www.wordvancouver.ca for full descriptions and further information about programming. See pages 8-9 for descriptions of each venue.

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Win a Library of Festival Books To enter to win a library of nearly every book featured at the festival, SPEND A TOONIE, and fill out a festival survey. Enough reading for an entire year or fabulous gifts for family and friends. You will also become an official member of the festival! Surveys can be found at the Info Tent (T4) on the South Plaza, in the Author Signing Area, or from roving volunteers. Drop completed surveys at the Info Tent, Author Signing Area, or reading venues, or give them to the roving volunteers. It is that simple, so don’t miss out!

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FREE WORKSHOPS, PANELS & DEMOS Workshops at the Carnegie Community Centre 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday

Considered the living room of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the Carnegie has served its neighbourhood since opening in 1903, providing social, educational, cultural and recreational activities on-site at nearby Oppenheimer Park and through an outreach team. The programs serve low income adults with the goal of nurturing mind, body, and spirit in a safe and welcoming environment.

Saturday Carnegie Community Centre 11:00 am Performing Your Work with Hal Wake 12:30 pm Writing to Heal with Angela Carroll Wallace 2:00 pm Journal Writing with Leanne Boschman

Sunday Downstairs in the Atrium All day by appointment Mini-Manuscript Consults SFU Writers Studio Register on www.wordvancouver.ca

A1 11:00 am Workshop: Pandora’s Collective Word Whips, Writing with Fran Bourassa. Fill in the Blank Poetry: Good for all ages, create your very own poem. Presented by Pandora’s Collective

11:45 am Workshop: Writing from The Heart with Lara Varesi, president of The 26 WORD VANCOUVER 2018

Burnaby Writers Association. Lara will be giving writing prompts for poetic inspiration around the impact of childhood memories on our adult selves, Presented by The Burnaby Writers Association

12:30 pm Workshop: A Writing Session with Jami Macarty, The Maynard Editor. In this all-genre, generative writing session, we’ll use questions as prompts to recall fugitive memories. Presented by The Maynard

1:15 pm Workshop: The Dead Poets with Kevin Spenst. Come and write in response to the poets of the past whose work lives alongside us. Kevin Spenst will be reading from poets who’ve been read at the Dead Poets Reading Series. Presented by The Dead Poets

2:00 pm Workshop: Writing Prompts - Stop Making Sense with Laura Farina. Prompts design to loosen you up, let go and discover the strange and beautiful associations your unique brain makes. Presented by Community Writers

2:45 pm Workshop: The Federation of BC Writers with Rob Taylor. Associative Leaps: Prompts designed to help you draw surprising connections and create unexpected images in your writing. Presented by The Federation of BC


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3:30 pm Workshop: Humour in Memoir with Shannon Rayne. A fun and playful workshop designed to explore the humour and absurdity in our lives. 4:30 pm Workshop: The Mysteries of Time with Daniela Elza. The Mysteries of Time, its passing and what it leaves behind. Presented by Pandora’s Collective

Peter Kaye Room 11:00 am Panel: Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC Society on their Successful Journeys and Challenges. Moderator: Linda DeMeulemeester. Lee Edward, Kathryn Shoemaker, Mark David Smith, Suzanne de Montigny, Melanie Jackson, Jane Whittingham, G.R. Ludlow Presented by CWILL BC Soc

12:05 pm Panel: Crime Writers of Canada: Differences and Similarities Between True Crime and Crime Fiction. Moderator: Cathy Ace. Dave Butler, Eileen Cook, Elizabeth Elwood, Eve Lazarus, Kathy Matak Presented by Crime Writers of Canada

1:10 pm Panel: Overcoming Writer’s Block. Moderator: JJ Lee. Joanne Arnott, Shashi Bhat, Wayde Compton, JamesJason Lee Presented by EVENT Magazine

2:20 pm Panel: #WriteSocial: The Writing Practice on Social Media. Moderator: Lindsay Kwan. Jennifer Zilm, Taryn Hubbard, Kevin Spenst Presented by Lindsay Kwan

3:25 pm Talk: Michael Kluckner’s The Agony & The Ecstasy: 35 Years as a BC Author Presented by The Canadian Authors Association

4:30 pm Talk: Graphic Novels: Writing Them with Tony Cliff (Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules, Raincoast Books) Presented by Raincoast Books

The Promenade Inside the Building All day Bookmaking demos Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (P20-21) All day Lettering and Bookmarks Westcoast Calligraphy Society (P14)

No pre-registrations for workshops. Please note that workshops fill up quickly, so lining up early is recommended. Visit www.wordvancouver.ca for full descriptions and further information about programming. See pages 8–9 for descriptions of each venue.

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Literary Lemonade Stand (S1) Feeling a little parched (in both your mouth and your soul)? Drop by The Imprint’s lemonade stand. Writers Laura Farina and Leanne Prain will be observing and recording their surroundings in tiny, impromptu poems on paper cups, filling them with lemonade and handing them out free of charge. Come by for some thirst-quenching words!

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