Saturday, March 17, 2007


Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts
& the Creative Writing Concentration at Capilano College

The Spring 2007 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano College continues on Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 with a reading by Vancouver author Anne Stone.

Cedar 148 @ 12:30
Capilano College
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

Anne Stone is an editor of Matrix Magazine. Together with Amber Dean, she is currently guest editing a special issue of West Coast Line on representations of murdered and missing women. Her novels include, jacks (DC Books 1998), Hush (Insomniac Press 1999) and Delible (forthcoming, Insomniac, 2007), which tells the story of Melora Sprague, a 15-year-old girl whose sister has gone missing. Stone teaches creative writing & literature at Capilano College in North Vancouver, and at Concordia University in Montreal.

"Everything has a beginning. My sister's disappearance has to have one. There has to be a time, a moment, in which she began to disappear.

I've looked for some sign that Mel was poised to leave. Maybe it was there in the world she saw around us, the one that was slowly dying as we pretended not to see. Or in her dreams of the a-bomb, quietly imploding in our mouths as we slept, shattering millions on millions of teeth. A city's worth of polished bone, demolished in an instant. And what could any of us do but stir in our sleep, lick at broken mouths, and feel ourselves already dead, this as the fire consumed the part of us that could dream of bombs to begin with."

-- from Delible

For info:
Roger Farr
604.986.1911 (2554)

[Coming soon: Maxine Gadd, March 29th]