Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Sponsored by Writer's Union of Canada
& the Creative Writing Degree Program at Capilano College

The Spring 2008 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano College continues on February 12th, 2008 with a presentation by Calgary & Montreal poets, playwrights, novelists, and translators Claire Huot and Robert Majzels. Majzels and Huot will present a collaborative, multi-media talk that addresses the reception of classical Chinese poetry into English.

Tuesday, February 12th
Library 321 @ 3:30

Capilano College
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

CLAIRE HUOT has lived in and out of China for the past 20 years. Fully trilingual (French, English and Mandarin), she has written two books on contemporary Chinese culture— La Petite révolution culturelle, (Arles, France, 1994) and China's New Cultural Scene (Duke University Press, USA, 2000). The Prison Tangram is her first book of fiction. Huot is currently teaching Chinese film at the University of Calgary and has a feature column, in Chinese, in New World, a Chinese cultural magazine.

ROBERT MAJZELS is a novelist, playwright, poet and translator, born in Montréal, Québec. The Humbugs Diet is his fourth novel. In 2007, he won the Alcuin Society Prize for Excellence in Book Design for the limited edition of his book, Apikoros Sleuth. This Night the Kapo, his award winning full-length play, was produced at the Berkley Street Theatre in Toronto, in March 2004. He was attributed the Governor General's Award of Canada for his translation of France Daigle's Just Fine in 2000. With Erin Moure, Robert has also translated several books of poetry by Nicole Brossard. He is presently an Associate Professor in the English Department of the University of Calgary.

For info: Roger Farr
604.986.1911 (2554)