Saturday, September 20, 2008


Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts
& the Creative Writing Program at Capilano University

The Fall 2008 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano University kicks off on Thursday, September 25th, with a reading by Vancouver writer Clint Burnham.

September 25th
11:30 am, Library 321
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

CLINT BURNHAM is a Vancouver writer and teacher. His books include Rental Van (poetry, Anvil, 2007), Smoke Show (novel, Arsenal Pulp, 2005), Buddyland (poetry, Coach House, 2000), Airborne Photo (short stories, Anvil, 1999), and Be Labour Reading (poetry, ECW, 1997). Work has also appeared in The Capilano Review, Open Letter, Queen Street Review, Pyramid Power, UE, and fhole. He teaches in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University.


like sixties tv
greek tragedy
was too greedy
for more than one plot
you see Racine supersized it
had the son-in-law
in love with a doomed chick
me, I just want to find a young man
like Jackie Burroughs did in A Winter Tan
he could be a Foreigner, a Trooper, a Pink Floyd, a Toto

-- from "Phedra is a Cougar" (The Capilano Review, 3:1/2)

For info:
Reg Johanson
Convener, Creative Writing Program
Capilano University
604.986.1911 (2428)