Saturday, October 17, 2009


Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program at Capilano University

The Fall 2009 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano University continues on Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 with readings by Vancouver poets Ted Byrne and Emily Fedoruk:

LIB 188 @ 11:30 (note new room)
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

TED BYRNE. Born Hamilton, Ontario, 1947. Lived in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, late 60s. Worked as welder, fitter, typist, dishwasher, laundry worker, truck driver, cab driver. Re-educated early 70s: Basil Bunting (Victoria), Robin Blaser and other SFU teachers, especially Jerry Zaslove, Anthony Wilden, Michael Lebowitz and Jane Harris. Avoided the English Department as much as possible. Worked in libraries late 70s early 80s. Shop steward. Union rep in feminist union (AUCE Local 1). MA (Comparative Literature) UBC. Late 80s to present, Trade Union Research Bureau. Member of Kootenay School of Writing collective. Author of Aporia (Fissure/Point Blank) and Beautiful Lies (CUE, 2008; published serially, Raddle Moon, Sprang Texts, W, Thuja). Current project: Sonnets: Louise Labé (West Coast Line, W, Onsets, The Gig).

EMILY FEDORUK is a poet and dancer living in New Westminster, BC. An MA candidate at Simon Fraser University, she is currently conducting research into the social space of malls and their representation in contemporary art and literature. Her first book, All Still, was published in Fall 2008 by Linebooks.

Upcoming Readings:

  • Oct 29: Ken Belford
  • Nov 12: Kim Minkus

For info:
Roger Farr, Creative Writing Convener
604.986.1911 (2291)