Saturday, September 20, 2014

Capilano Creative Writing Fall Events...

Literary reading featuring Nikki Reimer
Thursday, September 25th 2014, 1-2p.m. (Capilano U, Fir 205)
Join us and hear some fresh new work from poet Nikki Reimer. She is the author of two books of poetry [sic], shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and DOWNVERSE. She is the former managing editor of EVENT Magazine and a contributing editor to Poetry is Dead. Her poetry has been described as “a giddy, whimsical and expertly timed series of fake-outs and sucker punches.”

Capilano Writers featured at Word on the Street
Sunday Sept. 28th, 2014, 3:40 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. (Vancouver Public Library’s Library Square at the Magazine Words Venue)
This year, the Word On the Street – Vancouver’s annual literacy and reading celebration – will feature some of the faces behind The Liar in a session called “Lying to Try It,” featuring Alex Wetter, Lauren Gargiulo, Tremaine Friske, Allie Quelch, Iain Angus, and Bryan Wood. Come and hear the irreverent, exciting and always unpredictable work of some of Capilano’s finest current and former creative writing students.

Liar Submission Deadline
October 21st, 2014
The deadline to submit your creative piece to The Liar (our student-run literary publication) is October 21st, 2014. (Details on their submission posters). Send your most brilliant work off by email to

Book Launch featuring Crystal Hurdle
Thursday, October 30th, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Capilano U, Fir 206)
Come on out and support English and Creative Writing teacher Crystal Hurdle as she launches her latest book of poetry, Teacher’s Pets. Crystal Hurdle’s latest collection of poetry has been lauded for its “forthright examination of issues of power and responsibility.” This book “reads like a play, resonates like poetry, and is as absorbing as a novel. Teacher’s Pets is a funny, irreverent, and unsettling window into the darker side of sexual awakening and its inevitable disenchantment.”

Literary reading by poet Connie Fife
Friday, November 14th, 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Capilano U, LB 321)
Connie Fife, originally from Saskatchewan, is Cree. She’s the author of three collections of poems (Speaking Through Jagged Rock, Poems for a New World, and Beneath the Naked Sun) and edited the ground-breaking collection, The Colour of Resistance: A Contemporary Collection of Writing by Aboriginal Women.

Liar Launch Preview,
Thursday November 27th, 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. (Capilano U, Cedar 140)
Come and get a sneak preview of the fabulous writing in the latest issue of The Liar (and watch for posters detailing the off-campus launch in early December).

Liar Launch -- details TBA.