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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Signing with Ken Klosky, Author of Freeing David McCallum: The Last Miracle of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter

Presented by: Banyen Books & Sound
Location: Banyen Books & Sound, 3608 West 4th Ave.
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Cost: Free

Ken Klonsky launches the book which tells of how he and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, worked to help free a wrongfully convicted man.

Sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit, David McCallum wrote over 600 letters hoping that someone would want to hear his story. After his writing landed on the desk of legal advocate Ken Klonsky and in the hands of legendary boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter—whose own wrongful conviction captured the attention of Bob Dylan, Denzel Washington and Nelson Mandela—thousands more would learn of his fight against his unjust incarceration. Freeing David McCallum: The Last Miracle of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter by Ken Klonsky details the years of dedicated service and steadfast friendship that resulted in the miracle of one man’s release.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Twisted Poets Literary Salon

Presented by: Pandora’s Collective
Features: Al Rempel, Angela Rebrec & Kim Clark
Location: Hood 29, 4468 Main Street
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Hosts: Daniela Elza and Leanne Boschman

Sign up for Open Mic begins at 7 PM. Reading begin at 7:30 PM. Suggested donation at the door: $5. Supported by the Writers Union of Canada and The League of Canadian Poets.


Friday, September 28, 2018

Opening New Frontiers: The Art of Self-Publishing & Traditional Publishing


Presented by: Historic Joy Kogawa House
Location: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Ave.
Time: 7:00 PM  to 9:00  pm
With: William Tham
Vincent Ternida & Cynda Yeasting 

Traditional publishing has been shaken to the core with new digital technologies and the Internet.  Unlike a decade ago, when writers finish writing, they face the question of working with a traditional publisher or doing it themselves as self-publishers.  Authors not only have to be concerned about polishing their prose and characters, but they also now need to understand the complexities of deciding on an agent or uploading their books to Amazon. Some of today’s most successful authors even do both through a hybrid approach, traversing both the traditional publisher route and as self-publishers. Join us as a panel of authors share their expertise with you on the perils and promises of the new frontiers of getting published

Please note: There is construction in the streets around the house.  Please arrive with plenty of time to find parking. 

Graphic Comic Story Party!

Presented by: Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art
Location: Christianne’s Lyceum, 3696 W. 8th Ave.
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
With: Dan Bar-el, Kathryn Shoemaker, Cynthia Nugent, Michael Lagacé & Nancy Vo

Join us for a celebration of the art of storytelling at 6:30PM on Friday, September 28th at the Lyceum! This year as a part of the Word Vancouver Festival, we can’t wait to welcome five storytellers – writers and illustrators of multiple graphic and comic narrative books – for readings, discussion, and a lively celebrations of the growing power of narrative art in our community. Journey with us through a variety of visual literacies, and revel in an evening storied by some of the most engaging creators of graphic and illustrated books.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Free Drop-In Writing Workshops at Carnegie Community Centre

Word Vancouver in partnership with Carnegie Community Centre and the Vancouver Public Library are offering FREE drop-in writing workshops on Saturday, September 29 at Carnegie Community Centre.  Click here for more information.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Join us for the main event at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library!  See the entire schedule here.

Inspiring words.