7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In the words of Shy, An Anthology contributor Elizabeth Zotova, "We're not exactly scene-stealers, so you don't hear much from us shy folk—and that's usually how we like it." Here's your chance to hear from the shy. This anthology is filled with personal essays and poems of thoughtful musings, raw memories,and humorous self-examinations by authors and poets who have been labelled by the world — by teachers, parents, and peers—as shy. Here they proudly own up to their shyness, and their message is clear: they don't need to be "cured". Editors Naomi K. Lewis and Rona Altrows have enlisted writers from across the continent and have created a moving anthology that will appeal to all, either because we are shy or because we know someone who is. Three contributors to Shy, An Anthology will read & talk at the McGill Library book launch.
Elaine Woo facilitates writing classes for Megaphone Magazine’s Community Writing Program. She is membership coordinator for CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts). She recently published in Arc, poetrypacific.blogspot.com, Ricepaper, the anthology about Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, V6A, Earthwalk, and The Enpipe Line. Her art-song collaboration, “Night-time Symphony,” with composer Daniel Marshall, earned a festival prize from the Boston Metro Opera in early 2013. Elaine will have her first full length poetry collection published by Nightwood Editions in 2015.
Sylvia Stopforth is a university archivist and reference librarian whose fiction has appeared in Room and TNQ; she has also published work-related articles and book reviews, and serves as volunteer editor of a column in BC History: the Journal of the British Columbia Historical Federation. She lives with her husband in White Rock, BC.
Dhana Musil is a 2011 graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Her creative non-fiction has won several awards and has been published in various newspapers and publications. She is currently working on her memoir, which chronicles the decade she spent living and loving in the underworld of Japan. Dhana lives in Vancouver with her partner, two daughters and two cats.
Books will be available for purchase at this event. CASH ONLY!
Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Free admission, but space is limited. Register online, in person at the McGill Branch information desk, or phone 604-299-8955. (starfishian)