Readings at the Utopia Festival!

Utopia Festival: more than just dj's!

Utopia Festival: more than just dj's!

Got this via an email from Nikki Reimer, one from Sean Cranbury, two from W2, one from Irwin Oostindie, and four Facebook invitations. So, obviously, I HAVE to post it!

Along with the direct link to buy tickets.

Just a quick note to let you know about an amazing literary event next Saturday – Vancouver Women Read @ W2 Utopia Festival.

Curated by Nikki Reimer and Alex Leslie in conjunction with the W2 Real Vancouver Writers’ Series this is some real next level programming.

Nikki and Alex have curated 5 Vancouver writers whose performances will be punctuated by musical appearances by First Nations artists such as Tanya Tagaq, JB The First Lady and cello prodigy Cris Derkson.

AND – The keynote address will be given by international electroclash sensation Peaches.

Needless to say it’s going to be fairly incredible.

You can find more info about the event, how to buy tickets and the performers here – http://booksontheradio.ca/2011/02/25/w2-utopia-festival-vancouver-women-read-saturday-march-5-2011/

Any help that you can provide in terms of spreading the word to your friends or followers in the social media world is much appreciated.

The hashtag for the event is #W2Utopia.

Looking forward to this event and I hope to see you there.

Thanks,

Sean

Sean Cranbury – Executive Editor, Host, Regulator

Books on the Radio / Advent Book Blog / W2 Real Vancouver Writers’ Series / etc…

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The Real Vancouver Writers’ Series Grand Finale Tomorrow!

Real Vancouver Writers' Series by kc dyer

Real Vancouver Writers' Series by kc dyer

This is your last chance, I repeat, your last chance to experience Sean Cranbury‘s Real Vancouver Writers’ Series at W2. Every Wednesday night in February the space at W2 has been packed wall-to-wall with literati both performing and audiencing (is that a word? it is now!) and this final Wednesday will be hosted by Hal Wake, the Head Grand Poobah of the Vancouver International Writers’ Festival.

Here is an interview Sean did with Joseph Planta on PlantaOnTheLine outlining what’s in store for us tomorrow:

And here’s a YouTube video about the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series:

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Real Vancouver Writers’ Series Tonight!

W2 4 u

W2 4 u

Yes, tonight W2 comes alive with more hawt literary action than you’ve seen this side of an Anais Nin concordance. Five bucks gets you in to this funky-bohemian artspace to enjoy shoulder-rubbing proximity to the real writers who are putting Vangroover on the cultural map. Tonight’s lineup features many ex-Duthieites including your host, Sean Cranbury, one of the infamous Cellar Dwellers of the old Hornby and Robson store (where I bought my first edition copy of Neuromancer, sigh, back when it was new).

Duthie Books closed for good on Monday, so if you want to celebrate one of the world’s best bookstores, tonight and our Wake next Monday are pretty much your only chances. But although the store may be gone, the literary tradition continues. Yes, the force is strong with these ones, so catch them now before they’re too famous to return your calls.

The Lineup (full deets on the RealVancouverWritersSeries):

  • Charles Demers
  • Jenn Farrell
  • Chris Walter
  • Jen Sookfong Lee
  • Shay Wilson
  • Ian Weir
  • Larissa Lai
  • Anne Stone
  • Jane Sayers
  • Kevin Chong
  • Peter Darbyshire

See you there?

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Announcing the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series!

and the Shebeen Club is a proud media sponsor thereof!

There; one doesn’t get the chance to use the word “thereof” nearly enof. See what I did there?

Real Vancouver Writers

Real Vancouver Writers are Really Stoked

You can download and print this poster by right-clicking the poster link and saving to your computer. Pass it around, post it up, wear it as a loincloth; knock yourself out!

Wednesdays just got a little more literate in Vangroover, as Sean Cranbury of Books on the Radio organizes a new literacious salon every Wednesday in February: the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series. Save time: put it in your calendar now and avoid guilt-ridden “I shoulda’s” later. You can see the entire lineup for the full month on the website, and it’s extremely highly bitchin, to say the least (which is never my first choice; I’ve never gotten over getting paid by the word. As you can tell).

Here is the full announcement, swiped from Facebook [links mine]; $5 at the door gets you hours of nutritious and intoxicating food for thought:

Real Vancouver Writers Series at the W2 Culture + Media House

Located at 112 East Hastings Street across from the refurbished Woodwards Building in Downtown Vancouver

The Real Vancouver Writers Series consists of 4 weekly events showcasing local Vancouver writers, publishers and creative literary artists at the W2 Culture + Media House.

These evenings are designed to show the city and the world real and diverse Vancouver culture and real creative individuals in the literary and publishing communities at a time when the eyes of the world are on our city.

Countless millions of people will want to know what real Vancouver culture looks like.

We are determined to take the opportunity to show the world just how amazing, diverse, talented and fun our literary and publishing culture is!

These events will occur every Wednesday during February beginning at 7pm.

Each night will showcase local writers doing short readings their work and/or interacting with a moderator, taking questions from the audience and will include book sales, signings, a multi-media component, music, cash bar, raffles and give-aways.

Every night will consist of writers that will give the in-house audience a glimpse of the variety of cultures, ethnicities, forms and skills of writers living and working in Vancouver.

It will showcase the writers, their books, their publishers and other support structures within the local community and the larger culture and publishing communities.

In conjunction with Books on the Radio and Geist Magazine.

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