Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Recent news from our members

Mary E. Choo's short story, "The Man Who Loved Lightning," appears in the anthology of fusion fiction, Like Water for Quarks (see http://www.mvp-publishing.com). As well, her poem, "The Malcontents (from Grannie's Garden)," which was published in Room 32.2, has been selected for the new Gothic anthology, Candle in the Attic Window.

  Debra Purdy Kong  launches her new mystery novel The Opposite of Dark  at People's Coop Bookstore,
1391 Commercial Drive,  on Wednesday., April 27 at 7:00 p.m. On  April 28 at 7:00 p.m. Debra will be on a panel with four others for  Coastal Crime Wave: An Evening  with BC Crime Writers. They'll be having a lively discussion about crime writing and announcing this year's finalists for the Arthur Ellis Awards. That's in the  Alma VanDusen Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street. Yhen on Tuesday., May 17th at 7:30 p.m., Debra will be reading and speaking about The Opposite of Dark at a Fontana Caffe
101 - 3701 East Hastings (on the northeast corner of Hastings and Boundary)

Both Colleen Anderson’s "Exegesis of the Insecta Apocrypha" and Rhea Rose’s “Alia’s Angel” received honourable mention in Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Horror for 2010.

Writing Raw has published John Joyce’s “Ginger Rogers Once Played Tennis in North Vancouver” . John adds,  “It's a true story with some fiction and accurate backdrop. I know where she played.”
Also appearing in Writing Raw: “ The Peak of the Day”, which takes place on the Grouse Mountain Sky Ride.

Eileen Kernaghan  read at the New Westminster Library on April 6 at a National Poetry Month event sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets.

Irene Livingston's poem, ”Fusion” was published in the new Verse Afire, put out by TOPS, The Ontario Poetry Society.

Bernice Lever’s  prose piece, "Thanks Coach" will appear in the Windsor Review, #44, Vol.1.  Black Moss Press, Windsor, will release Bernice's tenth book of poems Imagining Lives  in 2011 0r 2012. As well, Bernice won 2nd prize in Pandora's winter poetry contest, "Hibernating with Words”. She was a featured reader for The Writers Studio, SFU's downtown reading series, at Take 5 Cafe on Feb. 11 and again for "Poetic Justice" hosted at Renaissance Books in New Westminster, Feb.27. On May 9 she’ll give a reading at the annual meeting of Canadian Authors Association in Grand Bend, Ontario, and will  take part with four others in World Poetry's  April 18  Poetry Month event at Vancouver Public Library. On May 14 Bernice gives the opening talk: "Canadian Poetry"  for the International Poetry Festival of the World Poetry Society at the Richmond Cultural Centre.

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