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Lindsay Wong at Port Coquitlam Library

Port Coquitlam, BC Nov 06 07:00 pm

Lindsay Wong reads from her award-winning memoir The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family at the Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam, BC on November 6. The event is co-presented by Western Sky Books.

The Woo-Woo was featured on this year's Canada Reads competition on CBC, and won the Hubert Evans Nonfiction Prize at the BC Book Prizes.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Terry Fox Library, 2150 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC
Books available for purchase and signing by the author

For more information, see the Facebook event page or register here.


Incite: Hustling Verse - the Vancouver launch

Vancouver, BC Nov 19 07:30 pm

Join the Vancouver Writers Fest and Arsenal Pulp Press on November 19 for a special Incite event celebrating the publication of Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry, edited by Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme.

Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme will be joined by contributors Mercedes Eng, jaye simpson, Kay Kassirer, tzaz, Raven Slander (and more to be announced).

The event is FREE but you can RSVP here.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00)
An Incite event presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and Arsenal Pulp Press
The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Books available for purchase and signing by the editors and contributors

For more information, see the Vancouver Writers Fest website or the Facebook event page.

Alicia Tobin launches So You're a Little Sad, So What? in Vancouver

Vancouver, BC Nov 20 08:00 pm

Comedian and podcaster Alicia Tobin launches her acclaimed essay collection So You're a Little Sad, So What?: Nice Things to Say to Yourself on Bad Days and Other Essays in Vancouver on November 20 with an evening of comedy and special guests at Havana Theatre.

Of the book, the Georgia Straight wrote: "Like Tobin's comedy, the book is funny in big ways and small, quiet ones. There are laugh-out-loud revelations, stories, and anecdotes, but there are also countless moments of gentle hilarity, wry observations, and fun weird jokes about animal butts. You can feel her heartbeat on every page, whether she's writing about city animals or mental health, chronic illness or sexism in the local standup scene, working retail or her personal relationships."

The event will be hosted by Katie-Ellen Humphries and will also feature Andrea Jin, Aaron Read, and Charles Demers, who edited the book under his Arsenal imprint Robin's Egg Books.

Entry is pay what you can ($2-$10), with all proceeds donated to the BCSPCA.

The Paper Hound Bookshop will be on hand to sell books.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
8:00pm (doors open at 7:30)
Havana Theatre (back of Havana Restaurant), 1212 Commercial Drive
Pay what you can ($2-$10)
Books available for purchase and signing by the author