Gender Non-Conformists’ November Show in Vancouver is Gonna Be Much More than “Pretty Good”

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By Casey Stepaniuk

This November, my absolute dream queer literary event—and possibly yours too—is coming to Vancouver. Local storyteller Ivan Coyote and Toronto-based artist Vivek Shraya are teaming up for a multi-disciplinary show called Pretty Good, combining their various talents as writers, poets, storytellers, and musicians. It’s a short-running show, visiting only Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, and Edmonton, as if it’s some sort of special gift for western Canada! Pretty Good will feature these two talented artists as “they revisit family origins, sing about scars and skeletons, and perform brand new material from their new books.” Another queer Vancouver author, Amber Dawn, will be joining Ivan and Vivek as a guest.

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Gender Non-Conformists’ November Show in Vancouver is Gonna Be Much More than “Pretty Good”

Vancouver writers take home B.C. Book Prizes

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A history of one of Vancouver’s liveliest venues took home a top prize in this year’s B.C. Book Prizes. Prizes were awarded for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and more. The winners were announced on Saturday night in Vancouver.

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Vancouver writers take home B.C. Book Prizes

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend Lots of things to do with the whole family for Father’s Day Weekend!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday… Continue reading:
Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Here’s to another beautiful spring weekend!  Earth Day celebrations, live music, LEGO block parties (for the kids)… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

From art and board games to poetry and cultural festivals, there are so many events happening this weekend we couldn’t list them all!  Read on for our top picks for things happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Celebrated dancer’s salute to Emily Dickinson

Margie Gillis and Elizabeth Parrish. Photo credit: Adrienne Surprenant.

Margie Gillis and Elizabeth Parrish. Photo credit: Adrienne Surprenant.

Emily Dickinson was barely acknowledged in her lifetime. But  her genius lives on in her poetry and in an upcoming presentation at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre.

This month, Margie Gillis, one of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary dancers, presents the world premiere of Bulletins from Immortality… Freeing Emily Dickson.

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Celebrated dancer’s salute to Emily Dickinson

Verses Festival of Words April 8 – 13

Mindy Nettifee. Photo courtesy Verses Festival of Words.

Mindy Nettifee. Photo courtesy Verses Festival of Words.

Versəәs Festival of Words, Canada’s largest spoken word festival, arrives in Vancouver April 8th-13th. Poets from across Canada will compete to become the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion. The winner, receives an all-expenses-paid trip to
Paris as a competitor in the World Championships. The week-long multi-media event also features musicians, storytellers and artists.

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Verses Festival of Words April 8 – 13