Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery
Join Room magazine, Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal, for the launch of our June 2017 issue, “Our Rubble, Our Loss.”
Carleigh Baker is a Cree-Métis / Icelandic writer who lives as a guest on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Her work has appeared in Best Canadian Essays and The Journey Prize Anthology. Her debut story collection, Bad Endings (Anvil, 2017) is now available.
Leslie Beckmann is a biologist working in B.C. and a Master’s student in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. She is an unabashed geek and considers her very best gig to be “mother to a teenaged daughter,” followed closely by “guardian of a Labradoodle named Darwin.”
Leanne Dunic is a multi-disciplinary artist and a writer of poetry, music, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Being of mixed race, much of her work possesses hybrid-identity themes. Leanne won the Alice Munro Short Story Prize in 2015 for her piece, “Without Her.” Her book of poetic-prose, To Love the Coming End, was released by various international publishers in 2017. Leanne is the singer/guitarist of the band The Deep Cove.
Zehra Naqvi is a Karachi-born writer, poet, and editor living on unceded Coast Salish lands (Vancouver). She is the winner of Room magazine’s 2016 Poetry Contest. Her work has appeared in Jaggery, Schema Magazine, The Talon, and is set to appear The New Quarterly. She is a graduate of the English Honours and Creative Writing program at UBC.
Mallory Tater is a writer from Ottawa. She won CV2’s 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize. Her debut collection, This Will Be Good, is forthcoming with BookThug in 2018.
Erika Thorkelson was born on the Prairies, spent time in Ireland and Japan, and now lives in Vancouver, B.C. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Vancouver Sun, The New Quarterly, Hazlitt, and Ricepaper, and she is a host of The Storytelling Show on Vancouver Co-op Radio.
Hosted by Meghan Bell and Nav Nagra.
Entry by donation (no one turned away). Food and drink available for sale by the venue.
Big Rock Urban is wheelchair accessible, accessible by transit (short walk from the Olympic Village skytrain station), and there is free and paid parking around the venue. Minors welcome, but some content in the readings may be inappropriate for children.
This event takes place on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.