Incite: March 9, 2011


7:30pm on Wednesday, March 9

Admission is free*

Alice MacKay room, Central Library

Bookseller: 32 Books

John Burns will interview Dianne Warren, whose first novel Cool Water won the Governor General's Literary Award, as well as readings from poets Evelyn Lau and Aurian Haller.*Let us know you're coming by registering here. Please note that registration is so that we know how many people to expect. Admission on the night is always on a first-come-first-served basis.

Our community partner for this Incite event is:
Discorder Magazine

The Writers

Dianne Warren

Contemporary Juliet, Saskatchewan is a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of town, the welcome sign promises a population of one thousand and eleven, so it's easy to believe that nothing of consequence takes place there; but the heart of Juliet beats with rich stories of its inhabitants. Dianne Warren brings the prarie desert and the town of Juliet to vivid life in this funny, tragic and touching novel (Source: Cooke Agency)

Read a National Post review of Cool Water

National Post report: Dianne Warren wins the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction


Aurian Haller

Aurian Haller is an award-winning poet and singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer if the aurian haller band, whose unique blend of folk, rock, and jazz is supported by Haller's haunting lyrics.  His poetry has won numerous national awards, including a National Magazine Award for poetry and The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize. His latest book of poetry, Song of the Taxidermist, explores our simultaneous fascination and unease with the body's independence, its resistance to the self's colonizing imperative. (Source: Goose Lane Editions)


Evelyn Lau

Evelyn Lau is a bestselling Canadian author, whose work has appeared in over a hundred literary magazines and won her numerous awards, including a nomination for the Governor General's Literary Award. Living Under Plastic represents a major departure from Lau’s previous poetry books. This book opens up to explore new subjects: family history, illness, death and dying, consumerism, and the natural world. In a tone that is often elegiac, without ever being maudlin, these poems are steeped in immortality and loss. (Source: Oolichan)

Read a review of Living Under Plastic in the Georgia Straight.

Read an interview with Evelyn Lau and a review of Living Under Plastic in The Tyee.