Community Events: September – October 2019

Explore the literary events happening around Vancouver. Remember to submit your own events here.

Twisted Poets Literary Salon
Thursday, September 26 at 7pm

Features and Kate Braid, Onjana Yawnghwe & Shazia Hafiz Ramji + Open Mic. Authors books for sale. Suggested donation of $5. No one turned away. Everything goes to the features of the night. HOOD 29 (previously known as The Cottage Bistro), 4468 Main Street, Vancouver.

Fresh off the Shelf: A conversation on food sustainability
Saturday, September 28 at 2pm

Hungry for information about food security and sustainability? Join Caitlin Press, the Vancouver Public Library, and the Vancouver Park Board for a special Sustenance Festival event. Jane Reid, author of Freshly Picked, and Jan DeGrass, of The Co-op Revolution, present an illuminating conversation on accessibility and local food. Free. Vancouver Public Library – Dunbar Branch, 4515 Dunbar St., Vancouver.

Fine. (an evening of storytelling and otherwise)
Monday, September 30 at 8:33pm

On September 30th, a mix of five talented writers and comedians will get onto a stage and share work that, if you like, you can come and listen to. (It’s projected to be a furiously autumnal event.) Featuring: Leanna Dunic, Selina Boan, Emma Cooper, Emily Bilton, Ashlee Ferral and music by Biawanna. Hosted by Cole Nowicki. Free. The Lido, 518 East Broadway, Vancouver.

Read for the Cure Vancouver
Monday, October 7th at 6:30pm

Each year in the fall Read for the Cure hosts a series of literary events across Canada, which could best be described as a large book club meeting, complete with nibbles and a cash bar. All proceeds from our events are donated to research environmental links to cancer. At the Vancouver event, proceeds go to the Cancer Research Society (75%) and the BC Cancer Foundation (25%). Tickets: $95 and up. Vancouver Mariott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.

An Evening with David Chariandy
Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00pm

The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation’s annual Fundraising Author and Dinner Event features acclaimed Vancouver author David Chariandy. His novels Soucouyant and Brother won numerous awards. His 2018 book, I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: Letters to My Daughter focuses on class differences, racial identity, community and family ties. Tickets: $175 ($75 tax receipt per ticket). 420 Southborough Drive, West Vancouver.


Lauren Dembicky