Big Stories, Small Packages

Lisa Moore, Paula Morris, Ondjaki

Big Stories, Small Packages

Moderator: Michael Hingston

Event Number: 13
Tickets: $20.00

Big Stories, Small Packages

Lisa Moore, Paula Morris, Ondjaki

Tuesday, October 16
8:00pm
Revue Stage

1601 Johnston St, Vancouver

If a novel immerses you in a world, a short story offers a tantalizing glimpse of it through the window of a few pages. These intricate, complete packages are some of the hardest to construct. All the more reason to delve into the works of revered storytellers Lisa Moore, Paula Morris and Ondjaki during a conversation moderated by Short Story Advent Calendar co-creator and Let’s Go Exploring author, Michael Hingston. Moore’s smorgasbord of Something for Everyone reconfirms her as a master of the form. New Zealand–based Morris offers “incident and intrigue” in a blend of short stories and essays around the theme of secret histories and deception in False River. And Ondjaki, author of three story collections, is known for his magical realism and literary experimentation.

Presented by SFU’s The Writers Studio in support of community mentorship.

Event Participants:

Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore

Newfoundland

Lisa Moore is the author of the short story collections Degrees of Nakedness, Open, and her most recent book, Something for Everyone.  She has written the novels, AlligatorFebruary and Caught. Her young adult novel Flannery was published in 2016. Lisa has adapted her novel February for the stage. She teaches creative writing at Memorial University. 

@Lisa_D_Moore 

Paula Morris

Paula Morris

New Zealand

Paula Morris is an author of English and Ngati Wai descent, with a career spanning from writing ad copy to teaching creative writing at universities in the USA, the UK and New Zealand. Her fiction has earned her various awards, including the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book of Fiction, the Fiction Award at the 2012 New Zealand Post Book Awards and Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards. False River, a collection of essays and stories, is her most recent book.

paula-morris.com, @pjkmorris

Paula Morris is presented in partnership with Creative New Zealand.

ondjaki

Ondjaki

Angola

ondjaki was born in Luanda (Angola), in 1977. writes prose. poetry. sometimes writes for cinema. he has a documentary about his hometown “Luanda”: “Hope the pitanga cherries grow – tales of Luanda”. he is a member of União dos Escritores Angolanos (angolans writers union). he has published 24 books. translations are available in french, spanish, italian, german, english, polish, serbian, greek, and chinese.

@ondjaki