Good Weeds

Ian Boothby, Julie Bruck, Kevin Chong, Jackie Kai Ellis, Michael Hingston, Andrew Larsen, Dana I.D. Matthews, Liz Nugent, Shazia Hafij Ramji & more

Host: Lisa Christiansen

Event Number: 29
Tickets: $20.00

Good Weeds

Ian Boothby, Julie Bruck, Kevin Chong, Jackie Kai Ellis, Michael Hingston, Andrew Larsen, Dana I.D. Matthews, Liz Nugent, Shazia Hafij Ramji & more

Wednesday, October 17
8:30pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

From Oscar Wilde’s nights with the absinthe “green fairy” to Coleridge’s crippling laudanum addiction, writers’ relationships with mind-altering substances have been a source of intrigue for centuries. Here in Canada, our cannabis consumption already rivals that of our wine, with an estimated $6 billion spent on the ubiquitous herb every year. On the first day that marijuana is legal in Canada, favourite local and international authors take to the stage in an open-mic event to share their harrowing, hilarious or downright trippy stories about Mary Jane. We won’t be selling grab bags of chips, but we do guarantee you’ll get the giggles during this playful story swap.

Lisa Christiansen is the traffic and arts reporter on CBC Radio One’s On The Coast, and the co-host of the Pop This! podcast alongside Andrea Warner.