The Literary Cabaret

Amber Dawn, Aminatta Forna, Emma Hooper, Sabrina Mahfouz, Waubgeshig Rice, Vivek Shraya

The Literary CabaretSOLD OUT

Host: Sal Ferreras

Event Number: 73
Tickets: $40.00

The Literary Cabaret

Amber Dawn, Aminatta Forna, Emma Hooper, Sabrina Mahfouz, Waubgeshig Rice, Vivek Shraya

Saturday, October 20
8:00pm
Performance Works

1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver

It’s the first event to sell out each year, and for good reason. Acclaimed writers from across the globe collaborate live with some of the best jazz musicians in Vancouver, Sal Ferreras’s Poetic License. We’re repeating this favourite recipe in 2018—with a twist. Working with local DJ Veron Xio, Fererras’s band will bring even more originality to each piece. Candlelit tables and wine service will add to your glow while listening to writers Amber Dawn (Sodom Road Exit), Aminatta Forna (Happiness), Emma Hooper (Our Homesick Songs), Sabrina Mahfouz (How You Might Know Me), Waubgeshig Rice (Moon of the Crusted Snow) and Vivek Shraya (I’m Afraid of Men). Multimedia collaborations of this quality don’t happen often. Come see what the fuss is about.

PLEASE NOTE: This event previously took place on Friday of the Festival. It now occurs on Saturday.

Event Participants:

Amber Dawn

Vancouver

Amber Dawn is a writer and creative facilitator living on unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, Canada). She is the author of four books including the Vancouver Book Prize-winning How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir and the novel Sub Rosa which won the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize. She has also edited two anthologies of queer literature. Her latest novel, Sodom Road Exit, probes themes of systemic poverty, trauma, vengeful ghosts and lesbian desire.

amberdawnwrites.com

Aminatta Forna

Aminatta Forna

United Kingdom

An author, activist and documentary film-maker, Aminatta Forna’s writing has won multiple awards including the 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Best Book Prize for The Memory of Love. She has also acted as judge on a number of literary award panels including the International Man Booker. Her latest novel Happiness, has been selected as the Best Book of 2018 by The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar and more.

aminattaforna.com, @aminattaforna

Emma Hooper

Emma Hooper

Alberta

Raised in Alberta, Emma Hooper is a musician and writer. As a musician, her solo project “Waitress for the Bees” tours internationally and has earned her a Finnish Cultural Knighthood. Her debut novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, was an international bestseller. She is a research-lecturer at Bath Spa University, but comes home to Canada to cross-country ski as much as she can afford. Our Homesick Songs is her second novel. 

emmahooper.ca, @waitress4thbees

Sabrina Mahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz

United Kingdom

Sabrina Mahfouz is a British Egyptian playwright, poet and screenwriter. Her collection, How You Might Know Me, was a 2017 Guardian Best Summer Read. She is also the editor of The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, a 2017 Guardian Book of the Year and currently nominated for The People’s Book Prize. Mahfouz was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and is the recipient of the 2018 King’s Alumni Arts & Culture Award for inspiring change in the industry.

sabrinamahfouz.com, @SabrinaMahfouz

Sabrina Mahfouz is presented in partnership with British Council & Festival America.

Waubgeshig Rice

Waubgeshig Rice

Ontario

Waubgeshig Rice is an Anishinaabe author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay. His most recent novel is Moon of the Crusted Snow. By day, he works as a broadcast and web journalist for CBC News in Sudbury, Ontario. He and his wife and son split their time between Sudbury and Wasauksing.

waub.ca, @waub

 

Vivek Shraya

Vivek Shraya

Ontario

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work includes several albums, films and books. Her first book of poetry, even this page is white, won a 2017 Publisher Triangle Award and was longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads. A four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, she has received honours from the Toronto Arts Foundation and The Writers’ Trust of Canada. She is the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books and an Assistant Professor at University of Calgary.

vivekshraya.com, @vivekshraya