From October 19th to 22nd
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October 19th, 2011 – Segal Building, 500 Granville Street

9:15 am
Ray Hsu
Wanda John
Phinder Dulai
Cecily Nicholson
Reading and in conversation with Larissa Lai


11:00 am

Reading and in conversation with Stephen Collis
on poetry and the environment

1:00 pm
Reading and in conversation with Jacqueline Turner

2:45 pm
Reading and in conversation with Clint Burnham
author of The Only Poetry That Matters:
Reading the Kootenay School of Writing

4:30 pm
Reading and in conversation with Michael Turner

8:00 pm
The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference Opening Reception
with surprise performances
The Listel Hotel

October 20th, 2011 – Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street

9:15am
Sheri-D Wilson
Tanya Evanson
Sean McGarragle
Reading and in conversation with Chris Gilpin

Amy De’Ath
Clint Burnham
Nikki Reimer
Reading and in conversation with Cris Costa

11:00 am
Jen Currin
Rachel Rose
Miranda Pearson
Gillian Wigmore
Reading and in conversation with Fiona Tinwei Lam
Sponsored by the SFU Writers Studio

Gregory Betts
Jason Christie
Rob Budde
Kim Minkus
Reading and in conversation with Jay MillAr

1:00 pm
Reading and in conversation with Garry Thomas Morse

Reading and in conversation with Elizabeth Bachinsky


2:45pm
Reading and in conversation with Broc Rossell

Reading and in conversation with Gillian Jerome


4:30 pm

Reading and in conversation with George Murray


 

Reading and in conversation with Darren Wershler


8:00 pm

The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference Cabaret – Evening 1

Revue Stage, Granville Island

Christian Bök
Hosted by Daniel Zomparelli. Plus musical guests Francois Houle and Taylor Ho Bynum, plus turntablist Jason de Couto

*Please note that this is an event at the Vancouver International Writers Festival and it requires a separate ticket.
Tickets go on sale for the Writers Festival on September 7th. And after that date information can be found at wwww.writersfest.bc.ca

October 21st, 2011 – Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street
9:15am
Oana Avasilichioaei
Matthew Zapruder
Sonnet L’Abbé
Reading and in conversation with Katia Grubisic
on Translation

Antonette Rea
Ghia Aweida
Irit Shimrat
and special guests
Reading and in conversation with Michael Turner and Elee Kraljii Gardiner
Sponsored by Intrepid Pens, Thursdays Writing Collective and Megaphone Magazine

11:00 am
Reading and in conversation with Jeramy Dodds

Reading and in conversation with Jeff Derksen

1:00 pm
Reading and in conversation with Steven Heighton

Reading and in conversation with George Murray

2:45 pm
Reading and in conversation with Meredith Quartermain

Reading and in conversation with Carmine Starnino

5:00 pm

The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference

Keynote Readings – This event is no longer taking place at the VPL and will take place at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings


8:00 pm

The Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference Cabaret – Evening 2

Revue Stage, Granville Island
Hosted by Elizabeth Bachinsky. Plus musical guest Rick Maddocks.

*Please note that this is an event at the Vancouver International Writers Festival and it requires a separate ticket.

Tickets go on sale for the Writers Festival on September 7th. And after that date information can be found at wwww.writersfest.bc.ca

October 22nd, 2011 – SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
10:30 am
Steven Heighton
Christopher Patton
Elise Partridge
Sue Sinclair
Reading and in conversation with Gillian Jerome

12:45 pm
Suzanne Buffam
Jeramy Dodds
Warren Heiti
Shane Rhodes
Reading and in conversation with Jacqueline Turner

3:00 pm
Final Panel: Directions in Contemporary Poetry
Ken Babstock
Christian Bök
Stephanie Bolster
Suzanne Buffam
Clint Burnham
Steven Heighton
Sachiko Murakami
Jen Currin
Moderated by Stephen Collis and Carmine Starnino

5:00 pm
Conference Reception, Closing Remarks and Vancouver Poet Laureate Ceremony
Representatives from City Hall
and introducing Vancouver’s third Poet Laureate