Oct
25
10:15 AM10:15

The Vancouver Writers Fest: Reinventing the Novel

  • The Revue Stage, Granville Island, Vancouver (map)
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Rules were made to be broken in this conversation between visionary authors, each dismantling the conventional novel. Giller Prize shortlisted writer Anakana Schofield’s new book, Bina, is a “novel in warnings” that captures the rage and wit of an unforgettable ordinary-extraordinary woman. In 26 Knots, Bindu Suresh tells a lush, interlocking love story in twenty-six startling vignettes. Employing innovative forms to capture both the fear and transcendence of the women who live in The Town, Sara Peters’ razor-sharp interrogation of gendered violence, I Become a Delight to My Enemies, deftly oscillates between poetry, prose and the profound. Prepare to be delighted by storytelling as you’ve never seen it before.

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Oct
26
11:00 AM11:00

CBC's Booked @VPL

  • Vancouver Public Library (Central Library) (map)
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Love books, authors and radio? Be part of the audience for a live recording as thrilling debut novelist Bindu Suresh joins CBC Radio host Sheryl MacKay in conversation. This event is in collaboration with the Vancouver Writers Festival as part of the festival's Free Saturday program offerings. Program to air on CBC's North by Northwest in October. Learn more at cbc.ca/nxnw. In partnership with CBC and North by Northwest. This event takes place in the Montalbano Family Theatre, Level 8.

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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Vancouver Writers Fest: The Literary Cabaret

  • Performance Works, Granville Island, Vancouver (map)
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One of the first events on the Writers Fest roster to sell out every year, The Literary Cabaret is a highly original coalescence of author readings and improvised jazz. There’s no better time to savour the heady atmosphere of the LitCab than now, as Poetic License and their multi-talented, extraordinary bandleader Sal Ferreras take to the stage with six celebrated authors for their final gig at the Vancouver Writers Fest. Hear their interpretations of works by Ivan Coyote (Rebent Sinner), Cherie Dimaline (Empire of Wild), Tom Lanoye (Slaves to Fortune), Sean Michaels (The Wagers), Zalika Reid-Benta (Frying Plantain), and Bindu Suresh (26 Knots).

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Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

The Vancouver Writers Fest: The Sunday Brunch

  • Performance Works, Granville Island, Vancouver (map)
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What could be a more blissful way to spend a Sunday morning than sipping mimosas and eating freshly baked pastries with good friends? Why, listening to internationally acclaimed authors read to you live from their most recent works, of course. Authors offering musings alongside your muffins include Adam Foulds (Dream Sequence), Andrew Kaufman (All My Friends are Superheroes, now presenting his new book The Ticking Heart), Derek Mascarenhas (Coconut Dreams), Ruby Porter (Attraction), Bindu Suresh (26 Knots) and Alicia Tobin (So You’re A Little Sad, So What?).

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Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Sara Peters and Bindu Suresh: In Her Voice

Please join us for a special In Her Voice event to celebrate two terrific authors and their debut novels. Sara Peters and Bindu Suresh will be reading from their novels, I Become a Delight to my Enemies and 26 Knots, respectively, and discussing the intricacies of crafting a story that strays from traditional narrative form. A book signing will conclude the event.

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May
1
7:30 PM19:30

TIFA Presents – Spring Debut: Fragmented Narratives

This spring, celebrate the budding voices of three Canadian debut authors: Téa Mutonji (Shut Up You’re Pretty, Arsenal Pulp Press), Derek Mascarenhas (Coconut Dreams, Book*hug) and Bindu Suresh (26 Knots, Invisible Publishing). The writers will join author Catherine Hernandez (Scarborough, Arsenal Pulp Press) in conversation about the experience of writing and releasing a first book, and explore commonalities in their work, including multiple narratives in short form writing.

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