Literary

Open Word: Readings and Ideas: Jordan Tannahill

Monday, February 6, 2017, 1:30 pm to Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 7:30 pm

Jordan Tannahill will be reading as part of Open Word: Readings and Ideas, a literary series hosted by Open Space in partnership with the University of Victoria. Tannahill will be reading from his book Theatre of the Unimpressed: In Search of Vital Drama and his play Sunday in Sodom
 
Tannahill will read at the University of Victoria on Monday, February 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Engineering Computer Science Building, Room 116, and then on Monday, February 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the Harry Hickman Building, Room 105. His reading at  the Copper Owl (1900 Douglas Street) will take place on Tuesday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. 
 

Open Word: Readings and Ideas: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7:30 pm to Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6:00 pm

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson will be reading from her forthcoming collection of short stories, This Accident of Being Lost as part of Open Word: Readings and Ideas. These two readings are co-presented by Camosun College.
 
Simpson will read at Open Space on Tuesday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Open Space. Her reading at Camosun College will take place on Wednesday, January 11 at 4:00 p.m. at the Wilna Thomas Building, Room 234.
 

Open Word: Readings and Ideas: Amnon Buchbinder

Monday, October 31, 2016, 1:00 pm to Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7:30 pm

 Open Space welcomes critically acclaimed screenwriter and filmmaker Amnon Buchbinder to Open Word: Readings and Ideas, a literary series hosted by Open Space in partnership with the University of Victoria Department of Writing. Buchbinder will present his innovative new work, Biology of Story, an interactive online documentary about story as a living thing.
 
Buchbinder will read on Monday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m. at the University of Victoria in the Cornett Building, Room B145. Another reading will be held at the University of Victoria in the Hickman Building, Room 110 at Tuesday, November 1 at 11:30 a.m. Finally, he will then read at Open Space on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.
 

Open Word: Readings and Ideas: Louise Bernice Halfe

Friday, September 23, 2016, 7:30 pm to Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:30 pm

Giving a haunting picture of Canada’s residential school legacy, poet Louise Bernice Halfe will read from her collection, Burning in this Midnight Dream, at Open Space, the University of Victoria, and the Victoria Festival of Authors. Released in spring of 2016, Burning in this Midnight Dream was written as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission unfolded. Halfe’s sometimes fierce, sometimes tender voice opens a window through which we can see ways colonial violence moves through families, communities, and lives.

Benjamin Brandes is a poet, songwriter, and visual artist living on Saturna Island. Recent releases of his work include The Ink and Stars (solo) and Oil and Blood (The Unsettlers).

Vancouver-raised Lorna Jackson began her working life as a musician and travelled throughout BC for nine years as a bass player and singer before settling back at the University of Victoria where she received a BA and MA in English.

Open Word: Readings and Ideas, Tamas Dobozy

Monday, March 3, 2014, 8:30 am

Reading 1: Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., University of Victoria, Human and Social Development (HSD) Building, Room A240
Reading 2 and interview by Lorna Jackson: March 6 at 7:30 p.m., Open Space
 
Open Space, in partnership with the University of Victoria Department of Writing, will host Tamas Dobozy as part of its literary series, Open Word: Readings and Ideas. He will read from his recent book of short stories, Siege 13, at Open Space on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. followed by an interview by local writer Lorna Jackson. Books, beer, and wine will be available for sale. Dobozy will also read that morning at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Victoria, Human and Social Development Building (HSD), Room A240. For those who live in Nanaimo, he will also read at Vancouver Island University on Wednesday, March 5, at 12:00 p.m. 
 

Tamas Dobozy is a Canadian writer and current teacher at Wilfrid Laurier University.
 

Open Word: Readings and Ideas, Nora Young

Wednesday, February 5, 2014,
1:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Reading 1: Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 1:30 p.m., University of Victoria, Engineering/Computer Science (ECS) Building, Room 104
Reading 2 and interview by David Leach: February 5 at 7:30 p.m., Open Space
 
Open Space, in partnership with the University of Victoria Department of Writing, will host Nora Young as part of its literary series, Open Word: Readings and Ideas. She will read from her non-fiction book, The Virtual Self: How Our Digital Lives Are Altering the World Around Us, at Open Space on Wednesday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m.followed by an interview by local writer David Leach. Books, beer, and wine will be available for sale. Young will also read that afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the University of Victoria, Engineering and Computer Science Building (ECS), Room 104. 
 

Nora Young is the host and creator of Spark, a show about technology and culture that airs nationally on CBC Radio. She was the founding host of Definitely Not the Opera, where she first began writing and broadcasting about technologically mediated change.

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