Literary

Open Word: Readings and Ideas With cartoonist Marc Bell

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 7:30 am

 

 

Open Word: Readings and Ideas
With cartoonist Marc Bell
October 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: by donation

"Bell has a gift for incomprehensible gab, juggling a dozen language gags in complicated comic pages that, like Ulysses, could take you twenty-four hours or a lifetime to read."-Lee Henderson BORDER CROSSINGS

Victoria — Open Space’s Open Word: Readings and Ideas literary series continues with a reading and interview with Toronto’s Marc Bell.  He will be reading from his new book Pure Pajamas at Open Space on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. followed by an interview by Lee Henderson

Open Word: Readings and Ideas with Joe Denham

Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 7:30 pm to Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 12:00 am

Photo by Keith Shaw

Open Word: Readings and Ideas with Joe Denham

Dates: Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at Open Space
Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at 11:00 p.m. in Fine Arts Building Room 203

Joe Denham is the author of two poetry collections, Flux (Nightwood 2003) and Windstorm (Nightwood 2009), and one novel, The Year of Broken Glass (Nightwood 2011). His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets, The New Canon: An Anthology of Canadian Poetry and Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets. He lives with his wife and two children in Halfmoon Bay BC and works as a commercial fisherman throughout coastal British Columbia.
 

Open Voice: Brian Brett and M.A.C. Farrant

Saturday, December 5, 1992 (All day)

Artists: Brian Brett and M.A.C. Farrant

Date: December 5, 1992, 8 p.m.

M.A.C. Farrant's stories capture moments in the lives of people on the fringe, either struggling with their realities, or fleeing into fantasy and self-deception. Farrant's first collection of short fiction, Sick Pigeon, was shortlisted for the 1992 B.C. Book Prize's Ethel Wilson Prize and the 1992 Commonwealth Writer's Prize, Best First Book.

After five books of poetry, Brian Brett wrote Tanganyika, a collection of compelling, shadowy, sometimes terrifying stories. 

New Theatre Series: UMO Ensemble: El Dorado

Thursday, November 26, 1992 (All day)

 El Dorado

Artist: UMO (Unidentified Moving Objects) Ensemble 

Date: November 26 to 29, 1992, 8 p.m.

Reflecting on 500 years since the initial Amazonian occupations, Seattle's UMO (Unidentified Moving Objects) Ensemble created an updated, comic version of the unending quest for El Dorado. Characters were derived from the outcasts of medieval society: the deformed, the sick, the insane. El Dorado incorporated a sophisticated layering of black humor, music, fantastical images and stylized text, performed by an immensely skilled and internationally accomplished company. Founded in 1987, UMO ensemble has performed across the U.S. and Europe. This was their first performance in Canada. 

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