Tuesday, October 16, 2012

VWF Hot Sheet #1

It's Festival Week!

Tickets are still available for all the events below and others.

See you on Granville Island!

Upcoming Festival Highlights

Event 9: Grand Openings | 8:00pm | Performance Works
Marie Darrieussecq | Junot Díaz | Nuruddin Farah | Rawi Hage | Simonetta Agnello Hornby | Gail Jones | Kyo Maclear

Seven of the world's most internationally acclaimed writers open the Festival: IMPAC Dublin Literary Award-winning author Rawi Hage (Canada), distinguished author Marie Darrieussecq (France), Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz (US), perennial Nobel Prize in Literature nominee Nuruddin Farah (Somalia), multi award-winner Simonetta Agnello Hornby (Italy), IMPAC, Man Booker and Orange Prize nominee Gail Jones (Australia) and Kyo Maclear (Canada), who was shortlisted for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award.

Event 22: An Intimate Evening with Junot Díaz | 6:00pm | Performance Works
Junot Díaz

Junot Díaz's first novel, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, won the Pulitzer Prize and his latest collection of gritty and street-wise stories, This is How You Lose Her, is sure to be a hit. Dont miss this rare opportunity to meet one of the most compelling voices of our time.

Event 25: Uprooted | 8:00pm | Waterfront Theatre
Nuruddin Farah | Zakes Mda | M.G. Vassanji

These four writers left their homeland because of political or economic turmoil, and their exile deeply unsettled their personal path, but resulted in a rich artistic payoff, full of wide-ranging social observations.

Event 27: Spoken World | 9:00pm | Performance Works
C.R. Avery | Ivan E. Coyote | Lemn Sissay

Three renowned performers with musical accompaniment: storyteller Ivan Coyote takes her audience from laughter to tears, UK's Lemn Sissay is an official Olympic poet, and Vancouver's C.R. Avery, beatbox poet, harmonica player, raconteur and one-man band, has performed around the world. Be moved. Be amazed. Be there.

Event 40: Women and Literature | 8:00pm | Waterfront Theatre
Gillian Jerome | Gail Jones | Kate Mosse | Susan Swan

In this so-called post-feminist world, does the literary and critical environment reflect what's really happening? This panel of award-winning writers from Australia, the UK and Canada, will have a lot to say on the topic. Join us for a lively discussion with four insightful writers.

Event 43: Humour with a Bite | 10:00am | Performance Works
Anne Fleming | Chan Koonchung | Shari Lapeña | Emily Schultz | Linda Svendsen

Tickle your funny bone with a morning of satire. From political humour to authors who play with clichés, this event is perfect for anyone who likes to start their day with a laugh!

Event 47: The Ghost of a Story | 1:00pm | Granville Island Stage
John Burnside | Tess Gallagher | Susan Musgrave | Seán Virgo

Tess Gallagher, Seán Virgo, Susan Musgrave and John Burnside weave together myth, allegory and folk tales about the supernatural to delight readers and add intrigue to their writing.

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