Welcome, Jane!

During the month of June, Jane Eaton Hamilton will be living and writing at Historic Joy Kogawa House. An active participant in Tom Cho and Jackie Wykes’s Sunday afternoon Shut Up and Write sessions, Jane obviously used her writing time productively because on Monday, June 6, 7:00pm, she will be launching her new novel, Weekend, at Historic Joy Kogawa House. Please join us!

Arsenal Pulp Press, Pedlar Press, and Historic Joy Kogawa House present authors Jane Eaton Hamilton and Anne Fleming for a spooky queer campfire evening in celebration of their new books Weekend (Arsenal) and poemw (Pedlar). There’ll be s’mores, and Anne will take to the banjo for some rousing sing-a-longs. Bring your guitars, banjos, and a ghost story! Special outdoor-themed gift certificate draw for those who buy books! Hosted by Chelsea Rooney (author of Pedal).

When: Monday, June 6, 2016,7:00pm
Where: Historic Joy Kogawa House 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: FREE. Book sales by Little Sister’s

Anne Fleming’s Poemw (Pedlar Press, 2016)

Anne Fleming’s Poemw (Pedlar Press, 2016)

Weekend by Jane Eaton Hamilton

Jane Eaton Hamilton’s Weekend (Arsenal, 2016)

About Jane Eaton Hamilton

Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of nine books. Her work has been nominated for a BC Book Prize, VanCity Award, Ferro-Grumley Prize, MIND Book Award, and Pat Lowther Award, and have appeared on the Guardian’s Best of the Year list and on the Sunday Times bestseller list.

Her short fiction has twice won first prize in the CBC Literary Award (2003/2014) and recently won LitPop (2105). Short work has appeared in such places as the New York Times, Macleans, Globe and Mail, Numero Cinq, En Route, VIDA, Seventeen Magazine, Missouri Review, Salon, Siécle 21 (Paris), and POEM (UK). Eaton Hamilton has won many awards for poetry, creative non-fiction, and short fiction, including the League of Canadian Poets chapbook contest, the Event non-fiction prize, Lit Pop 2015, and, twice, first prize in the Prism International short fiction contest.

Jane’s (third) poetry book, Love Will Burst into a Thousand Shapes, was published October 2014. Her novel, Weekend, a queer take on What We Talk About When We Talk About Love will appear May 2016. A photographer and painter, Jane’s photography has hung on display at Kew Gardens, London. A queer activist, she was one of Canada’s litigants in the same-sex marriage case. She lives in Vancouver.

Shut Up and Write Sessions Continue at Kogawa House

Jane has generously offered to host Shut Up and Write sessions once again at Kogawa House. They run most days at times ranging from morning to afternoon to evening. Check events posted on Facebook. SUAW at Kogawa House is scent-free. Please bring snacks and bevvies, if that’s easy for you. Please RSVP.

Connie T. Braun

Poetry Reading

Sunday, June 26, 2:00 to 4:00pm

Connie T. Braun will read selections from her newest volume of poetry, Unspoken: An Inheritance of Words (Fern Hill, 2016). This collection centres on themes of family history, ethnicity, immigration/emigration, loss, (dis)placement and (dis)location, and refugee experience. Braun’s rich poetry traces her family roots, as did The Steppes Are the Colour of Sepia (Ronsdale, 2008), a work of historical non-fiction.

Braun’s writing includes poetry, memoir, and the historical essay, published in books, journals, and anthologies. Areas of interest and academic expertise include Mennonite studies and creative writing. Braun frequently gives readings and presentations to literary, historical, religious, and writing groups and conferences.

On Sunday, June 26, 2016, Braun will be reading selections from her newest volume of poetry, Unspoken, here at Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver. We hope you will be able to join us!