Poetry — Kara-lee MacDonald, Jane Byers, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Leanne Dunic

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Start Date: February 22, 2017
End Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Location: 1523 East Pender Street Vancouver, BC V5L 1V9


Join us on Wendesday, February 22nd, 2017 for an intimate reading from Kara-lee MacDonald (Eating Matters), Jane Byers (Acquired Community), Elizabeth Bachinsky (The Hottest Summer in Recorded History), and Leanne Dunic (To Love the Coming End). Hosted by Jorge Amigo at Notional Space, home to great music, performance, and loft-dwellers, Mark and Yoo-Mi.

Space is limited. Must RSVP at http://poetry222.eventbrite.ca/.

Free admission. Wine and beer available for sale. Books available for sale & signing.
Program: ~1 hour of stage time, with intermission.


  • Kara-lee MacDonald, Eating Matters

    From Princess Diana to the problem with baking and the tyranny of mirrors, Eating Matters brings new life to a topic often discussed but seldom understood. Part trauma travelogue, part self-analysis, part cultural critique, part healing journey, MacDonald addresses the hidden world of the binge/purge purgatory. You will share in her struggle and triumph.

  • Jane Byers, Acquired Community

    Jane Byers’ Acquired Community is both a collection of narrative poems about seminal moments in North American lesbian and gay history, mostly post-World War II, and a series of first person poems that act as a touchstone to compare the narrator’s coming out experience within the larger context of the gay liberation movement. In this second book by Byers her poems go beyond the historical perspective of LGBT rights and are living examples of progress. Acquired Community examines and celebrates community resilience.

  • Elizabeth Bachinsky, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History

    With her signature eye for irony and sensuality, Elizabeth Bachinsky’s latest book of poetry, The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, balances a youthful playfulness with observational maturity. Bachinsky strings together seemingly non-sequitur images, capturing in these poems the commonality of raw intimacy, dark humour and a sense of immediacy. Her vision is unapologetically bold, finding the erotic in everyday moments and keenly capturing the complicated truths of life in a powerfully candid style.

  • Leanne Dunic, To Love the Coming End

    In To Love the Coming End, a disillusioned author obsessed with natural disasters and ‘the curse of 11’ reflects on their own personal earthquake: the loss of a loved one. A lyric travelogue that moves between Singapore, Canada, and Japan, this debut from Leanne Dunic captures what it’s like to be united while simultaneously separated from the global experience of trauma, history, and loss that colour our everyday lives.


Organized by :  Caitiln Press Organizer's Address : 8100 Alderwood Road Halfmoon Bay, BC, V0N 1Y1 Email : michaeld@caitlin-press.com Website : http://caitlin-press.com

About the Organizers :

Caitlin Press publishes culturally significant books, including fiction, non-fiction (both historical and creative), and poetry. Occasionally we will produce a children’s or young adult title.In 2016, Caitlin Press launched Dagger Editions, dedicated solely to publishing literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry by and about queer women (those who identify as queer women, including trans women, or include this in their personal history).

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Event categories: Arts & Culture and Metro Vancouver.

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