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Natalia García Freire coming to Vancouver Writers Fest with two events

October 19, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm PDT

“One of the debut novels that most stood out this year in Latin America,” said the New York Times of Natalia García Freire’s This World Does Not Belong to UsClaudia Castro Luna—an Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate fellow, Washington State Poet Laureate, and Seattle’s inaugural Civic Poet—joins us with Cipota under the Moon: a series of poems as an ode to the Salvadoran immigrant experience in the United States. Both speak to hope in unlikely places, and celebrate those who choose, every day, to redefine home. Join us for a dialogue between these writers exploring craft, overcoming challenges against all odds, and sharing what other exciting voices in Latin American literature we should be reading. Moderated by Carmen Rodríguez.

Latin American Brilliance

More info and tickets here: https://writersfest.bc.ca/festival-event-2022/29


Don’t You Want Me, Baby?: Authors Do 80s Lyrics

October 20, 8.30pm, Performance Works

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Footloose on Thursday evening and wondering “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” then the answer is definitely Walk This Way for a Once In A Lifetime event to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. Authors will perform lyrics from popular 80s songs, but in the style of serious poetry. Ever wondered what song your favourite novelist lip-synced to in their early teens? Or which ballad a particular awardwinning journalist chooses every time for karaoke? Expect an evening of hilarity and surprises, Time After Time. This is going to be a party, With or Without You.

Hosted by Buzzfeed culture writer, author, and CBC podcast host, Elamin Abdelmahmoud. Featuring Heather O’Neill, Omar El Akkad, João Reis, Brendan McLeod, Kevin Sylvester, Marsha Lederman, Iain Reid, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Kern Carter,  David A. Robertson, Tess Gunty, and Natalia Garcia Freire!


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1601 Johnston St
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 Canada
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