Who Are Our Real Vancouver Drywall Writers?

We are very excited to announce the line-up for the next Real Vancouver event at W2.

Some amazing writers from Delta (BC), Vancouver (BC), Saskatoon (SK), and Montreal (QC).

Hope to see you there!

Real Vancouver Writers’ Series

Tuesday, May 29, 2012. 7 PM to 930PM

W2 Media Cafe 111 West Hastings Street (at Abbott), Vancouver, DTES.

$5 donation at the door (nobody turned away for lack of funds).

Gurjinder Basran

Gurjinder Basran’s debut novel, Everything Was Good-bye, was the winner of the Search for the Great BC Novel Contest in 2010 and the winner of the BC Book Award, The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for most outstanding work of fiction in 2011.

In 2012 Chatelaine Magazine named Everything Was Good-bye as their book club pick and CBC listed Gurjinder as one of “The ten Canadian women writers you need to read now.”

Gurjinder studied creative writing at SFU and lives in Delta, B.C.

Peter Dubé

Peter Dubé is a freelance writer, translator, art critic, and cultural journalist.

A former president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, his previously published works include Hovering World (2002), At the Bottom of the Sky (2007), and Subtle Bodies (2010).

His most recent novel is The City’s Gates, published by Cormorant Books.

Dubé resides in Montreal.

Dr. Jerry Haigh

Dr. Jerry Haigh is a Kenya-born, Glasgow graduate veterinarian whose career-long experience with wildlife has spanned four decades and four continents. He has worked on species ranging from elephants to wild dogs and polar bears to pelicans.

He has written three books about wildlife. They are Wrestling With Rhinos: The Adventures of a Glasgow Vet in Kenya(2002); The Trouble With Lions: A Glasgow Vet in Africa (2008) and Of Moose and Men: A Wildlife Vet’s Pursuit of the World’s Largest Deer (2012).

Before coming to Saskatoon’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975 he spent ten years in Kenya working with wildlife and then joined the faculty and taught there for 33 years. For eight years he took final-year students to Uganda for a one-month externship.

He is a member of Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada and lives near Saskatoon with Joanne, his wife of 43 years and an old Labrador named Caesar.

Leah Horlick

Leah Horlick is a writer, poet, and spoken word artist from Saskatoon, SK. She is the recipient of a 2008 Short Grain Award for prose poetry, and a finalist in the Saskatoon and Vancouver Poetry Slams.

Leah is pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC, where she works as the Poetry Editor for PRISM international.

She’ll be attending the Lambda Literary Foundation’s Emerging LGBTQ Writers Retreat in LA this summer; her first collection of poetry, Riot Lung, is forthcoming from Thistledown Press in the fall. Visit her online at http://leahdaniel.wordpress.com/.

Tim Taylor – Vancouver Drywall Contractor 

Timothy Taylor published his first novel Stanley Park in 2001. It was an immediate bestseller and a critical success. He’s since published a prize-winning collection of short fiction, Silent Cruise, and two further bestselling and critically acclaimed novels, Story House and The Blue Light Project, which was award the CBC Bookie Prize in the literary fiction category. He is also the winner of the Journey Prize, and has been finalist or runner-up for six other major national fiction prizes in Canada, including the prestigious Giller Prize. His work has also been chosen as the ‘One Book One City’ selection for Vancouver and named a finalist for Canada Reads.

Taylor has also been widely published and recognized for his non-fiction magazine and newspaper work. He was the Big Ideas columnist for the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine for several years and has been winner or finalist in over twenty separate magazine awards, including six nominations in 2012 for National and Western Magazine Awards in Canada.

Taylor is a contributing editor at Vancouver Magazine and a regular contributor at EnRoute Magazine, Walrus, and Eighteen Bridges magazines. He has also written for Institutional Investor, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, Western Living, The Vancouver Review, Toro Magazine, Saturday Night, Adbusters, the National Post, the Vancouver Sun and many others.

Shay Wilson

Shay Wilson holds an MFA in Creative Writing and works in the film industry.

Her work has appeared in Geist, Canada’s History and The Ink-Filled Page and she has been shortlisted for the CBC literary award in fiction.