Join us on Sunday October 28 at 5:15pm at Famous Last Words for an open mic (kind of sort of booked some people in advance because I was too scared writers wouldn’t show up). Still spots available, so come if you have new fiction to share. Think about 5-10 minutes. Think about 1000 words. Think about how great it will be to share your work in front a live audience!
We will host a special guest! Maureen Medved is traveling around to promote her new book!
Black Star is “a dark comedy, both bitingly funny and transgressive, an unflinching and unsentimental exploration of the female experience, academia, and the idea of power that burns in the mind as white as acid.”
Maureen Medved is a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright as well as an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. She has written essays on television and film for the magazine Herizons. Her work has been distributed and performed world-wide. Her novel The Tracey Fragments was first published in 1998 by House of Anansi Press. Anansi published a film tie-in edition to coincide with the Canadian release of the film in Fall 2007, and Les Allusifs has published a French language version of the book. (The French language edition won a 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation.) Bruce McDonald directed Medved’s screen adaptation of The Tracey Fragments starring Ellen Page, which opened the Panorama program of the 57th annual Berlin International Film Festival and won the Manfred Salzgeber Prize. In 2009, Medved received the Artistic Achievement Award from Women in Film and Television, Vancouver. Black Star is Medved’s second novel; Anvil will be publishing Medved’s third book, her essays on television and film, in 2019. Maureen is currently working on a new novel.