Thursdays Writing Collective & Mariner Janes
Sunday November 2, 4:30pm-5:30pm
InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings Free
Poet Mariner Janes situates Bud Osborn’s life and poetry in the Downtown Eastside, to be followed by readings from Thursdays Writing Collective of new and published works from the neighbourhood Bud called home. Poet, writer, editor and East Vancouver resident, Mariner Janes works in the DTES and aims to bring the multitude of voices he finds here into his work, through found poetry, transcription and storytelling.
Thursdays Writing Collective is comprised of 150 activists, academics, slam poets, novelists and storytellers who explore issues of self-determination through creative writing. The Festival congratulates founder Elee Kraljii Gardiner and the Collective who, since 2008, continue to hold free, drop-in writing sessions at Carnegie, have published six chapbooks and perform at events throughout the city. For more info: www.thursdayswritingcollective.ca