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sybil from press

By Larissa Lai | November 10, 2008

sybil unrest, my collaborative long poem with Rita Wong, has just come back from the printers! I haven’t seen it yet, but I’m pretty excited. Much gratitude to Michael Barnholden of the newly formed Line Books, for his hard work and constant faith in this project. We had a lot of support from the good…

eventful events

By Larissa Lai | November 9, 2008

Catch Clint Burnham, Aaron Peck and Rishma Dunlop at Play Chthonics this Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7:30 at Graham House, Green College on the UBC campus. Details here. Had a great time in TO (briefly, briefly) with Gein Wong, Emily Cheung and Aries Cheung. It was pretty cool to see Salt Fish Girl staged. Upcoming: Friday,…

This week’s adventures

By Larissa Lai | October 20, 2008

Play Chthonics brings Christian Bok and Christine Stewart to the Green College Coach House this Wednesday. Should be a good one. Details here. On Thursday, I fly to Toronto for the Salt Fish Girl theatre piece staged by Gein Wong, Emily Cheung, Aries Cheung, Brigitte Tang and the company Little Pear Garden. I visited them…

CUE / Open Text Anthology Launch

By Larissa Lai | October 17, 2008

Please join CUE in launching its inaugural season, with readings by George Bowering, Ted Byrne, Larissa Lai, Christine Leclerc, Donato Mancini, Sharon Thesen, and Lissa Wolsak. Music by Cellosound. Oct 17th. at 7:00 pm Mountain View Cemetery, Celebration Hall 5455 Fraser Street (East 39th Ave. at Fraser) Vancouver, BC Special launch prices on all books.…

belated self-promotion

By Larissa Lai | September 30, 2008

I need to work on ruthless, but in the meantime artless will have to do. If you’re in the UBC vicinity tomorrow evening, I’m reading and speaking as part of a series put on by Patricia Robertson, the writer-in-residence at Green College. The series is called “Is Fiction an Endangered Species?” I feel very honoured…

Salt Fish Opera

By Larissa Lai | September 25, 2008

Little Pear Garden has just put out a trailer for the Salt Fish Girl theatre piece. I’m really excited about it! Check out their website: http://www.saltfishgirlshow.com/Salt_Fish_Girl_Home.html

Storytelling Our Lives

By Larissa Lai | September 15, 2008

If I can get away from work, I’ll check these events out: No One Is Illegal and neworldtheatre present… Storytelling Our Lives: Stories of Migration and Displacement Featuring: Sindy Angel, Adriana Contreras, Gurpreet Kambo, Amal Rana, Ghassan Shanti and Carly Teng Sunday, September 21, 2008 Doors at 2 PM 2:30pm – 3:30pm sharp Chapel Arts…

beyond the pale

By Larissa Lai | September 2, 2008

Eleanor Ty and Chrystl Verdun’s Asian Canadian Writing Beyond Autoethnography is out! There are pieces by Smaro Kamboureli, Paul Lai, Kristina Kyser, Pilar Cuder-Dominguez, Joanne Saul, Christine Kim, Ming Tiampo, Tara Lee, Eva Karpinski, Mariam Pirbhai, Christine Lorre writing on the work of Shani Mootoo, Fred Wah, Hiromi Goto, Suniti Namjoshi, Ying Chen, Ken Lum,…