you’re invited

For those of you who did not receive this six hundred times in your inbox, here’s the details on tomorrow’s gig. Do come! I’m going to make an attempt to trace the trajectory of my writing practice from the in-your-face early 90s, through the two novels, to the chapbook sewing, crazy collaborating present. I’m hoping it will also read as a history of (some) Vancouver/Calgary/international cultural communities. This is as autobiographical as it gets before I jump off the spaceship and become a fully artificial life form.

Here’s the goods:

A Public Reading

Larissa Lai

Writer in Residence

English Department, SFU

Friday March 10, 7 pm

The Western Front

303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver

Free Admission

The evening will feature a reading by Larissa Lai and
interview with Glen Lowry, editor of West Coast Line

Reception to follow

About Larissa Lai
Larissa Lai’s first novel, When Fox Is a Thousand, was
short-listed for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel
Award, and has recently been republished by Arsenal Pulp
Press. Her second novel, Salt Fish Girl, about an ageless
female character who shifts shape and form through time and
place, was shortlisted for The City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell
Book Prize, the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and The Sunburst
Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. She has also
published short stories, critical articles, and poetry. She
is an accomplished editor and curator, and she is currently
completing a doctorate in literature at the University of
Calgary. In 2005, Lai’s work was the subject of a special
issue of West Coast Line, an established periodical on
literature and art. For Writers Larissa Lai will be
available for consultation at Simon Fraser University from
January to June, 2006. To contact her call the Department of
English at
604-291-3136. For information on the Writer-in-Residence
Program, please consult the Department of English website.

Sponsored by the Writer-in-Residence Program with funding
assistance from the Office of the President and the Dean of
Arts, Simon Fraser University.

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