Arsenal Pulp Press, The Waldorf and editors Elee Kraljii Gardiner and John Mikhail Asfour invite you to the launch of the new anthology V6A: Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Featuring short readings by Cathleen With, Henry Doyle, Phoenix Winter, and My Name is Scot. Please join us in celebrating this vibrant community of writers. All are welcome; no cover charge.
V6A is the postal code prefix for the Downtown Eastside, an area generally associated with socio-economic issues related to poverty, addiction and abuse. But this neighbourhood, beloved by residents, is also a site of optimism, activism and intense creativity.
V6A: Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is a record of this community's self-determination via the poems, stories, essays and experimental writing of 32 authors, who have all been members of the DTES community in some way, at some point in their lives.
Contributors are: John Barry, Elisabeth Buchanan, Wayde Compton, Henry Doyle, Daggar Earnshaw, Albert Flett, Patrick Foley, Angela Gallant, Gary Geddes, Anne Hopkinson, Jonina Kirton, Don Larson, Gisele LeMire, Robyn Livingstone, Stephen Lytton, Don Macdonald, Muriel Marjorie, My Name is Scot, Lora McElhinney, James McLean, Brenda Prince, Antonette Rea, Rachel Rose, Sen Yi, Irit Shimrat, Kevin Spenst, Loren Stewart, Madeleine Thien, Michael Turner, Phoenix Winter, Cathleen With, Elaine Woo and Daniel Zomparelli.
Please spread the word! We look forward to seeing you!
Read more about the book on the Arsenal Pulp Press website, here.
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