Small projects can make a big impact

Do you have a great idea for an arts project with young people? Creative Spark Vancouver is a grant for emerging artists across all artistic disciplines who want to engage young people (ages 5-18) in arts-based projects. Funded by City of Vancouver Cultural Services and disbursed by ArtStarts in Schools, the grants offer 100% funding for…

[Series] Review by the Thursdays Writing Collective: 2016 Vancouver Book Award finalist: “The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them” edited by Wayde Compton and Renee Sarojini Saklikar

“The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them”  edited by Wayde Compton and Renee Sarojini Saklikar As an inveterate name-dropper and member of Thursdays Writing Collective in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, I was thrilled to browse the writers list for The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them. Many of the luminaries…

[Series] Review by the Thursdays Writing Collective: 2016 Vancouver Book Award finalist: “That Lonely Section of Hell” (Greystone Books) by Lorimer Shenher

That Lonely Section of Hell (Greystone Books) by Lorimer Shenher Reviewed by Thursdays Writing Collective director Amber Dawn For at least a week That Lonely Section of Hell: The Botched Investigation of a Serial Killer Who Almost Got Away by Lorimer Shenher sat on my coffee table like a lead brick. Object wise, the hardcover…

[Series] Review by the Thursdays Writing Collective: 2016 Vancouver Book Award winner “Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories” (Figure 1 Publishing and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC)

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Karen Duffek and Tania Willard. Published by Figure 1 Publishing and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC Reviewed by various members of the Thursdays Writing Collective To date, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Karen Duffek and Tania Willard was the very first art book our…

[Series] Meet the 2016 Vancouver Book Award Finalists – Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Karen Duffek and Tania Willard

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, an artist of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in BC. Influential as both artist and activist, Yuxweluptun merges traditional iconography with representations of the environment and the history of colonization, resulting in his powerful, contemporary imagery; his work is replete with masked…