Dwayne Woloshyn, the artist who created the painting on the cover of Voice to Voice, appeared in the Keremeos paper!
Join us for a fun evening of socializing and celebration. The evening will include a SHORT reading (15mins), catered free snacks, book sales and some silliness. Details will be posted asap.
This book of poems, stories, songs and memoir by members of the Downtown Eastside community of Vancouver represents a year of thinking about music and transformation. It also represents our collaboration with six composers from UBC School of Music who turned 11 of our poems into original new music art songs. Our collaboration was facilitated by Laura Barron of Instruments of Change.
Beautifully designed by Doris Cheung, Voice to Voice includes score excerpts of the songs which were performed in two concerts (at UBC and at St James Anglican Church).
The book was funded by the community via an Indiegogo campaign and we thank Canada Council for the Arts, UBC School of Music, Peter Wall Centre, Instruments of Change, Carnegie Community Centre and SFU’s Writer’s Studio for support in many guises.
Written, created and brought to life on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
Contributors include: Anita Lo, Antonette Rea, Brian Topp, Cindy McBride, Christiaan Venter, d. n. simmers, Donna Dykeman, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Eleanor Guerrero-Campbell, Erol Almelek, Gene Emerson, Ghia Aweida, Gilles Cyrenne, Graham Cunningham, Harry Langen, Henry Doyle, Irit Shimrat, James McLean, James Witwicki, Jan Tse, Jane Miller, Jano Klimas, Joan Morelli, John Alan Douglas, Johnny “Chihuahua” Jaworkski, Judy Nordlund, Laura Barron, Leichandra Truong, Lucas Oickle, Martin Ritter, Michael Ducharme, Molly Skye Ancel, Muriel Marjorie, Neil Dato, Patrick Foley, Rena Sharon, Roger Stewart, Ruth Dato
Accessibility Info for Lost + Found Café:
Main entrance: 5 feet wide, double doors that open outwards, wing handles 41” from ground. Weather permitting, doors to street will likely be left open. There are no steps to entrance. The space inside Lost & Found Café is stair-free. Signage is a sandwich board on the sidewalk.
There is parking (paid by metre) on Hastings St directly outside and opposite the café. There are bike lock-ups directly outside café, as well as the Hastings bus stop. There will be transit tickets available at the event for those who need them.
This event is a scent reduced space. Please refrain from wearing heavily scented perfumes and hygiene products.
Readers will use a microphone and the space has minimal echoes. Lighting is even throughout space.
There are a variety of seating options. A variety of upholstered seats & couches with and without armrests. The majority of seating consists of unpadded wooden chairs with no armrests. There will be space for those who wish to stand. There will be priority seating reserved for elders; these seats will be marked “Reserved for elders”, please help yourself as needed. If you need a particular kind of seating for your physical comfort, please contact us beforehand and we will have that set aside for you.
There will be snacks provided for all attendees. There will be vegetarian options. Water is freely available. Alcohol is not provided but is available for purchase in the space. Counters are 3’3” from ground.
There will be two All Genders washrooms for the event.
The hallway leading to the washroom is 32” wide. There is a 90 degree turn in the hallway with a turning area of 40” by 37”. There are two washrooms, both of which have one stall. The doors to the stalls open inward and the stall entrance is 33” wide. The washroom on the lefthand side has a stall that is 57” deep and 61” wide with the toilet located in the rear left corner of the stall, immediately beside the wall. There is no grip bar. There is a scooter and wheelchair accessible public washroom located at the Carnegie Centre at Hastings & Main, three blocks East of the venue. For further info regarding washrooms, contact Lost & Found at 604-559-7444
This accessibility audit was done using part of the information provided in the RAMP project audit (http://
By admin in Uncategorized No Comments Tags: anne young, book launch, Brickhouse Bar, Doris Cheung, DTES, Erold Almelek, henry doyle, joan morelli, Mark Proosten, Matt Malyon, Mohamed Helaly, patrick foley, poetry reading, Sen-Yi, The Stanza Project, Thursdays Writing Collective, Yulia Aleynikova
We launched our 6th book, The Stanza Project on June 29, 2013 at the Brickhouse. Our collaborator, architect Mark Proosten, flew in from his home in The Netherlands to celebrate with the people he has been working with throughout the year. It was a warm reunion and very exciting for us all. Thanks to all who attended – it was a full house!
Here’s Mark with Anne Hopkinson.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of The Stanza project Vancouver’s People’s Coop and Pulp Fiction Books have copies. Contributors also can sell their copies, pocketing the profit themselves.
We heard a slate of readers working in all genres – poetry, memoir, fiction – and even some sound poetry! Thanks to Anne Young for catering the event with donations from Choices and local markets and a big thank you to the Brickhouse for hosting us again.
Doris Cheung designed the book with architectural features that support the ethos of the project. Although this was her second book project, her experience as a designer made it easy to collaborate across 4500kms with Elee and Mark.
By admin in Uncategorized No Comments Tags: antonette rea, Anupam Singhal, architectural writing, Cathy Truong, Doris Cheung, DTES, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Erol Almelek, Ghia Aweida, henry doyle, Irit Shimrat, James McLean, joan morelli, Leroy Jongeling, Mark Proosten, Matt Malyon, MLPProosten, Mohamed Helaly, patrick foley, Phoenix Winter, Robyn Livingstone, Roger Stewart, Ruth Dato, Sen Yi and Yulia Aleynikova., Stanza Project, Thursdays Writing Collective, wordsquatting
Join us for a celebration and selected readings from our perfect-bound, 108 page beauty!
Wed, June 19, 2013, doors at 8pm
Brickhouse Bar, 730 Main St, Vancouver
Accessible, free, all welcome
The Stanza Project is our 6th book of creative writing by Downtown Eastside writers and is a collaboration with Dutch architect MLP Proosten. Designed by Doris Cheung, the book uses architectural and literary space to think about ideas of home.
Contributors include Antonette Rea, Anupam Singhal, Cathy Truong, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Erol Almelek, Ghia Aweida, Henry Doyle, Irit Shimrat, James McLean, Joan Morelli, Leroy Jongeling, Mark Proosten, Matt Malyon, Mohamed Helaly, Patrick Foley, Phoenix Winter, Robyn Livingstone, Roger Stewart, Ruth Dato, Sen Yi and Yulia Aleynikova.