Reviews and Press

Henry Doyle speaks about his writing process in a video by Vancouver Foundation about the excellent Small Arts Grants Program.

CBC’s project “The Collective”  invited 11 arts collectives (we are the only writers) from across Canada to make  5min documentaries about their work. We collaborated with filmmaker Mateo Zepeda. Click here to see our video and read a short interview with Elee Kraljii Gardiner.

Interval, a radio documentary by Pamela Post broadcast on CBC Radio’s The Current with Anna María Tremonti on June 25, 2015 follows Henry Doyle through the stages of Voice to Voice as his poem becomes art song.

A lovely article featuring Jan Tse in the Vancouver Observer about Voice to Voice, written by Anne Watson. June 2015. If you would like a review copy of Voice to Voice, please contact Elee Kraljii Gardiner (thursdayseditor at telus dot net)

Hear Ghia Aweida and James Witwicki on UBC’s CiTR radio with The Arts Report’s Ashley and Jack talking about Voice to Voice on April 1, 2015. Click here to listen!

Poet and author Kate Braid on her visit with us:

 I was bowled over: by their kind attention to my teaching and to each other, by their eagerness to engage, and  by the way in which they dug in immediately to challenging writing exercises.  Their personal courage – a necessity if you wish to write decent poetry – was extraordinary.  The work they produced from assigned exercises was far more skilled than the usual first drafts from a university writing class. 

Vancouver poet Renee Sarojini Saklikar opened her blog, The Canada Project, to us for an interview in September 2013 about The Stanza Project. Read it here.

Click here to read about the Storybox launch in The Tyee article from July 21, 2010.

Who is, “the biggest, boldest, and by far the most vital conspiracy of writers operating in Vancouver at present?” Thursdays 2: Writings from the Carnegie Centre. Read the entire article from Geist magazine, Canada’s premier magazine of literary writing.

Read about the Thursdays 3:0 launch and its role in solidifying the poetry scene in Vancouver here.

Megaphone magazine calls Thursdays,”like speed dating, with a literary bent.”

Megaphone profiled Thursdays writer Muriel Marjorie after the launch of the first book in Spring 2009. “Muriel’s talent shines from her honest, insightful and touching poetry. Read more here.

Reports of the Launch of the first book

On Thursday January 15, 2009 the chapbook “thursdays: poems and prose from the Downtown Eastside” was launched with a reading at the Brickhouse pub on 730 Main St., Vancouver. Nine writers read their work in an engaging and warm full house. It was a moving night, and very exciting. The audience was encouraged to write notes of support or reaction on several sheets posted around the venue:

“A wonderful project and a great reading. It was so moving and I nearly choked laughing and everyone’s voice was unique.”


“Inspiring, courageous, breath of fresh air. Thank you!”

“Joan, I was very moved by your words – their images. But most of all, it was your presence and delivery. Haunting, poignant…thank you.”

If you are interested in interviewing any of the writers, or would like to book a reading, please contact Elee Kraljii Gardiner at

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