Thursdays Writing Collective has been writing together at the Carnegie Centre at Main and Hastings for 10 years. Over that last decade, TWC members have met to share the acts and products of writing, improve their writing skills and make connections within Vancouver’s literary community.
“TWC includes writers identifying as Indigenous, People of Colour, mixed race and white, trans and queer folks, survivors, and many other intersectional identities from different backgrounds. Our youngest writer is 18, our oldest is 87.
“Collectively, we write poetry, short fiction, memoir, songs, prayers, rants, hybrid experiments and personal essays.” (http://www.thursdayswritingcollective.ca/
The event will be facilitated by Elee Kraljii Gardiner and Jonina Kirton. Collective members will each talk about writing in community, what that experience has been like over the years, and offering advice for others wanting to do the same. Consider it a how-to, and why.
This will be followed by a writing prompt, and an open mic opportunity to share resulting pieces.
Doors 2:30 / Discussion and Workshop 3 – 5 pm / Wise Hall / $8 Advance / $10 door / No one turned away for lack of funds
All Ages event.
Free to Festival Pass holders! Get your Early Bird Passes here until April 10.
Tickets may be purchased ahead of time on Brown Paper Tickets.
Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 2:30 pm. Box office is CASH ONLY.
This event is a scent-reduced space. To assist us in our goal of increased access, please be aware of our attempt to reduce the impact of personal scented products (perfumes, scented oils, etc) in our festival spaces.
Accessibility Information for the Wise Hall:
You’ll note on arrival a set of railed stairs leading into the Hall. The wheelchair accessible entrance is around back. For certain events there will be someone posted at the door throughout the event and/or a bell system will be rigged up to ensure no one has to wait out there to be let in. If this has not been clarified by organizers already, please consider contacting them for details.
Once inside, you’ll find a spacious wood-floored hall, open concept, tables and chairs set up throughout. The stage (accessible only via stairs) is to your left, and the washrooms towards the back of the hall. The washrooms are currently gendered, but sometimes will be marked “gender neutral”. There are two sets of washrooms. The one to the left of the bar is currently marked “men” is on the same level and is now wheelchair accessible, with 2 urinals and one wheelchair access stall and one non-wheelchair access stall. The one to the right of the bar, currently marked “women”, is wheelchair accessible with no urinals and one additional stall. *update as of June
Read the Radical Accessibility Mapping Project’s WISE Hall overview (https://docs.google.com/
2013: please note that a new, wheelchair accessible men’s bathroom has been created. The finishing touches are still being added, and the door has been adjusted to more easily fit wheelchair/scooter users, but overall the space is great.