Wednesday, 20 August 2008

SFU Writer's Series Talk II: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, August 27th


REMEMBER: A Talk with Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas on art, memory, and the power of small.

Yahgulanaas was commissioned to create a graphic narrative that combines classic Haida design with Asian manga, and combines Haida legend with contemporary questions of memory, distance, loss, longing, error and anger - and a reminder to recover the living moment.

"I want to find a way to see memory not as a distance but as a post-it note, a reminder to recover those distant elements. If it is longing, is there a way to revive that element and bring it to the living moment? If it is tragedy, what can I do about it here and now?"
Find out more about the Memory Festival at:

Learn more about what Haida manga is, and find an invitational poster, on the Writing and Publishing Program web site, News and Events:

SFU Harbour Centre
Fletcher Challenge Theatre (1900)
Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at 7 pm

Admission is free; Reservations are required. Please e-mail or call 778.782.5100.

Fax: 778.782.5098

Writing & Publishing Program
Simon Fraser University

New Resource Centre

BC Mental Health and Addictions Services will shortly be formally launching a provincial resource centre called the Kelty Resource Centre. It was made possible by funding from the parents of Kelty Patrick Dennehy, who died at 17 after battling depression. The centre's manager, Hing Tse, serves BC-wide via phone and email (see below). The centre also has walk-in hours at it's location in Vancouver's BC Children and Women's Hospital. More information on all of this is on their website at: <> They have some good resources available, including a video screening room and access to a lending library.
Here's their self-description: "The Kelty Resource Centre is a free, all-inclusive, virtual resource centre for BC children, youth and their families. We provide timely, relevant, evidence-based and client-friendly information on mental health and addictions topics and on programs and services in BC. We also provide resources for adults with eating disorders." (The centre is in the space formerly occupied by the eating disorders resource centre.)
* The Kelty Resource Centre can be accessed in the following ways:
Phone: 604.875.2084 or 1-800-665-1822
Email: <>
Web: <>

* The Kelty Resource Centre can also be visited in person at:
Mental Health Building (Please use Entrance 2)
BC Children's Hospital
Room P3-302 - 4500 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 2N1

* Hours of operation are currently: Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.