Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Into the Light Conference

Hi all,
There are grants available for attending this conference. Please click on the website shown near the bottom of this email and then click on registration for information about eligibility for a grant.






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Transforming Mental Health in Canada



November 29 - December 1, 2009

VANCOUVER, BC | FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER




The Mental Health Commission of Canada

in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and Simon Fraser University
is pleased to announce a national event

INTO THE LIGHT:
TRANSFORMING MENTAL HEALTH IN CANADA

REGISTER NOW and join us in Vancouver!
November 29-December 1, 2009








Take part in a discussion that will shape Canada's mental health strategy

Meet the Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Honourable Michael Kirby

Interact with the senior members of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and other national leaders in mental health reform

Network with members of the mental health community from across Canada

Learn about national and provincial mental health initiatives









To register for the conference,
to view the program,
to book accommodation,
or to obtain sponsorship/exhibit information,
please visit:

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DU 29 NOVEMBRE AU 1ER DÉCEMBRE 2009
VANCOUVER, BC | FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER



La Commission de la santé mentale du Canada
en partenariat avec
Vancouver Coastal Health et l'Université Simon Fraser

est heureuse de vous présenter un
événement d'envergure nationale

EN PLEINE LUMIÈRE:
TRANSFORMANT LA SANTÉ MENTALE AU CANADA

Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant et soyez des nôtres à Vancouver!
du 29 novembre au 1er décembre 2009






Prenez part aux débats qui orienteront la stratégie canadienne en matière de santé mentale

Rencontrez le président de la Commission de la santé mentale du Canada, l'honorable Michael Kirby

Échangez avec les membres de la Commission de la santé mentale du Canada et d'autres chefs de file de la réforme de la santé mentale au pays

Réseautez avec des intervenants en santé mentale de partout au Canada

Renseignez-vous sur les initiatives nationales et provinciales en santé mentale







Pour vous inscrire à la conférence, consulter le programme, réserver une chambre d'hôtel ou obtenir de l'information sur les commanditaires et les exposants,
veuillez visiter notre site Web :



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Friday, 14 August 2009

Book News Vol. 4 No. 38


BOOK NEWS

Big names abound at the 22nd annual Writers Festival in October
The 2009 line up has just been announced. Find out who's coming and download a PDF of the program guide here:
http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/2009festival. Tickets go on sale September 1 to members and September 11 to the general public.

David Sedaris Special Event
On Sunday, November 1, David Sedaris will entertain and delight Vancouver-area audiences at the Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver. The author of the best-sellers When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, returns to Vancouver by popular demand following his 2007 sold out performance to read selections of his latest work including never before published stories. A hugely popular humorist, Sedaris is the author of six books and is a regular contributor on National Public Radio. Tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster by phone 604.280.3311 or at www.ticketmaster.ca by using the code "writers". Details at
http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/community/specialevents.

Margaret Atwood Special Event: The Year of the Flood
Tickets for the October 1 special event featuring a dramatic reading by Ms. Atwood are now available through VancouverTix (www.vancouvertix.com). Details at
http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/community/specialevents.

Volunteer!
Volunteer information and registration for our 2009 Festival is now on-line at
http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/community/volunteerreg. Registration deadline for returning volunteers is Friday, August 28 and for first-time volunteers Tuesday, September 8. Volunteers are assigned and scheduled on a first-registered/first-assigned and scheduled basis, according to our needs and with your availability, experience, talents and preferences in mind. PRIORITY IS GIVEN VOLUNTEERS WHO CAN COMMIT TO (AND DELIVER) A MINIMUM OF 12 HOURS. Questions? Contact Volunteer Manager Kathryn Fowler 604 681-6330 x101 or by e-mail: kfowler@writersfest.bc.ca.


Malcolm Gladwell dissects the actions and arguments of Atticus Finch, the moral compass in Harper Lee's classic To Kill A Mockingbird, and demonstrates that a book "we thought instructed us about the world tells us, instead, about the limitations of Jim Crow liberalism in Maycomb, Alabama."
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/08/10/090810fa_fact_gladwell

This article in the Literary Review of Canada looks at the explosion of book reviewing that has come with electronic technology, making it important to distinguish between reviews as "consumer reports" on websites such as Amazon.com, and reviews that perform a more traditional, pedagogical function.
http://reviewcanada.ca/essays/2009/07/01/reviewing-reviewing-today/

AWARDS

Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, the story of a boy who is raised by ghosts, was awarded the Hugo science fiction award for best novel at the World Science Fiction Convention, held last week in Montreal.
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2009/08/11/gaiman-hugo-prize.html

At the same convention, Regina writer Edward Willett won the Aurora Award, the top prize in the category of best long-form work in English, for his novel Marseguro, a tale of a race of amphibians struggling for survival on a water planet.
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2009/08/10/sask-science-fiction-prize-aurora-ed-willett.html

BOOKS & WRITERS

In her new collection of stories, Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It, Maile Meloy writes "domestically familiar scenarios in unadorned prose, and yet somehow, around every bend, you find yourself bracing for danger." Read the rest of Charlotte Gill's review in the Globe & Mail.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/books/both-ways-is-the-only-way-i-want-it-by-maile-meloy/article1244589/

In her second collection of poetry, Lousy Explorers, Laisha Rosnau offers an "edgy, big-hearted plunge into those moments of shift that show us at our most human."
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/books/lousy-explorers-by-laisha-rosnau/article1244427/

The Globe & Mail commends Nice Man Cometh by veteran novelist David Carpenter and a debut work, Sage Island, by UBC grad Samantha Warwick.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/books/the-new-ace-and-the-old-pro/article1247862/

The Guardian writes that Penelope's Lively's 16th novel, Family Album, should be "rated as one of her most impressive works."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/aug/08/family-album-penelope-lively-review

Jonathan Ames's new book The Double Life is Twice as Good comprises essays, freelance magazine features and short stories. But this reviewer thinks "Ames's writing is best when he's being Jonathan Ames, a balding man from the New Jersey suburbs now living as a cult writer in Brooklyn, New York."
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/books/ames-does-ames-doing-ames/article1249309/

Of his new novel, Galore, Michael Crummey says: "in an odd way, I feel like everything I've written in my life up till now led me to this book." Read the full interview in the National Post.
http://www.nationalpost.com/story.html?id=1883037

The NY Times profiles Mexican novelist Mario Bellatin who has emerged in recent years as one of the leading voices in experimental Spanish-language fiction.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/books/10bellatin.html?_r=1&ref=books

Gil Adamson's debut novel The Outlander was published in Canada in 2007 to much acclaim. The book has now been released in the UK and in this interview with the Guardian Adamson talks about her novel's success and promises it won't take 10 years to write her next one.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/aug/04/gil-adamson-wilderness

Simon Houpt talks to 29-year-old Reif Larsen whose debut novel The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet sold for a reported $1-million advance and has been scooped up by publishers around the world.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/a-man-with-his-mind-in-the-margins/article1241481/

Anna Porter, author of Kastzner's Train, writes in the Globe & Mail about reading at the 92nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association in New York City, best known simply as 92nd Street Y, or the "Carnegie Hall for authors."
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/books/a-visit-to-the-92nd-street-y/article1248082/

EVENTS

SCIENCE FICTION BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
The book club will be reading and discussing The Traveler by John Twelve. Thursday, August 13 at 7:00pm. The Grind & Gallery, 4124 Main. More information at
Darthbuddy2000@yahoo.ca.

THE LINE HAS SHATTERED
Featuring participants George Bowering, Pauline Butling, Clark Coolidge, Judith Copithorne, Maria Hindmarch, Robert Hogg, Lionel Kearns, Bernice Lever, Daphne Marlatt, Michael Palmer, Jamie Reid, and Fred Wah from the 1963 Vancouver Poetry Conference. August 14; panel at 1:00pm, readings at 7:00pm. Free admission. SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings. More information at
www.kswnet.org/.

DAVID EAGLEMAN
The Campoverde Social Club presents a reading from SUM: 40 Tales from the Afterlife by Houston-based author and neuroscientist David Eagleman. Friday, August 14 at 7:00pm. Tickets $20, free for members. Campoverde Social Club (1660 Cypress). More information at
www.campoverde.ca/.

SUNSHINE COAST FESTIVAL OF THE WRITTEN ARTS
27th annual summer gathering of Canadian writers and readers, featuring established literary stars and exciting, new voices. August 13-16, Sechelt, BC. Information at
www.writersfestival.ca.

VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
Van Slam featuring Elyse Martin. Monday, August 17 at 8:00pm. Admission: $5/$3. Café Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial). More information at
www.vancouverpoetryhouse.com.

SUMMER DREAMS LITERARY ARTS FESTIVAL
Annual outdoor festival established to raise public awareness regarding the on-going literary events, programs and resources available in the community. Saturday, August 22 at 12 noon. Lumberman's Arch, Stanley Park. Details at www.pandorascollective.com.

Upcoming

WORD ON THE STREET
National book and magazine festival - held downtown at Library Square in the concourse. Fun and educational for all ages. Sunday, September 27 from 11am to 5pm. Vancouver Public Library, 350 W. Georgia. More information at
http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/vancouver.

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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Writing and photography opportunities with Momentum Magazine

Hi there,

Momentum Magazine, a Vancouver-based urban cycling magazine, is recruiting
writers and photographers to contribute to our BC Section.

We offer honorariums for submissions and can offer students and recent
grads a chance to get their work published in a popular North-America-wide
magazine that is available both in print and online. More information
about our publication is included at the bottom of this email.

The theme of our Nov/Dec issue is "Reclaiming Public Space." For this
issue, I am looking for stories about how individuals and organizations in
BC are working to make our cities more pedestrian- and cycling-friendly.
How can we, or are we, fostering public engagement within our communities?
How are we building liveable communities in BC? What could be done to
enhance our public spaces?

Interested in writing for us? Please send me two writing samples
(preferably of published works), your resume, as well as two photo samples
(if you are also a photographer). I will send you our writing guidelines,
information about our honorarium and story ideas.

If you would like to pitch a story, please include a brief outline of your
article along with an estimated word count and, if applicable, number of
photos.

I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,
Sarah Ripplinger
BC/Assistant Editor
Momentum Magazine
bc@momentumplanet.com

About Momentum

Momentum provides urban cyclists with the inspiration, information and
resources to fully enjoy their riding experience and connect with local
and global cycling communities.

Published six times a year, Momentum Magazine focuses on transportation
cycling and bike culture in North America. Momentum's positive and
solutions-based editorial coverage includes arts & culture, city and
people profiles, food, books, current events and gear.

Momentum has one North American edition and four local sections - BC,
Toronto,
Chicago and San Francisco/ Bay Area - and is distributed for free in 20
cities across North America in coffee shops, libraries, community centers,
retail outlets and bike stores. Momentum works with independent
distributors, many of which deliver Momentum by bike. Momentum is also
available by individual subscription or for pick-up through its Get Listed
program, where shops can buy a bulk subscription and hand out copies to
their customers for free.

Our cities in the US: Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, LA, Austin,
Minneapolis, New York, Madison, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia

Our cities in Canada: Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg,
Ottawa,
Montreal, Toronto

Momentum currently produces 50,000 print copies, reaching a total
readership of over 125,000 people, and its website,
www.momentumplanet.com, averages 1000 unique visitors a day.

Background:
Momentum started in 2001 as a non-profit publication focusing on the
self-propelled culture of Vancouver, BC, and was founded by Amy Walker,
Carmen Mills and Joelle Paton. After taking a 1.5 year break, Momentum was
re-launched in 2005 as a business by Amy Walker. In 2007, Momentum changed
its focus to speak to a North American audience and expanded its
distribution to eight Canadian cities. In 2008, Momentum started
distribution in six cities in the US. In 2009 the distribution increased
to 20 North American cities.

Sarah Ripplinger
BC/Assistant Editor
Momentum Magazine
bc@momentumplanet.com