Sunday, 4 October 2009

Fwd: Minds on the Edge - PBS, October


MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness zeros in on wrenching situations playing out every day in hospital ERs, on city streets and school campuses, in courtrooms and in jails, as Americans struggle with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The dramatic scenario of this Fred Friendly Seminars program reveals personal dilemmas facing individuals and families, medical practices that can be obstacles to treatment, and public polices that are falling short.

Moderated by Frank Sesno, the program features Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Nobel-Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel, Pulitzer-nominated journalist Pete Earley, and other panelists from law, medicine, and public policy ­ including several who have personally faced the challenges of mental illness and offer their riveting insights.
Visit the Minds on the Edge<> Web site<> for TV schedule information
and multimedia content on serious mental illness.

If you miss the program on-air, you can watch online after 10/1.

Fwd: 'Frames of Mind' October 21: Young Freud in Gaza


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The Institute of Mental Health, UBC Department of Psychiatry and Pacific Cinémathèque present:

Young Freud in Gaza

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 7:30pm
Sweden, 2008. Directors: PeÅ Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian
VANCOUVER PREMIERE!  "Young Freud in Gaza profiles Ayed, a young psychotherapist working in the Palestinian Authority's Clinic for Mental Health. He provides therapy to a variety of patients — male and female, adults and children — for depression, stress, anxiety attacks and suicidal tendencies. Filmed from 2006 to 2008, against a backdrop of armed clashes between Hamas and Fatah factions, Israeli missile attacks, and the constant overhead presence of a surveillance dirigible, the documentary shows Ayed training young wives and mothers in deep-breathing exercises to calm anxiety, counselling maimed Hamas and Fatah militants in meditation techniques, and leading children in group therapy sessions in which they discuss their reaction to the death of siblings and draw pictures to cope with their emotions. The film also captures Ayed at home, relating to his parents and other family members and friends, in the process revealing that this young mental-health doctor is struggling with personal issues of his own, including serious doubts about his ability to help his patients. As Ayed acknowledges, 'Gaza needs a million psychologists'" (adapted from Icarus Films). "Arresting...a fair-minded, intimately probing documentary...There's no question that the very definition of psychotherapy means something different under occupation" (Ella Taylor, Village Voice). Colour, Digibeta video, 58 mins.
Post-screening discussion with Dr. Rene Weideman.
Dr. Weideman is a registered psychologist with interests in psychotherapy training and individual and group psychotherapy.  He is the Director of the Clinical Psychology Centre in the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University and the Associate Director (Faculty Affairs) of the Psychotherapy Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia.  He also has a part-time private practice.
Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.
Frames of Mind is a monthly film event utilizing film and video to promote professional and community education on issues pertaining to mental health and illness.
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Fwd: Book News Vol. 4 No. 45


David Sedaris Special Event
Tickets are still available to the general public, but you can still do your bit for the VIWF by using the special code "writers" when you book. A portion of the ticket revenue will then come to the Festival. Call 604 280 3311 or visit Event details at

The Globe & Mail on Canada's big three literary prizes for fiction-the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Prize, and the Governor General's Literary Award-and how, with the announcement of each shortlist, surprises abound.

Dionne Brand has been named Toronto's poet laureate.


Though not as "blindly romantic" as her first novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, fans of Audrey Niffenegger won't be disappointed by her latest book, Her Fearful Symmetry.  The first link will direct you to a review in the NY Times, and the second link to a clip of Niffengger talking about the novel on the Guardian's website.  Niffenegger is appearing in Events 7, 19, and 34 at the Festival.

It has been ten years since Bonnie Burnard won the Scotiabank Giller prize for her novel A Good House.  With her new book, Suddenly, she delivers yet another "assuming masterpiece," writes the Globe & Mail.  Burnard will be appearing in Events 9 and 20 at the Festival.

Acclaimed short story writer Lorrie Moore receives yet another rave review for her novel A Gate at the Stairs, this time in the Guardian.  The second link directs you to a clip of Moore speaking about her novel with Sam Tanenhaus of the NY Times.

Karen Connelly's new memoir, Burmese Lessons: A Love Story, is an account of the author's deep involvement with Burmese dissidents and refugees. Connelly is a "sensualist," writes the Globe & Mail, "this memoir is redolent with the smells of food, the stink of bodies, the weight of stones carried on her head as she helps the women in a camp build a well, the sharp, deep pleasures of sex, the edgy frustrations of sex denied, for the sake of propriety."  Connelly is appearing in Events 23 and 40.

Brian Brett's Trauma Farm is a "striking, stunning book," in which the author details the "day-to-day joys and frustrations of the farmer's existence while, at the same time, offering a sweeping historical examination of the history of agriculture and the current state of the world." Brett is appearing in Events 40 and 60 at the Festival.

The poems in Billeh Nickerson's new collection, McPoems, revisit his first job working the grill at a McDonald's in Langley, BC.  This reviewer writes that although the poems "feature almost nothing but matter-of-fact descriptions, they still manage to convey warmth and skull-crushing boredom in equal but alternating doses."  Nickerson is appearing in Events 10 and 27 at the Festival.

Nick Hornby's latest novel, Juliet, Naked, revolves around a reclusive American singer-songwriter from the 1980s and a small but disproportionately rabid band of followers. Read a review in the NY Times.

Kate Grenville won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for her novel The Secret River, which is loosely based on the life of one of her own ancestors who arrived in Australia in 1806 as a convict settler. In her latest book, The Lieutenant, she revisits the same material but presents a "more the richly imagined portrait of a deeply introspective, and quite remarkable, man."


Win CBC Radio coming to your elementary school to record the TD Kids Book Club with Susin Neilsen, author of Word Nerd! The Book Club will be broadcast on North by Northwest! To enter the contest, classes must create a cheer telling CBC why they should win the Book Club coming to their school. For all the details go to Contest closes October 4.

The 2009 Alcuin Awards Ceremony for the winners of the best-designed Canadian books of 2008. Thursday, October 1 at 7:00pm, free and open to the public. Emily Carr University, 1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island, Room SB301. For further information, call (604) 732-5403 or email

Check out the Vancouver International Film Festival for literary adaptations and literary interest films, including The Hunt for Moby Dick. October 1-16, 2009. For details, visit

Reading and reception with SFU's new Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer in Residence, author of The Pornographer's Poem, for the launch of his new novel, 8x10. Friday, October 2 at 7:30pm. RM1400, SFU Harbour Centre.

Join author Andreas Schroeder as he reads from his newly published autobiographical novel Renovating Heaven, the story of Mennonite life in B.C. from the 50's to the 70's. Monday, October 5 at 7:30pm, free. Peter Kaye Room, Lower Level, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street. For more information please contact Vancouver Public Library at 604-331-3603.

Book launch by the president of EcoTrust Canada and author of All That We Say Is Ours: Guujaaw and the Awakening of the Haida Nation. Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30pm, free. Museum of Anthropology, UBC. More information at

Join Denise Chong, bestselling author of The Concubine's Children, as she reads from her new book, Egg on Mao: The story of an ordinary man who defaced an Icon and unmasked a dictatorship. Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30, free. Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level, Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street. For more information please contact VPL - Popular Reading Library at 604-331-3691.

Join Vancouver Public Library's inaugural First Nations Storyteller-in-Residence Amanda Nahanee for storytelling from her culture and history. Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00pm, free. Dunbar Branch (4515 Dunbar Street). More Infomation at 604.331.3603.

Reading by the author of The Orange Trees of Baghdad: In Search of My Lost Family. Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00pm, free. Peter Kaye Room, Lower Level, Central Library (350 West Georgia Street).

Angela Carr
, the author of Ropewalk reads from her new book, The Rose Concordance. Thursday, October 8 at 7:00pm, free. SB406, Emily Carr University, Granville Island.

Reading by the author of The End of East. Thursday, October 8 at 7:00pm, free. McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library (4595 Albert Street, North Burnaby). Pre-register by calling 604.299.8955.

Readings by Nancy Mauro (New World Monkeys), Brenda Miller (Season of the Body), Peter Pereira (The Lost Twin) and Shannon Stewart (Penny Dreadful). Friday, October 9 at 7:00pm, free. UBC Library Robson Square (800 Robson Street). More information at


Come meet this year's Massey Lecturer, Wade Davis, in the CBC Radio Studio One Book Club on Wednesday, October 14. His Massey Lecture and book are entitled The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World. Many of us are alarmed at the accelerating rates of extinction among plants and animals on our planet, but did you know that human cultures are going extinct at an even more shocking rate? To win tickets go to

A lecture and reading salon exploring poetry facilitated by Jason Christie and Jordan Scott. Eight sessions weekly from October 14 to November 26 at 7:00pm. Cost: $20-$30 on a sliding scale. SB410B, Emily Carr University.  For complete information, visit

Reading by the author of Sisters of Heaven. Thursday, October 22 at 2:00pm, free. Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (1961 East Mall, UBC). More information at 604.827.4366.

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Fwd: Actors' drop-in group

Dear Members,

Below is a message from Cassandra Freeman of the Actors' Drop-In.


Survivors of the psychiatric system are often told who they are, how to behave and what their maximum potential is. The ACTOR'S DROP IN on Tuesday nights is a way to bust out of that box alongside novices and pros. Care to play the Queen? Do a Monty Python scene? Perhaps Luke Skywalker would be a great escape (even if it's just for 2-5 minutes). Note that you will be performing in front of a small audience and some scenes contain suggestive language. Fee: $5. Every other session facilitated by Network members Cassandra Freeman and Irwin Levin. You will be on stage with actors and beginners in a supportive atmosphere. Come down and watch the first time if you like. Downtown location. More info: 604-872-4638 and leave a message.


Ron Carten

West Coast Mental Health Network
ph. 604-733-5570

Fwd: caregtiver workshops

Caregiver Workshops
Our free workshops will teach you strategies for coping, connect you with other caregivers who are dealing with similar situations and share useful resources to help you with decision-making. Topics include:

·       Caregiver roles and responsibilities
·       Community resources
·       Self-care and stress management
·       Legal and health care decisions
·       Family dynamics and communication

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Oct 14  - Nov 18, 2009
South Neighbourhood House
6470 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Workshops are free.
Call 604-263-7377 to register.

Facility placement

Fwd: Health Lecture Series

             Health Lecture Series 2009
North and West Vancouver Branch



Often there is a stigma associated with having a mental illness. This can make it difficult for individuals struggling with a mental health issue to reach out for help. The speakers have a keen interest in demystifying this stigma and will offer guidance to help facilitate change. They will explore mainstream society's role in perpetuating the fear and mistaken beliefs surrounding this subject; and look at how people experiencing physical vs. mental illness are treated.
Chasidy Karpiuk, MA RCC is a counsellor in private practice in North Vancouver. She has been working in the mental health field for 7 years and is continually facilitating the improvement of mental wellness of others.
Meagan Maddocks, MA, RCC works for the CMHA as a community Counselling Coordinator and has been working in the mental health community for 5 years. Currently Meagan is counselling individuals living with a chronic illness. She believes that emotional wellness equals better physical wellness.

Do you struggle with anxiety that limits your life sometimes?  This workshop will discuss healing modalities that are very powerful in assisting to heal from anxiety and other issues.  The methods stem in part from the field of energy psychotherapy, which includes cutting edge Western methods and ancient Eastern modalities.   In addition to learning some of these modalities, participants will learn how to connect with their higher wiser side to help them heal.
Remi Thivierge MSW RSW RMFT has a practice in individual, couple and family therapy next to Stanley Park in Vancouver.  He is the director and trainer of the Dynamic Harmony Training Program.  He has 33 years experience in the field. 


Our physical body is an extraordinary instrument in its capacity to house the mind and consciousness. Often, we are in "busy mind" mode, while we under utilize our body's intelligence.
Learn how to listen to what your body is telling you, and how your body, mind, and feelings interact with one another.
Pauline Goh, MA, and Kevin Parker, MA, are Registered Clinical Counsellors at Integral Counselling BC where they work with clients in a framework which that supports mind-body-spirit integration. Their specialty includes integral/transpersonal psychology, mindfulness approaches, and relationship counselling.

Given the certainty of ill health (whether emotional or mental) at some point in our lives, it seems essential to philosophise on the nature of health. They say you know health when you no longer have it. But is health merely the absence of illness? Western psychology and medicine, contrary to popular belief, are merely one model or philosophy of health among others. And are there ways in which our philosophy of health is itself ill or flawed? And what is emotional and mental health really? And evening of exploration and discovery. 
Dimitri de Morea has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with offices in Vancouver.  Dimitri has over 15 years of experience working with both individuals and support groups and approaches this passion from a holistic perspective.


LOCATION: 2nd Floor of John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver
For information, call 604-987-6959 or visit

Fwd: Department of Psychiatry looking for volunteer patients

Dear CREST group,

My department is looking for volunteers to help with their final examination procedures. Please see below for further details.

All the best, Erin.

Would you like to participate in the Department of Psychiatry's Final Examinations?
$40 honorarium

As part of the qualifying process to become a psychiatrist, doctors are required to complete an examination of a patient and present the findings to two examiners. This year the examinations are on Friday October 9th, Thursday October 15th and Friday October 16th and they run from 8 am until 4pm.
If you volunteer you will be introduced to the examinee and the two examiners at a specific, previously agreed time and the examinee will complete a standard assessment for 50 minutes (just like your first visit to a psychiatrist or hospital covering your current and previous symptoms, past and current treatment, your physical health, your family history and your work history) with one examiner sitting in the room with you and the other watching through a one-way mirror. There is no physical examination or testing as part of this process. At the end of 50 minutes you are free to leave. A cash honorarium of $40 will be given to you at the end of the examination.
If you are interested in participating in these examinations please call Dr Fleming on 604-822-7846 and leave a message stating your name, your phone number and that you wish to volunteer for the examinations.

Dr. Erin E. Michalak
Assistant Professor
MSFHR Scholar & CIHR New Investigator
Postdoctoral Coordinator, FOM, UBC
Mood Disorders Centre
Department of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia
2255 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A1

Tel: 604 827 3393
Fax: 604 822 7922

Fwd: Mental Illness Awareness Week Events in FH - Oct 8

Please print the attached event posters and post in appropriate places; forward this email to anyone who might be interested in this information.
Thanks,  Fraser Health Mental Illness Awareness Week Committee

Mental Illness Awareness Week in Fraser Health
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Depression and Older Adults
Featuring Dr Martha Donnelly
Director, Community Geriatrics for the Department of Family Practice 

Director Geriatric Psychiatry Program, UBC

Thursday, October 8, 2009   1-3pm

LOCATION: (Click for map)
Mike Butler Room

Dogwood Pavilion Recreation Centre
624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam

Homelessness and Mental Illness
Featuring Dr Bill MacEwan
Director of UBC Schizophrenia Program
Followed by a panel discussion.

Thursday, October 8, 2009  7-9pm

LOCATION: (Click for map)
Westminster Savings Theatre

Simon Fraser University Surrey

13450 – 102 Avenue, Surrey

Seating is limited for both events. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

Event Contact:

Pat Merrett
604-873-0103 or

Event Partners:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Simon Fraser Branch

  • Fraser Health

  • Douglas College

  • BC Schizophrenia Society

  • Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia

  • Simon Fraser University

  • City of Coquitlam (Afternoon Event only)

Pat Merrett
Mood Disorders Association of BC - MDA
202 - 2250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver  BC  V5N5P9
T 604-873-0103  F 604-873-3095

Fwd: [thinkingandlinking] Two art exhibitions by Bernadine Fox


The first one is Oct 9th at 7:00-pm for:

Art Exhibit Speaks Up for Children of Drug Addicts

Spoilage:  Speaking Out on Behalf of Children of Drug Addicts

by: Bernadine Fox BFA

Bernadine Fox is a visual artist and writer with a BFA from Emily Carr University who is raising her daughter's child due to drug addiction.  She recently took the Provincial Government to the Human Rights Tribunal in a precedent-setting case over how the Ministry of Family and Child Services is abdicating their responsibility to these children and, therefore, causing unnecessary re-victimization.  For those invested with the power to protect children, drug addiction, trafficking, or manufacturing does not equate to a child at risk despite living in grow-ups full of mould and pesticides, exposed to toxic chemicals in meth labs or the drug culture in general.  Even Canada'a Drug Strategy and Vancouver's Four Pillars Program have one notable oversight: the drug addict's child. While their addicted parents are offered a multitude of services such as needles, injection sites, and free treatment, there are few to no services for their children who are literally abandoned to cope on their own while being prepped to become the next generation of addicts. 

In this art exhibit, Fox allows the message to determine the medium and as such includes mixed media, painting, assemblage, photography, and text along with pieces that encompass sounds and smells. A soothing lullaby emanating from a crib mobile becomes a haunting sound when one realizes drug paraphernalia hangs alongside bright baby items.  A nine-foot-by-four-foot painting, The Family Way, recreates a 1957 photograph of one family (see below).  The graffiti-like text recounts what has occurred to each of these "happy" family members (mom, dad, and three young children) during the last fifty some years.  Based on a true story, the fallout from the drug and alcohol abuse of the parents becomes not just evident but profound.  An altered storybook Nana and the Kali-Alley Kitty recounts a compelling true story of a three-year-old child concerns for her mother who is a drug addict and has been missing for nine months.  In It's Just a Party glasses filled with liquor are located on top of children's play blocks.  Mommy and Me Kit is a reminiscent of the types of "works" kits put together by addicts except this one also includes a hypodermic needle from a child's play set.

While not disputing the importance of harm reduction, in this exhibition Fox speaks out for those who are too often incur the consequences of those very programmes and become its collateral damage or Spoilage: their children.  There will be a symposium held at Gallery Gachet in conjunction with this exhibition on Oct 20th (all day) to create dialogue around these important issues.

Join her at the Opening of this Exhibit held in the heart of the DTES
Oct 9th, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Gallery Gachet

88 E. Cordova St.
Vancouver, BC
Info: 604 687-2468

Show runs from Oct 9 to Nov 1 2009
with Sympoisum on Oct 20th


The second one is Oct. 7th at 6:30 pm

Art Exhibition: Transgressions
By: Bernadine Fox BFA

It is estimated that 65% of psychiatrists know of a colleague who has sexually exploited a client (primarily female).  This work explores the emotional damage incurred when a therapist disregards his/her professional boundaries and engages a client in a sexual relationship.  Bernadine has assembled several pieces inside black boxes.  She calls these "memory boxes."  Chasing Equity is an assortment of items precariously housed in a 4" x 4" black wooden box.  Secrets is an old clamp assembled with a real secret in its clutches and positioned in such a manner that it is impossible to open the clamp and/or reveal the secret.  Dirty Laundry refers to what it feels like to disclose abuse that occurs in adulthood when one is supposed to be healing from and, therefore, stopping that very type of abuse.  Pulling the Stakes Outa My Heart is a visual description of the damage caused by a new betrayal.  She Hurt the Smallest Parts of Me is a mixed media piece (see below).  One, Reframed: Still Ugly, is a work-in-progress and is assembled reusing an oil painting of a counsellor who sexually exploited her client by shredding and then weaving that into a new type of art.  Redefinition is a mixed media piece that includes an original hand-pulled print.  In addition, Fox has compiled a brochure that includes a short story entitled, "A Cautionary Tale" that explores the emotional fallout for a victim of sexual exploitation by a counsellor and a bibliography and resource list on the topic.
Join her at the Opening of this Exhibit
Oct 7th, 2009 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Britannia Art Gallery
1651 Napier St.
Vancouver  BC
Info: 604 874-2587

Show runs from Oct 7 to Oct 30 2009

More information on my work and my portfolio can be found at


Fwd: Proofreading for Periodicals Course still has seats

Hello all,

One of our Editing courses still has seats available!  Bring more scope to your Editing skills, learn how to Proofread Periodicals!  Please see the attached PDF for more information.

Saturday, October 17 - 24, 9:30 am–12:30 pm, Vancouver
Instructor: Baila Lazarus
Fee $285 / WRIT 809

To register, click here.


Kim Hockey
Writing & Publishing Program
SFU Vancouver
2300 - 515 West Hastings
Vancouver BC, V6B 5K3

T: 778-782-5093
F: 778-782-5098

Pandora's Collective News

Pandora's Events

Thursday Oct 1st

In the spirit of Vancouver all poets are welcome. Come out and bring your best, favourite, newest, oldest poems, and share in an evening of literary surprises. 1st Thursday of every month.

 Hosts: Bonnie Nish and Sita Carboni
 Time: 7-9pm
 Features: Shannon Rayne and Warren Dean Fulton

  This dynamic duo are sure to be a treat when they put their words together to bring you an amazing night of poetry, performance and well you will just have to come out and see for yourself. But it is sure to be fun, moving and exciting as Shannon and Warren Dean entertain, enlighten and surprise us.

Shannon Rayne is an accomplished performance poet and storyteller who has facilitated creative writing workshops for over five years. She is the workshop facilitator at the Fearless Writers Circle in Vancouver's vibrant Downtown Eastside and has led writing and performance workshops in elementary and high schools in the Greater Vancouver area and in cities across the country when on tour. Shannon has also worked in the field of addiction and mental illness and has taught writing workshops geared toward self-expression for those in recovery and transition. She has performed at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, the Vancouver International Storytelling Festival, and Under the Volcano Festival. Her work has been published in broadsides and chapbooks by dirty rat pack press and pooka press and has appeared in other publications and literary journals.

Warren Dean Fulton is a poetic prospector, panning for gold along the banks of language. He runs a micro poetry publishing company, pooka press. This June, he embarked on a tour, pookapalooza - a poetry roadshow celebrating 15 yrs of pooka press, which brought him to 8 different cities in 6 provinces in 15 days ( Kamloops , Calgary , Regina , Winnipeg , Ottawa , Montreal , Thunder Bay , Vancouver ). He has been published in lit mags, now & then, here & there.

Tuesday, October 13th 2009
Pandora's Collective Presents
Take the challenge. We provide the writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. Ten - fifteen minutes to write to each prompt. See what you can whip up. Hosted by Fran Bourassa and Suzy Malcolm
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
(Sept - June. We are not meeting July and August)
Location: Starbucks in Indigo Books
1025 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Contact: Suzy ( or Fran ( or 778-835-6775)

A few Other Things To check out

Please join Richard Van Camp for the Vancouver launch of
The Moon of Letting Go and Other Stories
Sunday, October 4, 7-9 pm
First Nations House of Learning, UBC
1985 West Mall, Vancouver
with special guests
Ivan Coyote and Gregory Scofield


Building Poems: Language, Image, Idea
This poetry writing course is designed for writers of all levels. Students will experiment with imagery, language, voice, and rhythm. Through in-class discussions, writing exercises, and workshopping, students will develop their skills in crafting poetry in a supportive, creative environment.

2 day – Sat. Oct 17 and 24, 2009 - 1000-1600

To register:

About the instructor:

Jen Currin has taught writing for many years, most recently for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (online) and Langara College's Continuing Studies Program. A former Poetry Editor for Hayden's Ferry Review and Nightboat Books, Jen has published two books of poems, The Sleep of Four Cities and Hagiography. The Inquisition Yours is forthcoming from Coach House Books in 2010.

Bonnie Nish
Executive Director
Pandora's Collective

Fwd: New book you might like

Hi friends who lurk and strut in the creative world of mental disorders.

I met a young woman (by my standards, not by yours) who has just published a book whose main character has multiple personality disorder. I have just dipped into it but it is clearly going to be good.

Her web site: Check her out. We are making headway (so to speak).