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The Menu – Thursdays Writing Collective Book Launch

June 16, 2016- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We invite you to celebrate the launch of Thursdays Writing Collective’s eighth anthology of creative writing!

We spent a year thinking and writing about food in conjunction with Vancouver Poet Laureate Rachel Rose’s community-broadening mandate. Our project, SUSTAIN AND NOURISH, allowed us to question beliefs about food, notions of food safety and politics, ideas of what constitutes a healthy community, what ingredients contribute to our identities. The year of writings that boiled down into the poems, essays, memoirs and recipes that make up THE MENU create a delicious and intense meal.

Come hear selections from THE MENU read by the DTES residents who wrote them. Rachel Rose will be in attendance and we will have lots of delicious (free) food. Each copy of THE MENU you purchase supports Thursdays Writing Collective’s programming for next year.

Thursdays Writing Collective is comprised of 150 activists, academics, slam poets, novelists and storytellers who explore issues of self-determination through creative writing. The Collective, founded in 2008, holds free, drop-in writing sessions in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside at Carnegie Community Centre, has published eight anthologies and performs at festivals, literary events and readings. www.thursdayswritingcollective.ca

Everyone is welcome. Washrooms are trans- and gender-diverse-friendly. Accessibility info is coming.

Achieved through the support of our sponsors: Canada Council for the Arts, SFU Writing and Publishing, Carnegie Community Centre, East Van Graphics, Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Created and carried out on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, Stolo, Tseil-Waututh First Nations.


June 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Lost and Found Cafe
33 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, Canada


Thursdays Writing Collective
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