|Readers at the Vancouver Layton Celebration (L to R ): Christopher Levenson, |
Sandy Shreve, Russell Thornton, Penny Goldsmith, Adrienne Drobnies,
Heidi Greco, Diane Tucker, Weldon Hunter and Rob Taylor
I had a very enjoyable day on Sunday, first at the Layton DPRS reading, and later at Daniela "The Fred Wah Dwarfer" Elza's book launch (you can read Daniela's report on her launch here). I've posted a few photos from the Layton reading on the DPRS website - thanks to everyone who came out to read and/or listen to some Irving Layton for making the event such a success.
If you're in Toronto, you still have a chance to take in the biggest Layton party this Wednesday at the Harbourfront Centre.
Speaking of events for the week, here in Vancouver we have two good - and dramatically different - lit events coming up. The first is the book launch for the Enpipe Line anthology (you can read or download the whole book here until March 22nd). Fittingly, the launch will begin outside Enbridge's Northern Gateway offices in downtown Vancouver, before moving to Artspeak (233 Carrall Street). The details:
The Enpipe Line Book Launch
Friday, March 23rd, 6:00 PM
Outside Enbridge's Northern Gateway Offices
505 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Fred Wah, Jessie Schwarz, Steve Collis, Ben West, Kevin Spenst, Reg Johanson, Elaine Woo, Mercedes Eng, and more!
Free! (print copies of the book $18)
As for the second event, this video ought to sum it up:
Still confused? Me too. But the only way to figure out what the hell is going on here will be to show up on Saturday. The details:
Awesome Face Presents: SAINT PATRICK'S FACE
Saturday, March 17th, 8:30 PM
Café Deux Soleils
2096 Commercial Drive
Featuring: Brendan McLeod, RC Weslowski, and Chris Gilpin (as Dr. WTF?!)
$10 ($7 if you wear green!)