Isabella Wang
Vancouver Writers Fest: Meet Artistic Director Leslie Hurtig

Vancouver Writers Fest: Meet Artistic Director Leslie Hurtig

I have been in this role of Artistic Director for the past four years, and before that I sat on the Board of Directors for about 15 years. I love the team that we have built together, and it’s always a real team effort to put this festival on. This role of Artistic Director is one that allows me to be a little bit creative and bring in other people to share their ideas, creating and shaping an interesting festival, I hope. 

Letter from the Editor: Issue 44.2 City Rhythms

Letter from the Editor: Issue 44.2 City Rhythms

The city at night: I love it at this hour for its movement, rhythms, and peoples. As I walk, I look at the lights lining the buildings of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside— every flicker, every flashing square fading in and out is a story or poem I’d imagine of someone else’s life, transporting me into a rhythm of the city beyond myself.

Vancouver Writers Fest: Lishai Peel

Vancouver Writers Fest: Lishai Peel

From October 19-25, the Vancouver Writers Fest inspires 40+ events with local and international writers. As they write, “Words shape our worlds. They can delight, inspire, provoke, comfort and unite—as do the authors, journalists and poets who wield them.” In...

Vancouver Writers Fest: andrea bennett

Vancouver Writers Fest: andrea bennett

From October 19-25, the Vancouver Writers Fest inspires 40+ events with local and international writers. As they write, “Words shape our worlds. They can delight, inspire, provoke, comfort and unite—as do the authors, journalists and poets who wield them.” In anticipation of the festival, I have sat down with several of the festival authors over email, to hear about their books, what it means to be a writer in the present moment, as well as the things that they are most looking forward to.  

Late

Late

Everything’s late this year.
Nothing’s dissolved since my last visit to Waterloo—
an evening at the park staring at geese
and we took turns
pushing each other on swings,
pretending we were children.