Events

Upcoming Events

Poetic Justice In Celebration of National Poetry Month, featuring Isabella Wang and Catherine Lewis, and hosted by Alan Hill, presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society

Poetic Justice In Celebration of National Poetry Month, featuring Isabella Wang and Catherine Lewis, hosted by Alan Hill Sunday, April 14 2 to 4pm

#IHeartNewWest Community Art Space

Columbia Square Plaza

Unit 103
78 Tenth Street
New Westminster

Sun, Apr 14, 2024
2:00pm to 4:00pm PST

 

From the Lost and Found Department featuring readings by Joy Kogawa with Renite Gosal, Johnny Trinh, Ange Yeung, Hari Alluri, Catherine Lewis, and Herbert Fong, co-presented by Joy Kogawa House, Vancouver Poetry House, and Odd Meridian Arts

Asian Heritage Month at Morrow - Joy Kogawa & Poets - Performance May 6

Morrow
Suite 204
910 Richards Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3C1

Mon, May 6, 2024
7:00pm to 8:30pm PST

 

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Past Events

Book Launch for Yilin Wang’s The Lantern and the Night Moths, featuring Léa Taranto and Neil Aitken, and moderated by Catherine Lewis

Uplift Asian - Yilin Wang's Book Launch for The Lantern and the Night Moths

Alice MacKay Room
Lower Level
Central Library

Vancouver Public Library
350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1

Wed, Apr 3, 2024
6:30pm to 8:00pm PST

 

 

press coverage:
CBC Radio’s The Early Edition

Container Brewing Ltd.
1216 Franklin Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1K1

Tues, Mar 19, 2024
7:00pm to 8:30pm PST

Virtual event via Zoom

Mon, Feb 12, 2024
4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST

QueerAsian 2023 Fall Reading, presented by Historic Joy Kogawa House

QueerAsian 2023 Fall Reading, featuring Alger Liang, Brook Xiang, Catherine Lewis, Emi Sasagawa, Jason Born, Jin He. Wed, Dec 6, 2023, 7-9pm PT, Historic Joy Kogawa House.

Funded by Historic Joy Kogawa House and the BC Arts Council.

Historic Joy Kogawa House
1450 West 64th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P 2N4

Wed, Dec 6, 2023
7:00pm to 9:00pm PST

KW Studios
10-111 Hastings Street West
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Fri, Nov 17, 2023
Doors at 6:30pm PST
Show at 7:00pm PST

Learning Both Ways, part of Heart of the City Festival 2023

Carnegie Theatre
401 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7

Sun, Oct 29, 2023
11:00am to 12:30pm PST

Famous Last Words, Season 2 Episode 1 presented by Death Rides a Unicorn, as part of Heart of the City Festival 2023 (surprise guest appearance as mystery poet)

Famous Last Words - Friday October 27th - 7:00pm Show

Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Fri, Oct 27, 2023
7:00pm PST

LanaLou’s
362 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1G4

Thu, Oct 19, 2023
8:30pm PST

The Terminal Pub
115 12th Street
New Westminster, BC
V3M 4G8

Thu, Oct 19, 2023
5:00pm to 7:00pm PST

Chinatown Memorial Plaza
135-137 Keefer Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1X3

Sun, Sep 24, 2023
1:00pm to 3:00pm PST

Hybrid Event: Live in person at UBC Robson Square and livestreamed on YouTube

Room C225
UBC Robson Square

800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

Sat, Sep 16, 2023
2:30pm to 3:30pm PST

Event recording available at YouTube

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Massy Arts Society
23 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1S9

Fri, Aug 18, 2023
6:00pm to 8:00pm PST

 

press coverage:
Xtra,
CBC Radio’s The Early Edition

Poetry in the Park 2023’s New West Pride Night
featuring Jen Currin and David Ly (hosted by Catherine Lewis)
presented by Royal City Literary Arts Society

Poetry in the Park featuring David Ly and Jen Currin - New West Pride Night, Aug 16, Wed 6:30pm Queen’s Park Bandshell

Queen’s Park Band Shell
New Westminster, BC

Wed, Aug 16, 2023
6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

press coverage: New West Record

Massy Arts Society
23 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1S9

Tues, Jul 18, 2023
6:00pm to 8:00pm PST

Room 418, City Centre Branch
Surrey Public Library
10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC V3T 4B8

Sat, Jun 24, 2023
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Historic Joy Kogawa House
1450 West 64th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P 2N4

Mon, Jun 19, 2023
7:00pm to 9:00pm

The League of Canadian Poets’ Pride Month Open Mic

Poetry & Pride Open Mic featuring LGBTQIA2S+ Members of the League, Thursday, June 8 via Zoom

Virtual event via Zoom

Thu, Jun 8, 2023
4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST

La Fabrique St George Winery
7 East 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 1M4

Mon, Feb 20, 2023
4:00pm to 6:00pm PST

Poets Corner Reading Series

Poets Corner Hybrid Reading, Wed Feb 15, 2023, 7:30pm PST, featuring rob mclennan and chapbook poets Hannah Yerington, Catherine Lewis, and Zoe Dickinson

Hybrid event: Live in-person at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Virtual via Zoom

Fairleigh Dickinson University
842 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 2P6

Wed, Feb 15, 2023
7:30pm PST

Reading Our Selves: An Evening of Identity Poetics

On Tuesday, December 6 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and a collective of literary talents for Reading Our Selves: An Evening of Identity Poetics featuring: Dallas Hunt, Natalie Lim, Catherine Lewis, Tolu Oloruntoba and Andrew French.

Massy Arts Society
23 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1S9

Tues, Dec 6, 2022
6:00pm to 8:00pm PST

Author Hacks and Apps Webinar
The Writers’ Union of Canada

The Writers' Union of Canada Webinars: Author Hacks and Apps Tues Nov 29 11AM PST / 2PM PST Exclusive Presentation for TWUC Members Closed Captioning Available

Virtual event
exclusively for Writers’ Union of Canada members

Tues, Nov 29, 2022
11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST

Art Gallery of Hamilton (in-person) and Virtual via Zoom

Thurs, Oct 6, 2022
4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST

Queering the Chapbook (part of Word Vancouver 2022)

Word Vancouver 2022, Queering the Chapbook, Sunday Sept 25, 2022, 11:30am-12:30pm: Patrick Grace, Kitchen Mckeown, Catherine Lewis, Victoria Mbabazi

With financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.

Canada Council for the Arts LogoThe Writers' Union of Canada logo

Segal Centre Room A

Simon Fraser University
Harbour Centre Campus
Vancouver, BC

Sun, Sep 25, 2022
11:30am to 12:30pm PST

Montalbano Family Theatre
(Level 8)
Central Library

Vancouver Public Library
Vancouver, BC

Tues, Sept 20, 2022
6:30pm to 8:00pm PST

The League of Canadian Poets’ Pride Month Open Mic

Virtual event via Zoom

Thurs, Jun 30, 2022
4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST

The WISE Hall
1882 Adanac Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 2E2

Mon, Apr 25, 2022
8:00pm to 10:00pm

 

press coverage: Stir

Wax Poetic radio interview
hosted by RC Weslowski and Kevin Spenst

Wax Poetic Radio Show Logo, Scheduled on Wednesday, 14:00 to 14:30

Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5FM
Vancouver

Wed, Mar 9, 2022
2pm to 2:30pm PST

Event recording available

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Chuffed about Chapbooks (in-person event)
hosted by Kevin Spenst
Chuffed About Chapbooks: These Poems at This Gallery, in-person reading, Saturday, February 26, noon to 2pm, including Catherine Lewis, Justyna Krol, Marc Perez, hosted by Kevin Spenst

THIS Gallery
227-475 Main Street
Vancouver

Sat, Feb 26, 2022
12pm to 2pm PST

Words in the Burbs
hosted by Lynn Easton, Christina Myers, and Tamara Gorin (Western Sky Books)
Covers of Undoing by Jennifer Sommersby, Zipless by Catherine Lewis, and Holden After & Before by Tara McGuideWords in the Burbs - Feb 24 Event Poster listing Candie Tanaka, Tara McGuide, KT Wagner, Catherine Lewis, and Jennifer Sommersby

Virtual event via Zoom

Thu, Feb 24, 2022
7pm PST/10pm EST

Lunar New Year 2022 – Year of the Tiger
hosted by Vancouver’s Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Year of the Tiger 2022 Reading poster

Virtual event via Zoom

Sun, Jan 30, 2022
1pm to 2pm PST

Event recording available at YouTube

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Virtual Launch for Samuel Strathman’s chapbook neon imago

Cover of NEON IMAGO, chapbook by Samuel Strathman

Virtual event via Zoom

Fri, Jan 7, 2022
5pm PST/8pm EST

Chapbook Launch for 845 Press

Brown and Dickson
567 Richmond Street
London, ON N6A 3G2

Mon, Dec 13, 2021
8:00pm

Virtual event via Zoom webinar

Sun, Dec 5, 2021
1pm PST/4pm EST

Virtual event via Zoom

Mon, Nov 29, 2021
6:30pm PST/9:30pm EST

Virtual event via Crowdcast

Fri, Nov 28, 2021
4pm PST/7pm EST

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(my portion starts at the 41:45 mark and consists of a reading from Zipless)

Virtual event via YouTube

Fri, Nov 26, 2021
5:30pm to 7pm PST

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(my portion starts at the 1:04:55 mark and consists of a reading from Zipless)

QueerAsian Showcase
co-presented by Historic Joy Kogawa House and The ArQuives (Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives)

QueerAsian Reading Event Poster, co-presented by the Historic Joy Kogawa House and the ArQuives on Thu, Nov 4 at 5pm to 6:30pm PST

Virtual event via Zoom

Thu, Nov 4, 2021
5pm to 6:30pm PST

Royal City Literary Arts Society’s Poetic Justice Open Mic

Virtual event via Zoom

Sun, Apr 11, 2021

Federation of BC Writers’ Interior Dialogues: Poetry Open Mic

Virtual event via Zoom

Sat, Jan 30, 2021

Virtual event via YouTube

Fri, Jan 22, 2021
5:30pm to 7:30pm PST

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(my portion starts at the 1:22:15 mark)

Surrey International Writers’ Conference Poetry Open Mic

Virtual event via Zoom

Sun, Oct 25, 2020

Simon Fraser University
Harbour Centre campus
Vancouver

Nov 2 to 9, 2019

emerge 19: The Writer’s Studio Anthology Book Launch

Catherine Lewis reading at SFU Anthology Book Launch

Simon Fraser University
Harbour Centre campus
Vancouver

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Creative Nonfiction Collective Conference Open Mic

University of British Columbia
Vancouver

Fri, Jun 14, 201