Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival
February 8, 2017
March 12, 2017
Creekside Community Centre, Vancouver
Room magazine’s inaugural literary festival marks both International Women’s Day (March 8) and the publication of "Making Room: Forty Years of Room Magazine", an anthology of writing by Canadian women and genderqueer writers from the 1975 - 2016.

RUNS March 8, 11 & 12

The festival features more than 40 writers and artists in more than 20 events. Among the line-up are acclaimed writers Amber Dawn, Evelyn Lau, Lorna Crozier, Audrey Thomas, Jen Sookfong Lee, Hiromi Goto, Betsy Warlan, and Rachel Hartman, sharing the stage with a host of other established and up-and-coming names.

March 8
A celebration at The Fox Cabaret

March 11 & 12
Panels and readings will cover topics such as community building (“Writing in (the) Community”), feminist humour (“Funny Feminists”), writing about pregnancy (“Character Development”) and more. Low-cost writing workshops with veteran writers such as Ontario-based Marianne Apostolides or Kwantlen Polytechnic’s Jen Currin will help aspiring writers gain valuable skills.


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