Events and scenes

Victoria Writers Festival At Oak Bay United Church Nov. 6-8 Reviewed by Senica Maltese If you were to pass me on the street, you would see a white, middle-class, straight woman. You would not be wrong to see me this way, but it isn’t the whole story. This year, the third annual Victoria Writers Festival […]

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Pen-in-Hand Poetry and Prose Reading Series Featured Readers (Sept. 15): John Barton, with Chris Gudgeon, Lukas Bhandar, and Yusuf Saadi Next reading: Oct. 20 Reviewed by Julian Gunn The Pen-in-Hand Poetry/Prose Reading Series takes place on the third Monday of every month at the Serious Coffee in Cook Street Village. September’s lineup featured celebrated local […]

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Day 3 of Rifflandia 2014, Royal Athletic Park, Reviewed by Chris Ho The hot sun beat down as swarms of  people waited in a massive line that  veered down Cook Street. Luckily, I  wasn’t wearing my banana-suit costume  like the brave men in front of me, but part  of me wished I had. I already […]

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April 29, 2014 Open Space, 510 Fort St, Victoria, B.C. Review by Julian Gunn  There was smoke in the streets of downtown Victoria the night of the Brick Books launch. A derelict garage a few blocks over had caught fire in the afternoon. Poets and their fans drifted towards Open Space through a hazy sunset, […]

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Reviewed by Blake Jacob Isobel Trigger’s April 3rd, 2014 show at the Strathcona Clubhouse was a high-caliber performance. The group’s polished act is characterized by ethereal vocals, heavy rhythm, energy and gorgeous melody. Isobel Trigger undoubtedly belongs in a large performance hall and deserves much recognition. The set began with “Champion,” showing off the band’s […]

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By Joy Fisher Undaunted by winter weather, a small contingent of intrepid writers from Victoria boarded the Clipper for its morning run to Seattle recently to attend the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference. Joined by a smattering of Canadian writers who rolled in from Vancouver and flew in from points east, […]

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By Liz Snell It’s not often that invasive ivy, clumsy penguins, and cheap reproductions of famous paintings get to hang out together. At “CNF Night in Canada”, a precursor to WordsThaw, The Malahat Review’s annual literary symposium, the three non-fiction readers (Malea Acker, Jay Ruzesky, and Madeline Sonik) respectively covered each topic. In the basement […]

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Cabaret Book by Joe Masteroff; music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb Directed by Roger Carr Langham Court Theatre Victoria January 15-February 1  Reviewed by Joy Fisher  Some plays grow stale over time while others retain their vitality, sparkling with relevance decades after their first production. Cabaret falls into the latter category. Opening […]

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Warren Launch Party!

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November 21, 2013

Celebrate the 2013-2014 launch of The Warren on Thursday Nov. 28th, 2013. Bands, readings AND stand up comedy. It’s going to be a good ol’ time.

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Lafayette String Quartet, Andrew Schloss, Scott Macinnes, Trimpin, and guests present: the Music of David A. Jaffe 8 p.m., November 8, 2013  Open Space admission $15 general/$10 students, seniors, members  Related event:  November 9, 8 p.m. Uvic Faculty Concert Series: Guitarworks. Alexander Dunn with David A. Jaffe and guests. Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University […]

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