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LIT LIT LIT LIT is a bi-monthly literary event in Vancouver, BC that simply invites FOUR writers, poets and/or artists at a time to read their work to interested parties. LIT LIT LIT LIT is organized by Steffanie Ling and Emma Metcalfe Hurst.

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LIT LIT LIT LIT is a bi-monthly literary event in Vancouver, BC that simply invites FOUR writers, poets and/or artists at a time to read their work to interested parties. LIT LIT LIT LIT is organized by Steffanie Ling and Emma Metcalfe Hurst.

    LIT LIT LIT LIT VIII: Nanaimo Edition - Sonnet L’Abbé, Roger Farr, Hamish Hardie, Charlotte Zhang, Casey Wei

    LIT LIT LIT LIT VIII: Nanaimo Edition - Sonnet L’Abbé, Roger Farr, Hamish Hardie, Charlotte Zhang, Casey Wei

    LIT LIT LIT LIT VIII took a trip to Vancouver Island to host an evening of readings at Nanaimo Art Gallery in Nanaimo, BC on Saturday, May 6 2017. The evening featured poets Sonnet L’Abbé (Nanaimo) and Roger Farr (Gabriola Island) with artist Casey Wei (Vancouver), alongside emerging Code Switching writers Hamish Hardie (Nanaimo) and Charlotte Zhang (Nanaimo).

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    00:03:20 - Roger Farr reads “Understanding Understanding Television” a poem about television, “Transitional Demands” a poem that looks at the different syntactical ways “The People” appear via web search, and ends with a long poem based on a psycho-geography mapping of Vancouver.

    00:32:21 - Charlotte Zhang reads her own “Untitled” short story.

    00:43:15 - Sonnet L’Abbé shares a selection of her sonnets from “Sonnet’s Shakespeare” (to be published by Mcclelland and Stewart in 2018) where she writes over all of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets.

    01:10:49 - Hamish Hardie reads his short story “The Window.”

    01:18:20 - Casey Wei reads “A Letter from the Editor” (her) from the first edition of Agony Klub (AK01), a magazine and mix tape edited by Wei that invites musicians with writing and visual art practices and vice versa to contribute.

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    This event occurred in conjunction with Art Rock? No.18 on Friday, May 5 2017. Performances by Bye House, CROTCH and DS Lori were hosted at The Black Dot in Nanaimo, BC.

    Special thanks to the City of Nanaimo, Art Lab and Nanaimo Art Gallery for supporting this event.

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    LIT LIT LIT LIT IV - Part II: Eli Zibin and Steffanie Ling

    LIT LIT LIT LIT IV - Part II: Eli Zibin and Steffanie Ling

    LIT LIT LIT LIT IV took place at 221A in Vancouver, BC on December 6, 2015. New readings were given by Jacquelyn Ross, Bradley Iles, Eli Zibin and Steffanie Ling.

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    LIT LIT LIT LIT X

    LIT LIT LIT LIT X

    LIT LIT LIT LIT X - Josh Gabert-Doyon, Ingrid Olauson, Emma Sise, Ben Stephenson
    LIT LIT LIT LIT X took place at Artspeak on February 18, 2018 with readings by Josh Gabert-Doyon, Ingrid Olauson, Emma Sise, and Ben Stephenson. Posters by Lyndsay Pomerantz adorned the walls in response to Olauson’s reading.

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    LIT LIT LIT LIT IX Sky Island

    LIT LIT LIT LIT IX Sky Island

    This edition of LIT LIT LIT LIT is in conjunction with the launch of Chinatown and The History of Anti-Asian Racism, an essay/pamphlet co-authored by Nathan Crompton and Jannie Leung, translated from English to Traditional Chinese by Brent Lin. Published by N.O.P.E.
    *SKY ISLAND is an art exhibition and event series occurring on the rooftop parkade at 211 East Georgia st in Vancouver, BC. Throughout the month of July emerging artists, dancers, musicians and writers are responding to the site and the urban context that surrounds it. The site of Sky Island is many spaces at once. As a passageway, its grounds can go unnoticed. Situated within Chinatown, cars pile on layers of asphalt inside a neighborhood community in constant odds with developments and subsequent displacement. Snowy summits and lush environment frame the city’s glossy condominiums, an endless reflection focused on lifestyle as opposed to affordable living. Curated by Kara Hansen  
    “天島”項目七月將會在221東喬治亞街的露臺舉辦一系列展覽和活動。為期一個月,新興藝術家,舞者,音樂人和作家會對近鄰城市化的現象做以回應。“天島”既是通道,又代表華埠車水馬龍卻被迅速拆遷与開發的現狀。雪頂,雨林,瓊樓玉宇日漸交相輝映,柴米油鹽也水漲船高。

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    LIT LIT LIT LIT VII and Charcuterie 2 - Stacey Ho, Sam Weselowski, Julia Dahee Hong and Sung Pil Yoon

    LIT LIT LIT LIT VII and Charcuterie 2 - Stacey Ho, Sam Weselowski, Julia Dahee Hong and Sung Pil Yoon

    LIT LIT LIT LIT VII took place in conjunction with the magazine launch of Charcuterie 2 on Saturday, April 1 2017 in Spare Room. The evening consisted of readings by Stacey Ho, Sam Weselowski, Julia Dahee Hong and Sung Pil Yoon. Charcuterie is a publication that strives to provide a forum for experimental writing and informed polemics without pedantry. It assembles a polyphony of inquiry and documents the messy landscape of opinion and critique that unravels in close proximity to where we work, live and make art in Vancouver. Visit https://charcuterie.party to learn more.

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    00:05:42 Stacey Ho (contributor to Charcuterie 2) reads a short text based off of an interview with her aunt, a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and “Adventures from the Third Bureau,” published in Charcuterie 2.

    00:23:41 Sam Weselowski celebrates his first reading by sharing two poems by the American poet Jack Spicer and then follows up with some of his own poems.

    00:36:44 Julia Dahee Hong reading about awkward late night pizza transactions and a wool sweater repair by a Master Tailor as documented in her new chap book “A Reasonable Request.”

    00:52:26 Sung Pil Yoon (contributor to Charcuterie 2) reads the second text from “The Bus as Hostile Architecture”; a series of five short stories about public transit that will appear consecutively in Charcuterie.

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    LIT LIT LIT LIT VI and ReReading Room - Emma Metcalfe Hurst, Kyla Jamieson, Anahita Jamali Rad and Danielle LaFrance

    LIT LIT LIT LIT VI and ReReading Room - Emma Metcalfe Hurst, Kyla Jamieson, Anahita Jamali Rad and Danielle LaFrance

    LIT LIT LIT LIT and ReReading Room went down at 221a as a part of ReReading Room programming on Sunday, November 20, 2016 on traditional Coast Salish territory. The evening featured fireside readings by Emma Metcalfe Hurst, Kyla Jamieson, Anahita Jamali Rad and Danielle Lafrance.

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    00:08:47 - Emma Metcalfe Hurst reading “Speak White Speak What What Speak White Speak,” a bilingual autocorrect translation of Michèle Lalonde’s poem “Speak White” (1967) and Marco Micone’s poetic response “Speak What” (1989)

    00:24:42 - Kyla Jamieson reading some recent poems and 1 of 30 letters to her best friend that suggestively fits into the genre of “epistolary auto-fiction”

    00:46:49 - Anahita Jamali Rad reading two poems-one new, one old-and then some more poems from her new book “For Love and Autonomy” (Talonbooks, 2016)

    01:03:42 - Danielle LaFrance reads two poems: one from her new book “Friendly Fire” (Talonbooks, 2016) and one that she wrote during a time of her life when she was losing her mind again.

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