Tuesday February 10, 7:30pm
Wednesday February 11, 10:00am
Tuesday January 20, 7:30 pm
October 28, 7:30pm
Admission is by donation.
Digital Art Weeks and Interactive Futures 2006/2007, Zürich, Switzerland and Victoria, BC, Canada.
Exploding, Plastic and Inevitable redux
Thursday August 21, 2008, 7.30 pm
Open Space, 510 Fort Street
Co-editors Randy Adams, Steve Gibson and Stefan Müller Arisona. With authour Ted Hiebert
Transdisciplinary Digital Art collects selected papers from the past two instances of Digital Art Weeks (Zurich, Switzerland) and Interactive Futures (Victoria, BC, Canada), two parallel festivals of digital media art. The work represented in Transdisciplinary Digital Art is a confirmation of the vitality and breadth of the digital arts. Collecting essays that broadly encompass the digital arts, Transdisciplinary Digital Art gives a clear overview of the ongoing strength of scientific, philosophical, aesthetic and artistic research that makes digital art perhaps the defining medium of the 21st Century.
Open Space hosts the acclaimed poet Karen Solie (Toronto) for the season finale of Open Word: Readings and Ideas on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30pm, followed by an interview with Victoria poet and essayist Tim Lilburn.
Judah Kong, Nathan Brown, Angela Teng
Opening: Thursday April 17, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday March 26, 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 pm at Open Space
Thursday, February 28, 1 pm at Uvic
Open Word: Readings and Ideas. Ken BabstockWednesday February 6 at 7:30 pm.
Open Space and the Department of Writing, University of Victoria proudly announce Open Word: Readings and Ideas, featuring on-stage discussions with Canada’s top fiction and non-fiction writers and poets.
Ken Babstock, whose energetic, playful poems were short-listed for the prestigious 2006 Griffin Poetry Prize, and won the Trillium Book Award and Milton Acorn People’s Poet Award. Ken Babstock will lanch the sereis with a reading on Wednesday February 6 at 7:30 pm.
Susan Musgrave & Patrick Lane
Literary Arts Festival
Peter Trower, Jim Christie & John Moore
Patricia & Terence Young
Finewords Chapbook Launch - Seven Ways of Looking at a Chapbook
David Bateman, Beth Core, Roy Green, Robert Johnson, Mark Lindenberg,
Janet Rogers, Catherine "The Captain" Snowden
Richard Lemm & Lesley-Anne Bourne
A Community of Monsters
P.K. Page with Lori Malea Acker & Dennis Reid
Robert Hilles with Charles Tidler & Liza Harris
Tom Henry & Lorna Jackson with Barbara Peace-Colbrook
Gregory Scofield & George Elliot Clarke
BC Literary Arts Festival
Patrick Friesen with Stephen Price and Amanda LaMarsh
Patrick Friesen teaches Creative Writing half-time at Kwantlen University College. His books include St. Mary at Main (The Muses' Company, 1998), A Broken Bowl (Brick Books, 1997). Upcoming in August: Carrying the Shadow (Beach Holme Publications,1999).
Al Purdy with Paul Wilcocks and the Mansell Girls In Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets
Al Purdy has brought together his favourite poems from the past three decades (1962-1996). Winner of two Governor General's Awards and the Order of Canada, author of over thirty books of poetry and prose, Al Purdy is arguably one of Canada's most esteemed living poets. As the biographical note from one Canadian journal recently said, "Al Purdy is Al Purdy". Al Purdy always packs the house, a wonderful way to end the Open Voice Reading Series for 1998.
Chapbook Launch - A Community of Monsters edited by Patrick Lane - including John Harley, Tanya Kern, Beth Kope, Aengus MacIntosh, Wendy Morton, Karen Sklanka, Chris Smart, Leanne Smith and Patrick Lane
Open Voice - Roo Borson
Roo Borson, author of nine books of poetry including her most recent, Water Memory, brings her newest poems alive with the common genius of living in a strange, familiar and vulnerable world where a late-summer pear becomes the catalyst for remembering. A poet and essayist, she is a member of the performance poetry group, Pain Not Bread, with Kim Maltman and Andy Patton. Although Roo usually lives in Toronto, she will be teaching at Banff Arts Centre in October, 1998.
Stephanie Bolster & Barbara Nickel
Stephanie Bolster reads from her first book, White Stone: The Alice Poems, published by Signal Editions in 1998. She won the Malahat Review's Long Poem Prize and CV2's Poetry contest in 1997 and the Bronwen Wallace Award in 1996. Her work also appeared in Breathing Fire: Canada's New Poets, as well the Poetry in Transit program which put poetry in and on the BC Transit system buses in Victoria and Vancouver.
Barbara Nickel reads from her first book of poetry, The Gladys Elegies, published by Coteau Books in 1997. She won the Malahat Review Long Poem Contest and received an honourable mention at the 1996 National Magazine Awards.
Mark Jarman's latest novel Salvage King, Ya, was published by Anvil Press in the fall of 1997. His short stories appear in Best Canadian Short Stories 1997, and The 1997 Journey Prize Anthology. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and an instructor at the University of Victoria. Mr. Jarman has agreed to read with three local authors as part of Open Space's effort to showcase indigenous talent.