Join Stephen Collis for the launch of A History of the Theories of Rain
With special guests David Herd and Catriona Strang
Saturday March 27
1PM PDT / 8PM GMT
Zoom link forthcoming
Stephen Collis is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Commons (Talonbooks 2008), the BC Book Prize–winning On the Material (Talonbooks 2010), Once in Blockadia (Talonbooks 2016) and Almost Islands: Phyllis Webb and the Pursuit of the Unwritten (Talonbooks 2018). In 2019 he was awarded the Latner Writers’ Trust of Canada Poetry Prize in recognition of his body of work. In 2021 Talonbooks published his latest poetry collection, A History of the Theories of Rain.
David Herd is a poet, critic and Professor of Modern Literature. He has published widely on twentieth century and contemporary literature and for the past ten years his work has focused on the intersection between literature and human rights. An organizer and editor of the Refugee Tales project, Herd’s poetry collections include All Just (Carcanet 2012), Outwith (Bookhug 2012), Through (Carcanet 2016) and Walk Song (Equipage 2018).
A founding member of the Institute for Domestic Research, and former member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective, Catriona Strang is the author of Low Fancy, Corked, and Reveries of a Solitary Biker, and co-author with the late Nancy Shaw of Busted, Cold Trip, and Light Sweet Crude.
A digital adaptation of Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre’s show, Tetsuro Shigematsu’s 1 Hour Photo is “a moving portrait of one man’s quest to find beauty in the depths of a brutal century.”
Streaming May 5–9, 2021
Wednesday to Saturday: 7:30 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm
A live talk-back with Tetsuro Shigematsu will take place after each performance.
Individual – $20
Family – $35
East West Players will present Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre (vAct)’s production of 1 Hour Photo by Tetsuro Shigematsu. Called “superbly written and performed,” (Review Vancouver), 1 Hour Photo is a true, moving portrait of a Japanese Canadian man’s quest to find beauty in the depths of a savage century, as he journeys from finding love in a WWII incarceration camp to rebuilding his life as a scientist, businessman, and father. A heartfelt exploration of a life well-lived, 1 Hour Photo employs the use of intricately crafted miniatures to explore the artifact of Mas Yamamoto’s life inside and beyond internment.
June 12-20, 2021
East West Players
Visit East West Players’ website for more information.