The annual Great Canadian Literary Hunt is on. For the past 16 years, This Magazine has surveyed the country for the best and brightest in Canadian new fiction and poetry. Past winners have gone on to be recognized at the National Magazine Awards, the Journey Prize, and the Trillium Book Award. Many have been published by the top houses in the country, and are among the most exciting talent in fiction and poetry today.
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The Emily Carr Alumni Association is pleased to present a multi-media presentation with Art Perry. A Hip History: On the Road to Authentic Cool, is an evening of music, film clips, photography and discussion.
Art Perry, an Associate Professor of Culture Studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, is also one of Canada’s best kept underground secrets. Best known for his publication The Tibetans: photographs, Perry has paralleled his photography and writing about oppressed world communities with his ongoing religious belief in and valuing of the holiness within outsider culture.
You know those things in life that you stumble upon that give you brief bits of inspiration that strike you so deeply that they stay with you for months, even years after? There are always the staples that I revisit during the ebb and flow of life, the ones that bring warmth to my heart and my soles to the earth like the urban illustration of Dolk, a freshly made bed, slow cooking to Nina Simone, and long storytelling dinners with family and friends.
Always open to adding new elements to the inspirational repertoire; I headed to a Pecha Kucha Vancouver night at the Park Theatre last May where Marian Bantjes was one of the presenters. Her work, a beautifully obsessive mix of typography, writing, painting and design is strong and delicate, structured and poetic, and is, in short, amazing. One of my favourites is the Stefan Sagmeister Sugar series here.
Bantjes will be presenting at Emily Carr University of Art + Design as a part of the speaker series that take place in the Lecture Theatre in the Granville Island campus South Building on November 24 from 7-9pm. These events are free and open to the public. For more information on Bantjes and the event, visit this link here.