We are excited to announce that our annual author dinner will be on Saturday, May 30th
This year’s author will be Evelyn Lau a Vancouver writer who has published eleven books, including six volumes of poetry. Her memoir Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, was published when she was 18, and made into a CBC movie The Diary of Evelyn Lau, starring Sandra Oh in her first major role. .
Evelyn’s prose works have been translated into a dozen languages; her poetry has received the Milton Acorn Award, the Pat Lowther Award, a National Magazine Award and a Governor-General’s nomination. Her collection, A Grain of Rice (Oolichan, 2012) was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize and the Pat Lowther Award. Evelyn has served as Vancouver’s 2011-2014 Poet Laureate. She has read from and discussed her work at literary festivals and universities around the world; she presently freelances as a mentor to aspiring writers through UBC’s booming Ground and SFU’s Writing and Publishing Program.
- By the Author:
- Runaway : Diary Of A Street Kid (1989)
- You Are Not Who You Claim ( 1990)
- Oedipal Dreams(1992)
- Fresh Girls and Other Stories ( 1993)
- In the House of Slaves ( 1994)
- Other Woman ( 1995)
- Choose Me ( 1999)
- Inside Out (2001)
- Treble ( 2005)
- A Grain of Rice (2012)
- Living Under Plastic (2010)
- Author Honours:
- 2011 Shortlist – Pat Lowther Award for Poetry
- Author awards:
- 2011 Pat Lowther Award for Poetry
- Author reviews:
- A Grain of Rice – Reviewed by Michael Dennis
- A Grain of Rice – Reviewed by Zach Matteson for PRISM
“Now the long tracts of silence.
But who knows, a silence
perhaps as worthy as noisy labour,
the way the contemplation of a simple object—
bruised pear in the bowl,
lump of sea glass on the sill—
might squeeze more meaning out of the moment
than all this frantic busyness we’re praised for.”
– Evelyn Lau: A Grain of Rice
The annual author dinner will be on Saturday, May 30th at 6pm at Golden City Restaurant
(721 Fisgard Street).
The cost per person will be $40.00 seated at banquet tables of 10 .
If you would like to book seats or tables please or contact a Lioness.