Author Evelyn Lau talk and Banquet May 30

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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 Lau began publishing poetry at the age of 12; her creative efforts helped her escape the pressure of home and school. In 1985, at age 14, Lau left home and spent the next several years living  in Vancouver as an itinerant homeless person.


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.