Date: September – November 2011; issue launch Friday, November 17, 2011 at 7pm at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Location: Newsstands and Geist subscribers’ homes across Canada
The Geist Vancouver Literary Roots Special Issue will feature book excerpts, stories, correspondences, letters to editors, photographs, promotion posters and other literary relics from publishers who were central to the 1970s literary renaissance in Vancouver. Publishers included in this special issue come from the feminist movement, Makara magazine and Press Gang Publishers; the counter-culture movement, Pulp Press and Vancouver Community Press/NewStar Books; and the avant-garde movement, Talon Books, blewointment and Periodics, which grew out of the journal TISH. The issue will also feature a literary map of Vancouver, produced by Rebecca Dolen of the Regional Assembly of Text.
You’re invited to the Geist issue launch!
If you’re in Vancouver this Friday, drop by the Roundhouse Community Centre for the launch of Geist 82, celebrating Vancouver’s 125th anniversary and the 2011 Memory Festival. With readings of 1970s literary Vancouver, staff stories and adult beverages. Hope to see you there!
Friday, November 18, 7pm
Roundhouse Community Exhibition & Performance Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews,
Admission is Free
With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.