Real Vancouver 12th Anniversary Literary Showcase
2010 – 2022
Sunday February 27th
4PM PT | 7PM ET
Live on Crowdcast
Troy Sebastian | Nupqu ʔa·kǂ am̓
Dina Del Bucchia
BC Arts Council
Canada Council for the Arts
Over the last twenty years, he has been involved in the poetry scenes of Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto.
He is the publisher of Model Press, an online-only poetry micropress that started as a pandemic project.
You can find him online at ryanfitzpatrick.ca.
His short fiction has won the Journey Prize and a National Magazine Award.
He also writes for film and television, and has film and television projects in development at Oddfellows Entertainment.
Troy Sebastian | Nupqu ʔa·kǂ am̓
Troy Sebastian | nupqu ʔak·ǂam̓ is a writer from the Ktunaxa community of ʔaq̓ am.
He is a doctoral student, Vanier Scholar and Sessional Instructor in the University of Victoria’s Department of Writing.
His story tax niʔ pikak – a long time ago – was longlisted for the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize and the 2019 Writers’ Trust Journey Prize.
Zoe Whittall’s third novel, The Best Kind of People, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank GIller Prize and is currently being adapted for a limited series by director Sarah Polley.
It was an Indigo #1 Book of 2016 and a Heather’s Pick, and was chosen as Best Book of the Year by the Walrus, the Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, and the National Post.
Her second novel, Holding Still for as Long as Possible, won a Lambda Literary Award for trans fiction and was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. Her debut novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize.
She has worked as a writer on the Emmy Award-winning comedy Schitt’s Creek and the Baroness Von Sketch Show, for which she won a 2018 Canadian Screen Award.
She has written three volumes of poetry.
Zoe has an MFA from the University of Guelph.
The Spectacular is out now with Harper Collins Canada.
Real Vancouver TV: Recent Episodes
the COVID-19 pandemic in its many manifestations forced us to host our events virtually. here’s some of our recent work.
The Fall Fiasco 11/28/21
Featuring Browen Tate, Rowan McCandless, Catherine Lewis, Tara McGowan-Ross, Rob Taylor, and Meghan Waitt.
Fall Fantastic 09/26/21
Featuring Casey Plett, Garry Gottfriedson, Aurore Gatwenzi, Sarah Berman, Sydney Warner Brooman, and RC Weslowski
About Real Vancouver
Real Vancouver Writers’ Series is a non-profit society based in British Columbia, Canada, that is dedicated to curating, producing, and promoting four literary events per year featuring emerging and established writers from Vancouver and across Canada.
It is our great privilege to do this work on the ancient and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Gratitude to the BC Arts Council, the literary community, and our team of dedicated volunteers for their continued support.
Our Next Event
Despite the captivating allure of in-person events that we genuinely hope to return to as soon as possible our next event will be happening virtually on the Crowdcast platform.
RVWS 12th Anniversary Winter Showcase
Sunday February 27, 2022
4PM PT | 7 PM ET
crowdcast.io/realvancouver (event-specific link tk)
Readers include: Naben Ruthnum, Shashi Bhat, Jason Purcell, Zoe Whittall, and two more writers TBA.
Real Vancouver Quarterly | RVQ+
Send Us Your Pitches
Real Vancouver is a curated, inclusive, and independent literary reading series. We do our best to stay in touch with writers from across genres, platforms, styles, and approaches as we can but it’s not possible for us to know about what everybody is doing all the time.
We encourage writers and publishers to send us info about new and exciting work by writers that you feel would fit with the RVWS vibe.
Emerging writers, regardless of age, if you’ve had something published in the journals or reputable online mags, let us know!
Publicists, marketing team members, heck even the authors themselves, if you’ve got a book coming out that you think we should know about, then please holler at us.