Vancouver Manuscript Intensive Celebrates Its 2016 Alumni

Thanks to everyone who came out to VMI’s 2016 alumni reading last Sunday afternoon at Britannia Library in East Vancouver.

This diverse  group of poets, fiction and  non-fiction writers regaled the audience with writing about a cariboo queen, a traveller on the Camino de Santiago, a reluctant American,  environmentalism, and much more.

It was a memorable event, and VMI is proud to have fostered these dynamic writers over the last six months. Congratulations to them all!

VMI founder, director, and mentor Betsy Warland
VMI founder, director, and mentor Betsy Warland
(photo: ingrid rose)
Colette Gagnon read some of her poetry (ingrid rose photo)
Colette Gagnon read some of her poetry (ingrid rose)
DG Thiel read from her memoir, The Reluctant American. (ingrid rose)
DG Thiel read from her memoir, The Reluctant American.
(ingrid rose)
Anuradha Rao read about "brown people doing green things." (ingrid rose)
Anuradha Rao read from Brown Is the New Green (ingrid rose)
Margaret Macpherson read from her manuscript, The Cariboo Queen (ingrid rose)
Margaret Macpherson read from The Cariboo Queen
(ingrid rose)
Marie Maccagno read from her memoir of her Camino de Santiago walk. (ingrid rose)
Marie Maccagno read from her memoir of her Camino de Santiago walk.
(ingrid rose)

 

Jodi Lundgren read from her memoir in progress.
Jodi Lundgren read from her memoir in progress. (ingrid rose)
Rachel Grav read from her novel Grey Fathoms (ingrid rose)
 Rachel Jean Devlin read from her novel Grey Fathoms (ingrid rose)
VMI reader teal
ingrid rose reading from Elana Scraba’s To Mount Ararat (Cathleen With)
Vancouver Manuscript Intensive mentor Jane Silcott (ingrid rose)
Vancouver Manuscript Intensive mentor Jane Silcott (ingrid rose)
Vancouver Manuscript Intensive Mentor Cathleen With (ingrid rose)
Vancouver Manuscript Intensive Mentor Cathleen With (ingrid rose)
Vancouver Manuscript Intensive mentor Karen X Tulchinsky (ingrid rose)
Vancouver Manuscript Intensive mentor Karen X. Tulchinsky (ingrid rose)