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Word Vancouver Festival – September 2014

PRISM is excited to participate in the Word Vancouver festival this weekend! This annual festival—held at Library Square in downtown Vancouver—is always a fun weekend full of events, conversation, and appreciation of all things reading and writing.

PRISM will have a booth in the exhibitor marketplace on Sunday—pop by to say hi, meet PRISM’s editors and volunteers, and check out our brand new issue. We’ll also have information on our upcoming non-fiction, poetry and fiction contests, special deals, and a secret photo opportunity worth tweeting about. Hint: #octocup

In the afternoon, PRISM is participating in Magazine Words, a series of readings and panels focused on Canadian literary magazines. The event starts at 11am inside Blenz Coffee in Library Square, and includes readings hosted by PRISM, subTerrain, Room, EVENT, The Capilano Review, The New Quarterly and The Fiddlehead. Come for the full day, or stop by at 2:20pm to hear talented PRISM contributors Karen J Lee and Rachel Rose read their work and answer a few questions from the audience. Hosted by our own JL Lori!


Last Locution of the Year!

Join us for our last Locution of the year! Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7 PM.

We’ve had a fantastic time hosting, but now it’s time to say goodbye. We hope to see all of you out at our farewell night!

Featuring the amazing talents of MFA readers:

Anita Bedell

Rebecca Hales

Clara Kiyoko Kumagai

Sugar le Fae

JL Lori


Locution Chapbooks will be on sale for $5 each! Buy a copy and support your fellow writers!


HO HO Holiday Locution


Join us for the December Holiday Locution!

Thursday December 12, 7pm at the Cottage Bistro

Your wild and crazy hosts, Sugar Le Fay and JL Lori, will be joined by a talented bunch of writers: UBC MFAs Kat Haxby, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Fran Cunningham, and our Special Guest Reader Todd Babiak!

Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable item for the food bank!

Movember Locution “Rock the Stache”

November Locution

It’s time for Locution! Bring your friends and come on out for a night of amazing poetry and prose by UBC’s talented MFAs!

Featuring MFA readers:

Graphic artist Miriam Libicki

Slam poet and writer Alessandra Naccarato

Writer Justin Neal


And special guest reader

Kevin Spenst with postcard poetry

This month we are rocking the ‘stache to raise awareness for men’s prostate health. 

Halloween “Ode to Dead Poets” Locution


Join us for our Halloween Ode To Dead Poets!


October 10th, 7pm at the COTTAGE BISTRO

Featuring MFA Readers:





– Special Guest Reader –



Hosted by JL Lori and Sugar Le Fae


Back to School Locution!

September 12, 2013 at 7 PM
Join us for the first Locution of 2013-14!

We have a great list of readers lined up to take the stage!

Sierra Skye Gemma, Adrick Brock and Andrea Elaine Hoff are our talented MFA readers.

Our special guest author is Christopher Ryan, author of the New York Times bestseller SEX AT DAWN.

Dan Savage has called SEX AT DAWN “the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male on the American public in 1948.”

It promises to be an exciting night, and we are looking forward to seeing all of you there!