Filed under: Events | Tags: Bob Kronbauer, Charles Demers, Diana Frances, Literary Death Match, Nikki Reimer, Paul Anthony, Sara Bynoe, Steve Burgess, Vancouver, Vancouver is Awesome, VIA, W2, W2 Storyeum
The Canadian debut of the international performance/literary/comedic sensation Literary Death Match happens this Friday!
Hosted by Opium Magazine founder and LDM creator, Todd Zuniga, at the W2 Storyeum – 151 West Cordova between Cambie and Abbott – space and featuring the talents of writers Nikki Reimer, Charlie Demers, Steve Burgess and Sara Bynoe, it should be a hilarious good time.
Those 4 writers will be reading some of their original work to a rapt audience and will be ruthlessly scrutinized by the judges: Talent Time’s Paul Anthony, Vancouver is Awesome‘s Bob Kronbauer and Diana Frances from various CBC incarnations.
Tickets are $10 in advance AND $10 at the door and you should totally come out because it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Drinks will be served, books and magazines will be sold, good times will be had.
You should check out this excellent piece from our friends at Granville Magazine about Charlie’s book and the amazingness of Vancouver.
Holler at me 778-987-8774 if you have any questions or seanATbooksontheradioDOTca.
Filed under: Events | Tags: LDM 100, LDM100, Literary Death Match, Vancouver is Awesome, W2, W2 Storyeum
Official announcement, poster and social media campaign launch designed to drive awareness of the literary bloodsport competition happening in Vancouver in October.
Vancouver’s W2 Storyeum location – also host to the W2 Real Vancouver Writers’ Series during the 2010 Winter Olympics – will host the event as part of the worldwide literary/performance/comedy phenomenon that is Literary Death Match.
Here’s the verbatim from the LDM website:
We’ve been eyeballing our northern neighbor for Literary Death Match purposes since this whole shindig began — but now, finally, we are beyond eager to (finally) make our LDM debut in Canada, with LDM100: Vancouver!
Boasting a kneecap-tingling assortment of literary and humorous dextrousness, the flair-fueied evening will feature eclectic judges like Talent Time host Paul Anthony, the dazzling comedian/actor Diana Frances, and street artist/Vancouver is Awesome creator Bob Kronbauer. Amazing!
But wait, there’s more! They’ll preside over four bring-down-the-house scribes including the hilarious Sara Bynoe, journalist and Tyee wordsmith Steve Burgess, master of comedy and writer, Charles Demers (Vancouver Special), and the amazing Nikki Reimer (author of [sic]). Plus! A full bar; awesome public art installations; worldclass DJs; and, of course, literary bloodsport!
Hosted by LDM creator Todd Zuniga. Produced by Sean Cranbury.
All guests get free entry to the DJ event at W2 after LDM!
Filed under: Enthusiasms | Tags: Art, Bob Kronbauer, Culture, Vancouver, Vancouver is Awesome, VIA
I wrote this letter of support for Vancouver is Awesome this morning.
I share it here to show BOTR’s solidarity with VIA and to encourage other creators, cultural figures in Vancouver to write letters of support, too.
VIA is a visionary collaborative cultural project. It supports us and I believe that we should give that love back.
To Whom It May Concern:
It is my pleasure to write this message of support on behalf of Bob Kronbauer and Vancouver is Awesome (VIA).
VIA is an unique and powerful voice for an emerging and vital cultural sector within our city. It provides opportunities for new local voices to be heard, it showcases
creative projects and people, and it has become a daily go-to location for people throughout Vancouver.
What impresses me most about VIA is that it is an ‘idea driven’ project focusing on positive stories about Vancouver as a growing, creative, culturally sophisticated – and dare I say it – worldclass city.
In a time of deep concern within local cultural sectors VIA has emerged as a chorus of creative voices offering optimism, hope and fun to our community.
It is making a difference in the lives of people across this city and has become a
destination site for tourists coming to Vancouver and looking for interesting things to do while they’re here.
As curator of Books on the Radio I look to VIA for inspiration and ideas about how I can make my own projects better and connect more deeply with the Vancouver
VIA is a project/website/cultural force that I completely support and I encourage our civic leaders to stand behind it as well. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further positive commentary on VIA.
Sean Cranbury, Curator/Host/Regulator, Books on the Radio