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Monica Miller

Monica Miller is a born-and-raised Vancouverite. She is a freelance writer, editor and designer, as well as a full-time student at Simon Fraser University studying communication and publishing. In her spare time she loves to read, blog, knit, and ride horses.

Novelist Catherine Bush

Vancouver Writers Fest's Spring reading series in full swing

The Incite reading series is an exploration of books and ideas featuring national and international authors.

10th annual PuSh Festival brings international lineup of theatre, dance, music and more

2014 PuSh Festival for Performing Arts runs from January 14 to February 2.
New opera about poet Pauline Johnson by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes

City Opera to bring life of poet Pauline Johnson to the stage

A new opera by author Margaret Atwood and composer Tobin Stokes will premiere in May 2014.
Cavalia's Odysseo final scene with dressage horse on the edge of a lake

Cavalia canters into town with a stunning theatrical display of acrobatic and equestrian arts

Cavalia’s Odysseo mixes the equestrian arts with acrobatics, theatrical effects, and live music with spectacular results.
Vancouver author J.B. MacKinnon

Two non-fiction book awards announced this week include Vancouver authors

The RBC Taylor Prize longlist and the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction shortlist were announced this week.
Jack and the Beanstalk: An East Van Panto at the newly restored York Theatre

Giggles galore at Jack and the Beanstalk: An East Van Panto

Review of Jack and the Beanstalk: An East Van Panto at the newly restored York Theatre
Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret performer during Parade of the Lost Souls.

City Council approves Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret to take over Public Dreams' studio space

Public Dreams Society is officially closing up shop at the end of this year, and Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret hopes to take over as successor.