Friday, November 4, 2011

Room Service, Nov 5

I'm having a bed-in to celebrate the Van East Culture Crawl. Come on up to room 115 at the Waldorf Hotel between 8-8:30pm, Nov 5, and hear me read poems from a limited edition copy of GREY MATTERS: The Peace Arts Anthology (1985). Introduction by Margaret Lawrence, poems by Bronwen Wallace, Joy Kogawa, bill bissett, George Bowering, and more. Wear Your PJs!


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Liz at the V125PC

I'm looking forward to the V125PC. I'll be reading in and hosting a few events in Vancouver. Hope to see you there.

Oct 19
4:30 pm
Segal Building 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Reading and in conversation with Michael Turner

Oct 20
SFU Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings Street
Reading and in conversation with Elizabeth Bachinsky

8:00 pm
Revue Stage, Granville Island

Hosted by Elizabeth Bachinsky. Plus musical guest Rick Maddocks.

*Please note that this is an event at the Vancouver International Writers Festival and it requires a separate ticket. Tickets go on sale for the Writers Festival on September 7th. And after that date information can be found at

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Daylight Shines on the Whitehorse Poetry Festival

I'm just back from the Whitehorse poetry festival where twenty-four hour sunlight illuminated us all. Many thanks to the organizers and volunteers who made our trip so spectacular. And to the poets with whom I shared the stage, you are brilliant. Read more about the Whitehorse Poetry festival here on the Talonbooks website. xo e

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Liz at the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, July 14-17

The Saskatchewan Festival of Words is happening July 14-17 in Moosejaw where I lived for for the first year of my life. I'll be there again this July. Please check out the festival lineup here and I hope to see you there.

Lovely UFV

I had such a lovely time as the University of the Fraser Valley's fourth Writer in Residence. Tomorrow, I meet with John Carroll, UFV's Creative Writing Department Head, for lunch and to say goodbye. If you are curious to know what kind of lovely is happening at UFV, click here to read more.

Liz at the Whitehorse Poetry Festival, June 24-26

I can't wait to read at the Whitehorse Poetry Festival. Here's the line-up: Elizabeth Bachinsky, bill bissett, John Pass, Miranda Pearson, Clea Roberts, David Seymour, Karen Solie and Rhea Tregebov, with Host Eleanor Wachtel.

Find out more about the poets and the festival.

Join the Whitehorse Poetry Society.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Call for Submissions

This is a call for submissions for:

Room's Annual Poetry Contest
(I'm judging)

and the Incongruous Quarterly's latest Science Issue
(I'm editing)

Event Magazine's Annual Nonfiction Contest
(I'm the Editor)

Send in your poetry and nonfiction, asap. Deadlines are your friends!

Write-up about a Reading at UFV

If you're curious, here's a little report on one of the readings I've hosted at UFV.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Thanks, Montreal

Thanks to Synapse for the lovely review and the terrific night. Hope to see you again soon.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wrap party at UFV, April 7

It's hard to believe my residency is almost over at the University of the Fraser Valley, but I'll be saying goodbye next week by reading some of my new work and sharing the stage with a handful of the talented young writers I've been working with at the University. Please come and join us for this final reading in this year's UFV Writer in Residence Reading Series.


Elizabeth Bachinsky
Thursday April 7, 7pm
Indo Canadian Centre
Room F125
University of the Fraser Valley
Free to the Public

With Special Guests:

Jenny Ahuja
Sophie Isbister
Katie Stobbart
Joel Enns
Miriam Huxley
Jennifer Delamore
Gregory Eliason

after party at the Phoenix Pub.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bachinsky * Bociurkiw * Grekul * Kostash * Ledohowski * Luciuk * Magocsi * Motyl * Salamon, April 29, University of Toronto

Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto and the 120th anniversary of Ukrainian settlement in Canada.

Friday, 29 April 2011, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Faculty Club (41 Willcocks Street)

University of Toronto

All lectures are free and open to the public.

9:30am Welcoming Remarks: Paul Robert Magosci

Session 1, 10:00am-12:00pm

Opening Remarks: Lubomyr Luciuk

Chair: Lisa Grekul

Speakers: Lindy Ledohowski, “Poet Pedagogues”

Myrna Kostash, “The Gulag, the Crypt, and the Gallows”

Daria Salamon, “Putting the Babas Back in the Book”

12noon-2:00pm Lunch Break

Session 2, 12:00pm-4:00pm

Chair: Lisa Grekul

Speakers: Marusya Bociurkiw, “They Call me Diaspora”

Elizabeth Bachinsky, “Membership

to The Ukrainian Co-op Denied?”

Alexander J. Motyl, “Concluding Reflections”

Linocut by Michelle Winegar

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

4th Annual Mission Readers and Writers Festival Saturday, March 12

I'm giving the keynote address at the Mission Readers and Writers Festival this Saturday. Looks like a lot of fun. Come out! Be great to see you. You can find out all the info here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Reading in Gibsons, BC, April 22

If you're on the Sunshine Coast, I'll be reading at the Gibson's Live Poets Series on April 22, 7pm at Wheatberries. Looking forward to it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

UFV Writer-in-Residence, Spring, 2011

I'm pleased to announce that I'm going the Fraser Valley! I am the Writer in Residence for the University of the Fraser Valley January -April 2011. While at UFV, I'll be working with one-on-one with emerging writers, hosting and reading in author events, and visiting classrooms—as well as working on some new writing. My office hours are all day Thursdays and by appointment on Fridays. Please contact me at for more information. Hope to see you out in the Valley.

Some Readings Coming Up, Spring 2011

In Vancouver:

January 13, 7pm
Pulpfiction Books
2422 Main Street
Featuring Elizabeth Bachinsky,
Chris Urquhart, Tariq Hussein,
Clare Middleton and Meredith Hambrock

On Edge Reading Series
January 20, 7 pm
Emily Carr University
South Building, room 406
Featuring Elizabeth Bachinsky in conversation with Jacqueline Turner

In Kingston:

Tuesday February 8th, 8 p.m
the Grad Club, 162 Barrie St. at Union

Wednesday Feb. 9th, 11.30-1
Watson Hall, Room 517
Bader Lane, Queen's Campus.

In Montreal:

Thursday, February 10, 7 pm
Atwater Library
1200 Atwater Ave
Featuring Elizabeth Bachinsky and George Sipos

Stay tuned for upcoming readings in Abbotsford, BC, Spring 2011.