Sunday, November 4, 2012

I Don't Feel So Good Launches November 17

Hi There. I'll be launching I Don't Feel So Good (BookThug, 2012) with Dina Del Bucchia and musical guests Jamie Cullen, Morgan Greenwood, and TOTAL ICE. All proceeds from the night and the sale of the print run go to the Chris Reimer Legacy Fund Society, a scholarship fund for young artists. Chris Reimer was an immensely talented young musician who was taken from his family in 2012 at the tragically young age of 26. Known and loved throughout the world for his spellbinding guitar work in Azeda Booth and Women and as a touring guitarist for The Dodos, Chris was also a dancer, artist, photographer and writer. The Chris Reimer Legacy Fund Society is a collective of Chris' closest friends and family who have banded together to keep his spirit alive. It is their hope that his art and generosity will live on through their work. For more info, visit our Facebook Page. Hope to see you November 17. xo

Friday, October 12, 2012

Initiation Trilogy, Oct 15-28

Initiation Trilogy is almost here. Find out more about the show here and here. Hope to see you there!

Initiation Trilogy
When: Oct. 15 to 28
Where: 1405 Anderson Street
Tickets: $26 at or 604-629-8849

Electric Company returns to Vancouver with Initiation Trilogy, a three-part experiential and physical journey that blends the quality of a mini-festival with the sense of privately receiving a gift made just for you...

by Marita Dachsel
Created with Kevin Kerr, Naomi Sider, and director Anita Rochon.
Starring Emma Lindsay, Wendy Morrow Donaldson, Jennifer Paterson, Haig Sutherland, and Colleen Wheeler. Animated with France Perras, Quelemia Sparrow and Adrienne Wong. 
Based on poetry collections by Marita Dachsel, Elizabeth Bachinsky, and Jennica Harper. Projection Design by Cande Andrade. Lighting Design by Jonathan Ryder.  Scenography by Naomi Sider and Pam Johnson.  Sound Design by Owen Belton.  Choreography by Natalie LeFebvre Gnam.  Stage Management by David Warburton with Assistant Stage Manager Stacy Sherlock and Apprentice Stage Manager Linsey Callaghan. Produced by Nathan Medd with Jessie van Rijn and Jennifer Swan.
Premiering October 15-28 2012 around Granville Island at the 25th Vancouver Writers Fest. Presented with Boca del Lupo's Micro Performance Series.  Supported by the BC Arts Council Innovations Program, the Vancouver Foundation, the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation, Ocean Construction, CMHC Granville Island, Resounding Scream Theatre, and the Dockside Restaurant.

Friday, September 28, 2012

I Don't Feel So Good

I Don't Feel So Good has arrived in the BookThug warehouse! This limited edition collection is comprised of material selected from the handwritten journals and notes of Elizabeth Bachinsky (A.K.A. me) from 1986-2012. Lines and passages were selected by the roll of a die and appear in the order the die saw fit. The BookThug catalogue says, "In blending confessional and procedural techniques with disjunctive chronology and random chance, this book explores and exacerbates possibilities of the narrative mode both within the text and for the reader. Not so much 'written' as 'received.'" OK! Proceeds from the sale of this book go to the Chris Reimer Legacy Fund Society, so please contact BookThug to order your copy as soon as possible. Apparently they are going fast. Lots of love. Liz xo

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Under-City: Writing The Suburban World

The Creative Writing Department at Kwantlen invites you to a day of panel discussions, workshops and readings on what it means to be a suburban writer or to write about the suburbs. I'll be reading tonight with David Chariandy Sept 27, 6pm, at the Cedar building at Kwantlen 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC. Come on out and hear  about the suburban Island Telly Savalas owned in the 80s, what it's like to behold the vistas of your hometown from the window of a commuter train, and what the teen moms at the Valley Fair Mall have been up to all these years. See you!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The March Hare, March 6-12 Newfoundland

Dear Newfoundlanders, I'm going on tour with the March Hare. So excited to be coming to Atlantic Canada. I've never been east of Montreal and I can't wait to see old friends and meet some new ones too. Look out St. John's, Cornerbrook and Gander. I'll be at the following venues (I'm reading at a Masonic temple even):

East Hare

Masonic Temple, St John’s
Wednesday 7 March, 8:00
Karl Parkinson, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Danielle Devereaux, Alexander MacLeod, Pamela Morgan, Donna Morrissey, Matthew Byrne, and Des Walsh

Eric’s Time

The Hotel Gander, Gander
Thursday 8 March, 7:00
Elizabeth Bachinsky, Kevin Blackmore, Gary Collins, Tom Dawe, Nuala Kennedy Trio, Sheldon McBreairty & Kenny Campbell, Karl Parkinson, Dave Paddon, Andrew O’Brien, Matthew Byrne, Craig Francis Power, and Leslie Vryenhoek.

Grenfell Reading

Memorial University, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook
Friday 9 March, 12:30
Elizabeth Bachinsky, Wayne Muggridge, Karl Parkinson

Pittman’s Fancy

The Legion, Corner Brook
Saturday 10 March, 8:00
Elizabeth Bachinsky, Stan Dragland, Matthew Byrne, Adrian Fowler, Alexander MacLeod, Donna Morrissey, Nuala Kennedy Trio, Andrew O’Brien, Dave Paddon, and the “new poet”

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Thrilliterate, Feb 24

Come say goodbye to Thrilliterate with me at Rhizome Cafe, Feb 24, 7:30pm and thank series curator Amber Dawn for five years of amazing fundraising.

The thrilLITERATE Reading Series has showcased some of Vancouver's most acclaimed queer and allied authors to raise funds for the women's literacy program at WISH, a drop-in centre for female survival sex workers in the Downtown Eastside. After nearly five years, organizer and host Amber Dawn is saddened, but ready to retire this community literary event, BUT NOT WITHOUT A FINAL FAREWELL!

Friday February 24 and Saturday 25! Two nights of poetry, storytelling and celebrating literacy as a basic human right!

Friday February 24 Readers include: Elizabeth Bachinsky, Afuwa Granger, Shana Myara, Donna Dykeman, Aaron Chan, Cathleen With, Antonette Rea and Tony Correia,

Saturday February 25 Readers include: Tash Wolfe, Larissa Lai, Terra Poirier, Sonnet L'Abbe, Crystal Sikma, Sigal Samuel and Amber Dawn

Rhizome Cafe, 317 E Broadway
Sliding Scale $5 - $20. 100% of the door goes to the WISH Learning and Literacy Program. Doors 7 pm. Show 7:30, both nights.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Trampoline Hall, January 29

Hi there. Been a while since I checked in here, but I should mention I'll be speaking at the Trampoline Hall lecture series later this month, a lecture series praised for its “eccentricity and do-it-yourself inventiveness” (The New Yorker) where none of the lecturers are experts on their subject. Vancouver's Trampoline Hall is hosted by Misha Glouberman and curated by Lee Henderson.

Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St. Jan. 29, 7 p.m. $24, 604-605-8284,