Tellers of Short Tales

RCLAS presents Tellers of Short Tales – Online Edition
Feature Author Carleigh Baker
Date: Thurs April 28, 2022
Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm

Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:50 PM Pacific Time

Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend.

OR
you can RSVP by email to secretary@rclas.com

The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited.

FREE ONLINE ZOOM EVENT. Everyone Welcome.

CARLEIGH BAKER is an author and teacher of Cree-Métis and European descent. She lives on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, and səl̓ilwəta peoples. Her debut story collection, Bad Endings (Anvil Press, 2017), won the City of Vancouver Book Award, and was also a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Emerging Indigenous Voices Award for fiction. She teaches creative writing at Simon Fraser University. Last Woman, a short story collection, and Mudlarkers, a novel, are forthcoming with McClelland & Stewart in 2023.
Website: https://carleighbaker.com/

RCLAS presents Tellers of Short Tales
– Online Edition
Feature Author Rachel Rose
Date: Thurs March 24, 2022
Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm

Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:50 PM Pacific Time

Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend.

OR

you can RSVP by email to secretary@rclas.com

The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited.

FREE ONLINE ZOOM EVENT.   Everyone Welcome.

Rachel Rose’s fiction debut, The Octopus Has Three Hearts, was published by Douglas & McIntyre in 2021, and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She is the author of four collections of poetry, including Marry & Burn, which received a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and was a finalist for a Governor General’s Award. Her memoir, The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World’s K9 Cops, was shortlisted for the 2018 Arthur Ellis award for best non-fiction crime book. A former fellow at The University of Iowa’s International Writing Program, she was Poet Laureate of Vancouver from 2014-2017.

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Tellers of Short Tales – Online Edition
Thurs April 28 6pm  – Feature Author Carleigh Baker
Thurs May 26 6pm – Feature Author Shashi Bhat

RCLAS presents Tellers of Short Tales – Online Edition

Feature Author P.W. Bridgman
Date: Thurs February 24, 2022

Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm
Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:50 PM Pacific Time
Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend.

OR

you can RSVP by email to secretary@rclas.com

The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited.

FREE ONLINE ZOOM EVENT.   Everyone Welcome.

P.W. Bridgman’s third and fourth books—Idiolect (poetry)and The Four-Faced Liar (short fiction)—were published in 2021 by Ekstasis Editions. They were preceded by A Lamb in 2018 (poetry, from Ekstasis) and Standing at an Angle to My Age in 2013 (short fiction, from Libros Libertad). Bridgman’s writing has appeared in, among

other outlets, The Maynard, The Antigonish Review,Grain, The Moth Magazine, The Glasgow Review of Books, The Honest Ulsterman, The Galway Review, LitroUK, LitroNY, and The High Window.

RCLAS presents Tellers of Short Tales – Online Edition

Feature Author Richard Toews
Date: Thurs November 25, 2021

Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm
Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:30 PM Pacific Time

Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend.

OR

you can RSVP by email to secretary@rclas.com

The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited.

FREE ONLINE ZOOM EVENT.   Everyone Welcome.

Richard Toews is the author of “The Confession,” and “The Quiet in the Land,” two novels exploring the Mennonite world within the larger world of Russia in a time of crisis: WW II and the Russian Revolution. Toews spent his academic years teaching at Simon Fraser University’s First Nations Institute in Kamloops. During his time at SFU, Toews focused his research on the nature of justice as a defensive wall against totalitarianism. Both of his novels are the result of his academic life. In addition to writing novels, Toews has written, produced and directed a short film, “The Prodigal,” (winner of a Gold Remi at the Houston International Film Festival).


RCLAS presents Tellers of Short Tales – Online Edition
with host Angela Kenyon
Feature Author  Leah Ranada
Date: Thurs Sept 23, 2021
Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm
Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:30 PM Pacific Time

Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend.
https://fb.me/e/2EWLdtloD
OR you can RSVP by email to secretary@rclas.com
You will be sent the zoom link via email or Facebook message.

The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited.

Leah Ranada’s stories have been published in On Spec, Room, Santa Ana River Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, emerge 2013, eastlit.com, and elsewhere.Born in the Philippines, she moved to Vancouver in 2006 and made writing her permanent home. She attended The Writer’s Studio (TWS) at SFU.


Her debut novel The Cine Star Salon is a graphic and engaging depiction of the importance of women’s work and the loyalties that connect friends across oceans. The Cine Star Salon marks the entry of a vital new voice in Canadian literature.

Release date: October 2021, pre-order from NeWest Press.

Website: leahranada.com

RCLAS presents Tellers of Short Tales

– Online Edition with host, Carol Johnson

Featured Cathy Stonehouse
Date: Thurs May 27, 2021

Time: 6:00 to 8:00pm

Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend.

OR you can RSVP by email to secretary@rclas.com

You will be sent the zoom link via email or Facebook message.

The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited.

Born and raised in the UK, Cathy Stonehouse has made her home for the past 30 years in East Vancouver, on the unceded, traditional Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. She is the author of a novel (The CausesPedlar Press 2019), two collections of poetry (Grace Shiver, Inanna 2011, and The Words I Know, Press Gang 1994), and one collection of short fiction (Something about the Animal, Biblioasis 2011). With Fiona Tinwei Lam and Shannon Cowan, she co-edited the creative nonfiction anthology Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queens University Press, 2008) and reviews fiction and nonfiction for a variety of literary publications; she also edited the literary magazine EVENT between 2000 & 2004. She has worked as an editor, typesetter, tutor, peer counselor, adult literacy and ESL instructor, and political organizer, and holds a BA (Hons) in English from Oxford University, an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and a Certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy from Langara College. Currently, she is a regularized faculty member of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s creative writing and interdisciplinary expressive arts programs, and freelances as an editor/manuscript consultant and workshop facilitator. She loves to draw and is rather fond of badgers.

Visit Cathy’s website http://cathystonehouse.com/

RCLAS presents Tellers of Short Tales
 – Online Edition with host, Carol Johnson
Featured Shawn Gale
Date: Thurs April 22, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend.

OR you can RSVP by email to secretary@rclas.com
You will be sent the zoom link via email or Facebook message.

The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited.

Shawn Douglas Gale is a Canadian screenwriter, an academic, and a critically-acclaimed author.

He is the author of the story collection The Stories That Make Us. He is also the author of the acclaimed fantasy series for all ages World of Dawn. He is working on developing it into film.

Gale’s many stories and articles have been published in anthologies and periodicals in the U.S. and Canada.

Gale is a member of Burnaby Writers’ Society, Royal City Literary Arts Society and the Writers’ Union of Canada.

Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up starting at 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Let us know on the Facebook event page if you would like to attend.

https://fb.me/e/3mwc2NEqW

 OR you can RSVP by email to secretary@rclas.com
You will be sent the zoom link via email or Facebook message.

The evening will include an Open Mic for short stories. Space is limited.

Born in Japan and now based in New Westminster, PJ Patten is a  graphic novelist, visual artist, tattoo artist and writer. He draws  inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of Haiga and Southern  California’s skate/surf/punk culture.   TOWER 25 is a 128 page graphic memoir about homelessness,  addiction, trauma and recovery.  Written and illustrated by PJ Patten, Tower 25 follows his journey  through homelessness, from living in a nice condo to sleeping in  bathrooms at the beach after losing everything to meth addiction.  This project engages with themes of addiction, trauma, responsibility and ultimately healing. It offers a first hand account of the struggles of being homeless and the challenges one is faced with trying to get off the streets.  


KT can be found online at www.northernlightsgothic.com and @KT_Wagner

Facebook link: https://fb.me/e/17bgKQ8Wn

Zoom room will open early for open mic sign up 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) .
Host: Carol Johnson
Let us know on the event page if you would like to attend.
You will be sent the zoom link OR you can email secretary AT rclas DOT com to rsvp.
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A program of monthly readings designed to engage fans of the short story genre with emerging and published short story writers.

Also, an open microphone will be available for writers who would like to share their stories.
The program is free for fans.
There will be a small token of appreciation for the features.