Small Gods Storyteller Series, vol. 8

Posted on December 29 2023, By: Christopher Bjerrisgaard

Small Gods Storyteller Series, vol. 8

An evening of literary readings, featuring local writers andrea bennett and Cedar Bowers, as well as visiting writer Emi Sasagawa!


andrea bennett is a National Magazine Award–winning writer and senior editor at The Tyee who lives in the Ayjoo mixw area of what is currently known as Powell River, B.C. Their previous book, Like a Boy but Not a Boy: Navigating Life, Mental Health, and Parenthood Outside the Gender Binary (Arsenal Pulp Press), was a CBC Books’ pick for the top Canadian nonfiction of the year. Their most recent book is the berry takes the shape of the bloom (Talonbooks).

Cedar Bowers' short fiction has been published in Joyland, Taddle Creek, and The Malahat Review. ASTRA, her debut novel, was nominated for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. With her two children, she divides her time between Galiano Island and Victoria, Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen speaking people, the unceded territory of W̱SÁNEĆ, Penelakut, Hwlitsum Nations, and the ceded territory of the Tsawwassen First Nation.

ASTRA will be read as the Small Gods Book Club pick for the February 28th, 2024 discussion. Please register through EventBrite if you would like to attend this discussion!

Emi Sasagawa is a settler, immigrant and queer woman of colour, living and writing on the traditional, ancestral and stolen territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Selilwitulh Nations. Her debut novel Atomweight, by Tidewater Press, explores identity and belonging through the lenses of mixedness, queerness, oppression and privilege, inviting reflection on the space we take up in the world, and the purpose of our existence. Emi is a graduate of TWS at Simon Fraser University, and is currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC.

Atomweight will be read will be read as the Small Gods Book Club pick for the January 31st, 2024 discussion. Please register through EventBrite if you would like to attend this discussion!

A limited number and selection of books by the authors may be for sale after the event. We recommend you bring cash if you intend to purchase books but some authors may also use Interac e-transfer. Please feel free to bring any books you may own by any of the authors should you like to have them sign them after the readings!

Priority Reserved Seating is available for sale through EventBrite. These reserved seating tickets will provide the closest proximity to the readers. General Admission Tickets be available at the door on the night of the event but seating is not guaranteed.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event has communal seating, so singles and smaller groups may be seated together. For more information, email Sierra at before you purchase tickets.

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