Ricepaper Haiku Death Match
Sunday, 3:00-3:30pm @ Ricepaper Magazine Booth in Community Booth Section
Register to compete at the Ricepaper booth on Saturday or Sunday
You’re invited to join and compete in the Ricepaper Haiku Death Match. You’ll compete in a tournament style competition — writing only haikus! Winning haikus will move up the tournament rankings and eventually will be Haiku champion. All works will be published on RicepaperMagazine.ca but only one winner will be crowned and receive the Ricepaper Haiku Death Match trophy.
SHISHOSETSU LITERARY READINGS curated by Leanne Dunic:
Sunday, 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova Street)
Before the wave of “New Narrative” swept the west coast with its confessional-styled prose, the Shishosetsu (also known as Watakushi Shosetsu or I-novel) emerged in the early part of the 20th century in Japan . The genre is distinguished by self-revealing narrative with the author as the central character, allowing for the author to enter their narrative on an intimate level. The reader may then question the boundary between fiction and non-fiction.
For this year’s Powell Street Festival, three authors were selected to interpret the shishosetsu in their own way, while considering the theme of this year’s festival: roots. The authors are Sally Ito (Manitoba), Lydia Kwa (British Columbia), and Marie Mutsuki Mockett (New York). Each author has written a piece exclusively for the Powell Street Festival, which we have then adapted into the chapbook available at the Festival. Excerpts from these chapbooks will be featured inRicepaper magazine, and there will be a reading in a salon-style gathering, with a post-reading Q & A session.
Limited edition chapbooks edited by Leanne Dunic with writings by Sally Ito, Lydia Kwa, and Marie Mutsuki Mockett will be available for sale at the Powell Street Festival Sales booth or at the Literary reading on Sunday August 3rd, 1:30-2:15pm, Firehall Arts Centre.
Curator: Leanne Dunic
Leanne Dunic is a multi-disciplinary artist and a writer of music, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. She is a graduate of SFU’s The Writer’s Studio, where she focused on poetry and lyric prose. In her previous lives, Leanne owned businesses in the music and fashion industries. She is currently a mentor at SFU’s Southbank Writers’ Program, and the singer/guitarist of the band Luck Commander.
Lydia Kwa (contributor)
Marie Mutsuki Mockett (contributor)
Sally Ito (contributor)