Portfolio – Margot Fedoruk

Black Rabbit 321 Selby St, Nanaimo, BC

Join us in the attic for our first event of 2023, featuring non-fiction author Margot Fedoruk and her memoir, Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives. Opening readers include Seth Scott and Hanna Macza.  

VIU Global Citizens Week Panel

Vancouver Island University 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, BC

Something to Write Home About: Sharing Stories of Here, There, and Everywhere  VIU Nanaimo Campus B356/R109 Join the CREW 431 Portal magazine class, and 4 of its contributors to the 2023 issue, for a panel discussion about the places we call home—Nepal, Chile, Brazil, India—and the ways in which those formative memories and cultures inform our essays, fiction, poems, and scripts. These works introduce readers to parts of the world delicately nuanced through personal introduction and contrast to, and commonalities with, the Canada we define through experiences both unique and universal. VIU's annual week-long event takes place from February 6-10 this year. For more information including the complete 2023 schedule of events, check out the Global Citizens Week page. Panelists Nittu Prasai Barbara Burgardt Verioska Solano Zeel Desai Moderator Seth Scott    

Beer & Burger + Silent Auction

VIUSU Pub VIU Students' Union Pub, 193-900 Fifth Street Lower Level, Nanaimo, BC

Bring your friends and family to the VIUSU Pub to grab a beer and burger—and maybe even some local goods—at our next fundraiser. Entry is free and all proceeds from the silent auction go to our annual issue coming this April!  Each $18 ticket includes one drink and one burger. Veggie burgers and non-alcoholic beverages are also available. Purchase your tickets via Portal students, at the door, or by contacting us by email at viuportal@gmail.com  


Portfolio – Frances Peck

Black Rabbit 321 Selby St, Nanaimo, BC

Join us in the attic for our Portfolio Reading Series! Our next event features fiction author Frances Peck, who will be reading selections from her debut novel, The Broken Places. Opening readers include Henry Osbourne, Nicole Kaastra, Liz Baltzer, and Alyssa Cunningham.

Portfolio – Tawahum Bige

Black Rabbit 321 Selby St, Nanaimo, BC

Join us in the attic for our 2023 Portfolio Series—our next event features Two Spirit author Tawahum Bige, who will be reading poetry from their debut collection, Cut to Fortress.