David James Brock

Theatre, Opera, Poetry, Film

David James Brock is a Canadian writer of opera, theatre, poetry, and film.
Author of poetry collections Everyone is CO2 and Ten-Headed Alien.
Co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera for cystic fibrosis.

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Panel (Victoria): We Are the Weirdos, Mister @ Victoria Festival of Authors

  • GVPL Central Branch | Community Room 735 Broughton Street Victoria, BC, V8W 3H2 Canada (map)

How does a writer know what form their writing should take? A poem, short story, a play, lyrics, opera, a personal essay, a hybrid? The divisions of genre make it easy for marketers, but more frustrating for writers wanting to bust out of the mold. Often writers work in many genres, borrowing from one as they write in another. As cross-genre writing moves into literary territory, we see sad monsters in modern gay bars, an alien invading the landscape of poetry, hilarious small-town crime fiction where the protagonist is a young woman, and even many literary forms used within one work. As Canlit weirdos and writers who remix and defy genres Daniel Zomparelli, David James Brock and Dina Del Bucchia will talk about the limits of genre, and how it can inform their creative process.

Full Event details here.



Earlier Event: September 25
Reading (Winnipeg): Mainstage Poetry Bash
Later Event: May 23
Opera (Toronto): Pandora