Lost Fleet Speaker Series: From Up on Poppy Hill and Leanne Dunic Poetry Reading

From Up On Poppy Hill

Sunday, April 15th, 11am at The Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street, Vancouver

$6 – Ages 13 & Under
$10 – Everybody Else

Co-scripted by anime master Hayao Miyazaki and directed by his son Gorō Miyazaki, this lovingly hand-drawn film from Studio Ghibli is a poignant, tender coming-of-age drama adapted from a 1980 manga. “Frankly stunning, as beautiful a hand-drawn animated feature as you are likely to see” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times). More info…


Poet Leanne Dunic reads from her new book 
To Love the Coming End

Thursday, April 19th at 7:30pm
Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Avenue in Vanier Park
Tickets $11.00

Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month with Leanne Dunic. Leanne is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, and writer. Her work has won several honours including the 2015 Alice Munro Short Story Contest.

In To Love the Coming End, a disillusioned author obsessed with natural disasters and ‘the curse of 11’ refl ects on their own personal earthquake: the loss of a loved one. A lyric travelogue that moves between Singapore, Canada, and Japan, this debut from Leanne Dunic captures what it’s like to be united while simultaneously separated from the global experience of trauma, history, and loss that colour our everyday lives.