Crime Pays: Fundraiser for the Federation of BC Writers
Monday, March 16, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Vancouver, British Columbia
What: a wicked good fundraiser for the Fed
When: Monday, March 16th, 6-9pm
Where: The Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Why: it would be criminal to miss this party!
Come help the Fed celebrate 32 years of getting away with murder. Whether infiltrating schools, divvying up swag, or distributing subversive publications, the Federation of BC Writers has been operating unchecked in our province for decades.
Do you enjoy the vicarious thrill of rubbing shoulder pads with the Lost Literati of the Wild West? Do you have what it takes to make your bones as a Fed member? There's only one way to find out! Come out to the party and make us an offer we can't refuse.
This arresting experience will feature Western Canada’s first Poetry Brothel (five bucks buys a love poem read to you by a sexy stunner) as well as a Guys and Dolls date auction, so bring your chequebook! Our lineup of lads and lovelies will show the winning bidders the times of their lives, thanks to generous sponsorship from premier local entertainments.
Admission: $20 minimum donation includes a drink and appetizers.
Dress code: Trenchcoat and fedora, deerstalker and cape, jailhouse stripes, uniforms, Bond Villain suits or femme fatale slinkwear all optional but encouraged. Attitude absolutely mandatory.
Raffle prize donations, bribes, and sponsorship applications very welcome: please email lorraine.murphy at Gmail dot com. Anything related to crime or the theme of noir is particularly welcome, eg detective books, Martini glasses, etc, or anything black or white.
If you'd like to perform a reading of some of your dark material, please contact me as well and we can make arrangements.
The Crime Pays fundraiser will be our Shebeen Club meeting for the month of March, so I hope to see everyone there, dressed fabulously and behaving infamously!
When & Where
Federation of BC Writers
The Federation of BC Writers is one of the largest writers associations in Canada with over 650 current members. The Federation is the voice of writers in BC—supporting, developing, informing and promoting writers while fostering a community for writing throughout the province. Along with established and emerging writers, the Federation of BC Writers includes those who have an interest in the works of our talented authors and in the resources and programs we offer.