VISFF Tickets Now On Sale:

Tickets for the 8th annual Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) are now on sale. This year’s festival will be comprised of 14 films, 12 minutes or less in length, created by talented local filmmakers of all levels of experience from Vancouver Island. The festival is a juried event, and the judges, as well as the shortlist of participants, can be viewed at <>. VISFF will take place in the Malaspina Theatre (bldg. 310), on Feb. 1 and 2. The first night of the festival will feature a question and answer period after screenings of the films, and audiences will have a chance to interact with the artists who submitted their works. Winners will be announced during the second night of the festival, with cash prizes awarded to the winning filmmakers. Students can purchase tickets for a discounted rate of $10 per night at the campus location of the Nanaimo Art Gallery (bldg. 330). Valid student I.D. must be presented at the time of purchase. Regular price tickets are $15 per night and can be purchased online at <>, at the Nanaimo Arts Council in Nanaimo North Town Centre (4750 Rutherford Rd.), or at House of Indigo Boutique (6 Church St., Nanaimo). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the proceedings begin at 7 p.m.

Steve Price:

The Poetry of Omens

The next instillation in the Poets on Campus series at VIU, scheduled for Monday Jan. 28, features Steven Price, an award winning novelist and poet who studied, and now teaches, at the University of Victoria. Price will read partly from The Anatomy of Keys, his poetic biography of Harry Houdini, published in 2006. Price has also published a novel, Into that Darkness in 2011, and his second book of poetry, Omens in the Year of the Ox, was released in 2012. The reading will take place in the Log Cabin (bldg. 365) on the VIU Nanaimo campus, from 5–6 p.m. A question and answer period will follow the reading, and tea and cookies will be provided. Admission is free and all are encouraged to attend.

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