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Crime Pays Fundraiser for the Federation of BC Writers

Monday, March 9th, 2009 — 5:41pm PDT
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On Monday March 16th the Federation of BC Writers along with the Shebeen Club are hosting the Crime Pays fundraiser at the Vancouver Police Museum.

Photo credit: omoo on Flickr

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, surrounded by instruments of murder and mayhem in the cozy confines of the police museum? 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. [Raincoaster]

When: Monday, March 16th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Vancouver Police Museum, 240 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Info: Tickets are $20, there will be refreshments, and prizes galore.

One of the best parts is the recommended 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“.

Sponsorship and other inquiries can be conducted through Lorraine over at Raincoaster.


  1. raincoaster says:

    Thanks so much, Rebecca! We really appreciate your support.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you there; it’s going to be a lot of fun. Definitely the only Poetry Brothel taking place this year in Western Canada, and the bachelor/ette auction looks to be a riot as well. If I do say so myself. And I always do.

  2. Dave McGowan says:

    I doubt we can make it happen by the 16th but send me an address and I’ll send you 10 copies of my latest novel that you can sell with the proceeds going to the Fed. of BC Writ.
    It’s somewhat fitting concidering your location on the 16th. ‘Partners’ contains a fictionalized account of the murder of a BC Provincial Policeman and the subsequent ‘solution’ for the assassin.

  3. raincoaster says:

    Looks like we’ve locked in Kris Krug, Irwin Oostindie, Caroline MacGillivray and Emme Rogers as dates to be auctioned! Should be a great time.

  4. Emme says:

    Yes – looking forward to being auctioned off. Just wish I was I there to see it all happen. Looks like the night should be a blast!

  5. raincoaster says:

    Some of the dates are still up for grabs till Monday at And we are doing it all again in May, probably May 1st, in fact, International Worker’s Day. Because a writer with paid work is a happy writer!

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