Naked Girls Reading presents
Naked Girls at the Movies
June 18, 2015

Naked Girls Reading presents… Naked Girls at the Movies. Host Vanity Feral is joined by her guests Misty Greer, Nite Mare and Riannaconda as they read from books made into movies.

Naked Girls Reading is the perfect unique live event: a monthly nude literary salon featuring readings by local burlesque luminaries, professional librarians, authors and other Naked Girls. Guests to the salon are invited to sip a drink and listen with their eyes wide open as full-frontal literature meets fine art in the intimate setting of Hot Art Wet City. See photos from past shows on the Naked Girls Reading Vancouver Tumblr >

“What did you get up to last Friday night? If you answered anything other than ‘went to Naked Girls Reading,’ you lose.” NBC New York

“Great literature stripped bare” Entertainment Weekly

“It did what a great reading should.”

“After the first thrill of the initial disrobing, the pleasure of seeing beautiful women undressed fades besides the sense of intimacy achieved from someone bearing both their body and their soul at the same time. It was a remarkable experience.”

Readers’ Choice Nominee, “Best NSFW Night 2012” Time Out New York

Naked Girls June 2015

Autumn Shift Festival
Sunday September 15, 2013

Hot Art Wet City is part of the 4th Annual Autumn Shift Festival on Main Street – a Mount Pleasant, family friendly event that celebrates sustainability, urban gardening, healthy living, art and community in Vancouver. Buy art from local artists Andrea Hooge, Rachael Ashe, Sean Karemaker, Russell Alton, Alice Vogelaar, Jenn Brisson, Josue Menjivar, Char Hoyt, and Mandy Tsung. Plus, check out a mini SNAG, the weekly live-painting and art-raffle that happens every Wednesday night at The Cobalt (917 Main). We’ll be featuring live painting by local talent, and the guy behind SNAG, Drew Young.

Along with the Hot Art Wet City artist area in the parking lot at Main and 7th, the festival also features a local farmer’s market and nursery, three stages including the main stage at Main Street and Broadway, free popcorn & cotton candy at Main Street and 8th Ave, various vendors and plenty of FREE children’s activities! There will also be a sausage BBQ cook-off at 2pm (a fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank) at Main Street and 7th Ave and a BLIM fashion show with Liveable Laneways at 4pm.

Autumn Shift Festival
Hot Talks: Kim Werker
May 21, 2013

Sometimes It Ain’t Pretty:
How the Painful Parts of Creativity Can Be Our Strongest Assets

No amount of you-can-do-it cheerleading can prepare us for the inevitable pitfalls inherent to creative exploration. We’re going to struggle, we’re going to stumble, we’re going to fall flat on our face. The thing is, everyone does. So rather than avoiding failure at all costs, I say we allow – or even force – ourselves to dig deep into it for a while. From an intimate understanding of our relationship with failure we can become stronger, more flexible, less afraid, and more adventurous.

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Kim Werker leads a project called Mighty Ugly, helping people of all sorts work through their discomfort so they can have more fun making stuff and generally being creative. Her book on the subject is due out in the spring of 2014. She works as a writer and editor from her Vancouver home, which is also home to a two-year-old, a mutt, and a post-doctoral researcher.

Kim Werker

Paul Anthony

Interview with Vancouver actor, comedian and host of live variety show Talent Time Paul Anthony
MUSIC: “Thinking about a Theme Song by Steve Bays” by Natalie Vermeer
INTERVIEW: Hilary Henegar
VIDEO & EDIT: Chris Bentzen

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