Keith Jones

Keith Jones, creator of Catland Empire and Bacter-Area, is one of Canada’s preeminent underground comics artists. He publishes books with Drawn & Quarterly and Koyama Press, his work has appeared in the comics anthologies Ganzfeld, Kramer’s Ergot, Monster, and has been featured on McSweeney’s cover and album covers for Hot Hot Heat among others.

Reading and Interview with Lee Henderson


Open Space
510 Fort Street

Reading at UVic


UVic Fine Arts Building
Room 209
Space is limited.

For over forty years, Open Space has been curating literary events, hosting writers such as Al Purdy, Ted Hughes, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, P.K. Page, Erin Mouré, bill bissett, Susan Musgrave, Fred Wah, Ken Babstock, Al Moritz, Sina Queryas, Jan Zwicky, Don McKay, Xi Chuan, Dionne Brand, Nora Young, Lisa Robertson, Sylvia Legris, Tomasz Różycki, and hundreds of others.

Open Word: Readings and Ideas is a valuable literary series for the Victoria community, and has brought numerous acclaimed writers and thinkers to present their work here in Victoria, British Columbia, from all around the world. Your donations help Open Space keep these events free and open to everyone in our community.