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“After reading the first few pages of honest, vivid, captivating, tragic, hilarious writing, we want to make friends with Robin Pacific and follow her forever. We go back and forth with the narrator, as she survives all manner of experiences – and men – and emerges, through New Age spirituality, hippiedom, Communism, breakdowns, theatre, artmaking, motherhood, and widowhood as a calm, devoted Anglican.”
–Beth Kaplan, Midlife Solo


An Archaeology of the Self

By Robin Pacific

Skater Girl is a collection of intensely personal essays. Themes of art, spirituality, and social justice run like a current through the book. Further, ideas about aging, loss, and mortality colour many of the essays. The book is about the formation of Robin Pacific's many selves: artist, writer and spiritual director.

Available April 1, 2024. Pre-order now!

Guernica group launch: Sunday, April 21, 3:30-6:30 at the Supermarket Bar and Variety, 268 Augusta Ave.


Solo launch and art installation:Thursday June 6, 6:30-8:30, Gallery 1313,

located at 1313 Queen St. W.


Book signing and hors d'eouvres by Chef Matthew Kennedy


Art installation continues until June 16th.

Hours: Wed.-Sat. 1-5pm;

Sun. 1-4pm



Some of the SKATER GIRL essays:

  • Running an extortion racket at eight at the Vancouver Kerrisdale Arena

  • My mother’s near fatal stroke; my near fatal car accident.

  • Being a Marxist feminist with a capitalist father who routinely sexually harassed his female employees

  • Why Mark Rothko’s paintings make me cry.

  • How I didn’t become a Maoist.

  • When words transformed into 3D objects, launching my artistic career.

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