Singapore Writers Festival - The Language of Loneliness
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Singapore Writers Festival - The Language of Loneliness

Sometimes you don't fit in, sometimes your characters don't. Sometimes it's hard to write into a void, other times the void can be your best muse and a writer's best friend. We ask writers how loneliness can be a generative state for creative work both in terms of theme and process, and how much loneliness is too much?

This session is made possible with the assistance of the High Commission of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts and the U.S. Embassy.

This event will be featuring Cyril Wong, Chelene Knight, and Min Jin Lee.



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Singapore Writers Festival - The Personal and The Powerful in Creative Non-fiction
Nov
9
2:30 PM14:30

Singapore Writers Festival - The Personal and The Powerful in Creative Non-fiction

  • National Gallery Singapore, Rooftop Studio 3 (map)
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When writing from our own true stories and experiences, how do we also ensure that the work remains both intimate and impactful to others? From personal essays to memoirs, Chelene Knight, author of award-winning memoir Dear Current Occupant, provides tips on weaving memories and ideas into a narrative that readers would want to read.

This session is made possible with the assistance of the High Commission of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

This event will be featuring Chelene Knight.


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Singapore Writers Festival - From Canada to Singapore
Nov
9
8:30 PM20:30

Singapore Writers Festival - From Canada to Singapore

We're multicultural, we're multilingual, we have red and white flags and great writers. In this Country Focus special, writers from Canada and Singapore share the stage as they read their work. 

This session is made possible with the assistance of the High Commission of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. It is part of Country Focus: Canada.

This event will be featuring Chelene Knight, Claudia Day, Kagiso Lesego Molope, Shazia Hafiz-Ramji, Darryl Whetter, Arianna Pozzuoli, Daryl Lim Wei Jie, Imran Hashim, and will be moderated by Lynn McDonald.

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Stratagem Conference - Diversity not Tokenism: Curating Radical Content
Sep
28
1:30 PM13:30

Stratagem Conference - Diversity not Tokenism: Curating Radical Content

The secret’s been out for a while - diversity improves business. But what happens when companies continually use diversity as a sales tactic that isn’t backed up by internal policy, inclusive hiring and respectful workplace environments? This panel of artists, curators, stylists and communications professionals will discuss moving beyond tokenism to create diverse branding that is accurate, inclusive, representative and genuine. Learn how to make sure the images, words and voices used to represent your brand uplift marginalized voices and are part of long-lasting and sustainable inclusion efforts.

This event will feature Chelene Knight, Jen Sungshine, Lydia Okello, and Mal Tayag.

Photo Credit: Cicley Blain Consulting


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Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
Aug
17
2:30 PM14:30

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

The Festival is pleased to present two extraordinary Canadian voices in conversation and performance.

Chantal Gibson is interested in art, colonization, social activism and the overlap between literary and visual art. Her multimedia art projects have been shown at various galleries across Canada. They call attention to the imperialist ideas that are embedded in everyday things—from text books to souvenir spoons. Her first book, How She Read, is an innovative collection of poems that tackle representations of Blackness, womanhood, betrayal and freedom.

Chelene Knight, a graduate of SFU’s Writer’s Studio, has been published in numerous publications and anthologies, including The Globe and MailToronto StarMaking Room and Black Writers Matter. She is the author of the poetry collection Braided Skin and the creative nonfiction memoir Dear Current Occupant, winner of the 2018 Vancouver Book Award, where she explores ideas of home and belonging by writing letters to the current occupants of her former residences.

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Richer, Deeper, Better: Inclusivity in Publishing Workshop - The Magazine Association of BC
May
23
9:00 AM09:00

Richer, Deeper, Better: Inclusivity in Publishing Workshop - The Magazine Association of BC

The Magazine Association of BC and the Association of Book Publishers of BC are committed to promoting greater inclusivity, diversity, accountability and accessibility in publishing, and fostering dialogue around these complexities inherent in trying to create positive change in these areas.

These one-day workshops, which will be held in Vancouver and Victoria, are intended to provide BC publishing professionals with an opportunity to inform themselves about different aspects of inclusivity, accountability, and respect in the workplace. The format will consist of four topics covered by industry experts, with opportunities for participant questions and discussion. Background reading material will be circulated prior to the workshops.

Join Chelene Knight and Jónína Kirton as they address cultural appropriation, Indigenization, and decolonization as it relates to publishing. They will examine how publishing professionals can become more aware of their own cultural biases and privileges, particularly when working with BIPOC and LGBTQ2SIA+ creators, creators from other underrepresented groups, and with culturally sensitive content.

This event is $20. Registration is required.

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Esi Edugyan: Washington Black - Toronto Public Library
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Esi Edugyan: Washington Black - Toronto Public Library

  • Bram & Bluma Appel Salon - Toronto Reference Library (map)
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Esi Edugyan is the internationally renowned author of Half-Blood Blues. Her most recent novel Washington Black is an original novel of slavery and freedom, which won the 2018 Giller Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. 

Hear Edugyan discuss her prize-winning novel Washington Black with Chelene Knight.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.


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MagNet - Canada's Magazine Conference - Arts & Literary Magazines Summit
Apr
25
8:45 AM08:45

MagNet - Canada's Magazine Conference - Arts & Literary Magazines Summit

  • The Courtyard Toronto Downtown - AL1 (map)
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Back by popular demand, this dynamic full-day event devoted to arts and literary magazine publishing in North America takes place during MagNet on Thursday, April 25, 2018.

This is an eight-hour deep dive into the inner workings of cultural magazine publishing from coast-to-coast. For those who work in the cultural magazine industry in Canada and the United States, this is your day! At the Summit, you will sharpen your skills, consider new ideas, share your knowledge, get actionable advice and form practical alliances with like-minded publishers.

Join Jessa Agilo, Cherie Dimaline, Chelene Knight, Margaret Lam, Kate Lesniak, Hal Niedzviecki, Nikki Shaffeeullah for this 8 hour event!


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Chelene Knight: Bring Me Back Home
Apr
6
2:00 PM14:00

Chelene Knight: Bring Me Back Home

  • Garry Oak Room, Fairfield Gonzales Place (map)
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Join us to hear Vancouver writer, editor, and literary festival organizer Chelene Knight discuss the idea of home, a key theme of her 2018 City of Vancouver Book Award-winning Dear Current Occupant. This event is in support of the sponsorship of a vulnerable young person. Admission is by donation, with a recommended donation of $20.

This event location is wheelchair accessible.

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Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference - How Literary Magazines Cultivate Meaningful Inclusivity
Mar
28
3:00 PM15:00

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Conference - How Literary Magazines Cultivate Meaningful Inclusivity

  • Oregon Convention Center - Level 1 - B116 (map)
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So you’re looking to publish a more diverse array of voices. Is your branding conveying unintentional biases? How do you broadcast a meaningful message of inclusivity? Our panel, comprised of editors of color from a variety of literary organizations, will describe how to build an infrastructure of inclusivity that considers staffing, mentorship opportunities, and editorial choices as well as other inward- and outward-facing strategies that will actively support and attract writers of color.

Join Jenn Scheck-Kahn, Andrew Jimenez, Joyce Chen, Chelene Knight, and Geeta Kothari as they discuss their ideas for a more diverse and inclusive literary magazine.


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Claiming Our Time  - New Westminster International Women's Day
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Claiming Our Time - New Westminster International Women's Day

Celebrate International Women's Day at the Columbia Theatre, on the traditional unceded territory of the Qayqayt First Nation and Coast Salish peoples for whom this land has been a gathering place since time immemorial.

This event will be in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmother's Campaign and Spirit of the Children Society.*

This event is hosted by the Glamoramas, Women on Wednesdays, & co**.

Our values are:

  • Intersectional feminism

  • Allyship

  • Reconciliation

  • Diversity

  • Inclusivity

  • Accessibility

We will list the full accessibilty of the venue soon.

*Ticket proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation and we will offer the opportunity to contribute funds to Spirit of the Children Society at the event.

**Incredible women in our community!

You can get tickets ($35) for this event here.

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Poetry Reading at the Emerald
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry Reading at the Emerald

Join Chelene along with Jordan Abel, Liz Howard, and Juliane Okot Bitek for an evening of poetry readings as a part of the CNCP Poetics and Conference.

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), Un/inhabited, and Injun (winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize). Abel’s latest project NISHGA(forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart in 2020) is a deeply personal and autobiographical book that attempts to address the complications of contemporary Indigenous existence and the often invisible intergenerational impact of residential schools. Abel is finishing off a PhD at Simon Fraser University, and he is currently teaching Indigenous Literatures and Creative Writing at the University of Alberta.

Liz Howard was born and raised in northern Ontario. She received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto. Her poetry has appeared on Canadian literary journals such as The Capilano ReviewThe Puritan, and Matrix Magazine. Her chapbook Skullambient was shortlisted for the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award. She recently completed an MFA in Creative Writing through the University of Guelph and works as a research officer in cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto.

Juliane Okot Bitek has never stopped exploring the power of narrative, focusing her essays, poetry and nonfiction work on political and social issues.  Her work has been published widely on-line, in print and in literary magazines such as Event, The Capilano Review, Room, Arc, Whetstone, Fugue, and recently anthologized  in Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ups, Downs, Ins & Outs of MarriageTransition: Writing Black CanadasGreat Black North; Contemporary African Canadian Poetry and Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them. Juliane’s 100 Days (University of Alberta 201) was shortlisted for several writing prizes including the 2017 Pat Lowther Award (League of Canadian Poets), 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC Book Prizes), 2017 Canadian Authors Award for Poetry (Canada Authors Association), Alberta Book Awards, Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry. 100 Days won the 2017 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award for Poetry and the 2017 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry.

Chelene Knight is the author of the poetry collection Braided Skin and the memoir Dear Current Occupant, winner of the 2018 Vancouver Book Award. Her essays have appeared in multiple Canadian and American literary journals, plus the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star. Her work is anthologized in Making RoomLove Me TrueSustenanceThe Summer Book, and Black Writers Matter. The Toronto Star called Knight, “one of the storytellers we need most right now.” In addition to her work as a writer, Knight is managing editor at Room, programming director for the Growing Room Festival, and CEO of #LearnWritingEssentials. She often gives talks about home, belonging and belief, inclusivity, and community building through authentic storytelling. Knight is currently working on Junie, a novel set in Vancouver’s Hogan’s Alley, forthcoming in 2020.


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#Frenzy Presents - Angie Thomas
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

#Frenzy Presents - Angie Thomas

Join Chelene as she interviews New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Angie Thomas as she discusses her new novel, On the Come Up, a story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free.

Tickets for this event are $26.00 (this includes the entrance fee and a signed copy of Angie’s book, On the Come Up)


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Chantal Gibson Book Launch - How She Read: Confronting the Romance of Empire
Feb
19
7:30 PM19:30

Chantal Gibson Book Launch - How She Read: Confronting the Romance of Empire

Join Chelene as she hosts the book launch for How She Read by Chantal GIbson.

Using genre-bending dialogue poems and ekphrasis, Gibson reveals the dehumanizing effects of mystifying and simplifying images of Blackness. Undoing the North Star freedom myth, Harriet Tubman and Viola Desmond shed light on the effects of erasure in the time of reconciliation and the dangers of squeezing the past into a Canada History Minute or a single postage stamp. Centrefolds Delia and Marie Therese discuss their naked Black bodies and what it means to be enslaved, a human subject of art and an object of science, while Veronica? tells it like it is, what it means to hang with the Group of Seven on the walls of the Art Gallery of Ontario amongst the lakes, the glaciers, the mountains and the dying trees. Supported by the voices of Black women writers, the poems unloose the racist misogyny, myths, tropes and stereotypes women of colour continue to navigate every day.

This event is free and open to the public


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On Being Black in Vancouver 2: Ladies Night - Reading Women in the City
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

On Being Black in Vancouver 2: Ladies Night - Reading Women in the City

What does it mean to be a Black woman in Vancouver? Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends—how do we read and write Black womanhood? 

Building on last year’s standing room only “Where are you really from?” event (curated by Chelene Knight), we are doing it again! Writers Chantal Gibson, How She Read, Chelene Knight, Dear Current Occupant, Juliane Okot Bitek, 100 Days, and a special guest present another unique artistic mash-up of stories on being Black in Vancouver.


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Vancouver Book Awards
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Vancouver Book Awards

  • Vancouver Public Library - 9th Floor (map)
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Four books that each reflect Vancouver's unique character and diverse culture have been selected as finalists for the 2018 City of Vancouver Book Award. Everyone is welcome to join the awards ceremony. The winner will be announced at the event, following an intimate conversation with authors and collaborators.

Spanning genres including poetry, long-form journalism, memoir, and anthology, the shortlisted books focus on connection and healing. The 2018 finalists are:

  • Chelene Knight for Dear Current Occupant (Book*hug), a genre-busting memoire of a childhood in precarious housing in 20 different homes in East Vancouver

  • Travis Lupick for Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City's Struggle with Addiction (Arsenal Pulp Press), a deep dive into the citizen-led advocacy that placed Vancouver at the vanguard of harm reduction

  • Erín Moure for Sitting Shiva on Minto Avenue, by Toots (New Star Books), a meditation on the impermanence of life and memory-especially in our fast-changing city

  • Rachel Rose, Ed for Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food (Anvil Press), a pairing of bold new voices with award-winning writers who serve us poems, memories, recipes, sumptuous photos, and interviews that satiate and satisfy

This event is free. Everyone is welcome.



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Human Rights and Equity Conference
Nov
30
2:45 PM14:45

Human Rights and Equity Conference

What does it mean to belong - to feel at home - as oneself - in one’s body – as part of a place. How does that belonging build and sustain community. And what happens when we feel like we don’t belong – what is that experience of not belonging - of feeling estranged as oneself – from one’s body – out of place and community.

Join in the annual Human Rights and Equity Conference for an engaging day of story-telling dialogue and reflection on the many meanings of belonging. Chelene Knight will be in attendance with David Diamond, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Lidia Yuknavitch!



 

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Tellers of Short Tales
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Tellers of Short Tales

The purpose of The Royal City Literary Society is to increase and broaden the understanding and knowledge of written and spoken word as art forms; to provide readings, features, performances, open-mics, workshops and critiquing opportunities for literary artists; to provide support for touring and presentations in the schools; to stimulate, encourage and facilitate the development of written and spoken word arts and activities; and to encourage both emerging and established writers in all genres.

Join Chelene and Lozan Yamolky for an evening of discussion on short stories that includes an open mic.

This event is free.


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AN EVENING OF POETRY, PROSE AND MUSIC - Heart of the City Festival
Oct
30
6:30 PM18:30

AN EVENING OF POETRY, PROSE AND MUSIC - Heart of the City Festival

The Carnegie African Descent Group and the Hogan’s Alley Society present an evening of poetry, prose and music with three prolific African Canadian poets who will read from their recent works with musical interludes. Guests include: poet Cecily Nicholson, recent administrator of Gallery Gachet and author of From the Poplars, winner of the 2015 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize; Chelene Knight, writer and editor, who is working on a novel set in Hogan’s Alley; Haitian Canadian spoken word poet Junie Désil who juggles writing with life; and musician, Brandon Mwanacocha, a Zimbabwean UBC student and mbira player who brings a unique touch to the world of poetry with live background tunes. Lama Mugabo is the host for the evening.

This event is free.


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The Things We Inherit - The Vancouver Writers Fest
Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

The Things We Inherit - The Vancouver Writers Fest

The lives of our parents are an inextricable stream running through our own, whether we like it or not. This brook of memories may include psychological trauma or complex interactions or the physical burden of unwell aging. Most often, it includes profound love. Four writers from varied backgrounds share the insights offered in their beautifully balanced, and intricate yet raw, memoirs that speak to family history and the lifelong task of unburdening ourselves from a yoke of family secrets or grief. Peter Gajdics (The Inheritance of Shame), Elizabeth Hay (All Things Consoled), Chelene Knight (Dear Current Occupant) and Lindsay Wong (The Woo-Woo) speak to the catalyst of some of the deepest joy and deepest grief we know: our parents.

This event is free or by donation.


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Politics and Prose - The Vancouver Writers Fest
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Politics and Prose - The Vancouver Writers Fest

Massive economic divides in our world’s wealthiest countries show that the system is broken. It’s evident as one walks along the streets of our most-celebrated cities and along the roads of our smallest towns; the gap between haves and have-nots continues to grow. As noted in John Freeman’s Tales of Two Americas, whether the cause of this inequality is systemic injustice, the entrenchment of racism, the war on drugs or our immigration policies, it endangers not only our ability to thrive, but our very lives. Freeman is joined by Waubgeshig Rice (Moon of the Crusted Snow), Chelene Knight(Dear Current Occupant) and Javier Zamora (Unaccompanied) as they share powerful stories that demonstrate how inequity and social divide have affected the masses and how boundaries are broken when experiences are shared.

Tickets for this event are $20.


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Dick Lit's Festival Edition - Wordfest Calgary
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Dick Lit's Festival Edition - Wordfest Calgary

Prove you’re the smartest person in the Imaginarium! Win big-league bragging rights and tasty beverages. All trivia questions are loosely inspired by a particular author’s work, but familiarity with the work is not required and will not necessarily increase your chances of winning. Be bold, be bright, be brainy!

Hosted by Richard Kelly Kemick, join authors Andrea Dorfman, author of Flawed, Chelene Knight, author of Dear Current Occupant, and Hana Shafi, author of It Begins with the Body, for an evening of literary fun.

Tickets for this event are $20.


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Bionic Women Writers - Wordfest Calgary
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Bionic Women Writers - Wordfest Calgary

As part of our commitment to promote fierce, fearless writing, we’re thrilled to bring back the Bionic Women Writers Showcase for the fourth year. From New Zealand to Ireland and Canada, women are redefining the limits of every literary genre.

Join Chelene Knight, author of Dear Current Occupant, Paula Morris, author of False River, Liz Nugent, author of Unraveling Oliver, and Katherena Vermette, author of River Woman, for this showcase of amazing woman writers.

Tickets for this event are $20.


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Real Vancouver September 2018 Literary Showcase
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Real Vancouver September 2018 Literary Showcase

Real Vancouver returns to the burgeoning Vancouver literary scene with another incredible night of great writing, great people, and excellent times. Hosted by Dina Del Bucchia and Sean Cranbury, join Lindsay Wong, Meghan Bell, Chelene Knight, Sara Graefe, Isabella Wang, and Molly Cross-Blachard for this literary showcase.

RVWS is a non-profit society based in British Columbia, Canada, that is dedicated to curating, marketing, and producing four literary reading events per year featuring great writers from Vancouver and beyond. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the BC Arts Council and our team of dedicated volunteers.

This event is free and will occur in the lower venue of the Russian Hall. The space is accessible, has accessible bathrooms, ramps/elevator, and wide doors.

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AfterWord
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

AfterWord

Room magazine invites you to join us for a free night of readings, conversation, food, and community. Thanks to a wonderful donor, Room magazine brings you AfterWord, a free reading that will take place immediately after the Word Vancouver Festival on Sunday September 30 at 6 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Native Education College.

Readers include Amber Dawn, Juliane Okot Bitek, Meagan Black, Jillian Christmas, Ivan Coyote, Sara Graefe, Jessica Johns, Andrea Macpherson, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Jaye Simpson, Mallory Tater, Andrea Warner, Isabella Wang, and Elaine Woo.

Book sales by Massy Books.

Photo credit: Joy Muriel (Indigenous Brilliance at the Native Education College, Growing Room 2018)


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This is My Story, Not Me - Victoria Festival of Authors
Sep
29
3:30 PM15:30

This is My Story, Not Me - Victoria Festival of Authors

  • GVPL Central Branch - Community Room (map)
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Ben Okri once said, “We live stories that either give our lives meaning or negate it with meaninglessness. If we change the stories we live by, quite possibly we change our lives.” Vancouver-based writer, Chelene Knight, uses a variety of forms, including essays and poems, to reflect on her childhood through a series of letters addressed to all of the current occupants now living in the houses she moved in and out of with her mother and brother in Dear Current Occupant. In spite of the traumas of his childhood, deep and mysterious forces handed down by his mother helped Darrel J. McLeod survive and thrive: Mamaskatch is a moving portrait of a family of strong personalities, deep ties, and the shared history that both binds and haunts them.Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, poetry, fiction, visual art, and film. Her latest memoir, I’m Afraid of Men, explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a woman. Join us for a discussion that explores these stories of resilience and how art can be an act of strength with Sonnet L‘Abbé, author of Killarnoe: Poems, as the moderator.

Tickets are $15. Students receive a 20% discount.


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Campus Program (WINNIPEG INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL - THIN AIR)
Sep
27
2:30 PM14:30

Campus Program (WINNIPEG INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL - THIN AIR)

  • Cross Common Room, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus, 108 St. John's Colleg (map)
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Join Chelene Knight, author of Dear Current Occupant and Dimitri Nasrallah, author of The Bleeds in an event that will feature two accomplished, innovative writers explore family, society, and politics in their probing, profound work.

This event is Free.


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Mainstage: Home is Where the ___ Is (WINNIPEG INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL - THIN AIR)
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Mainstage: Home is Where the ___ Is (WINNIPEG INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL - THIN AIR)

  • Manitoba Theatre for Young People (map)
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home (n.): The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.

World War I sailors from the Orkney Islands of northern Scotland never made it home. Karen Clavelle re-animates a maritime disaster in a virtual scrapbook of voices. Chelene Knight presents a fresh take on the memoir in her book addressed to the occupants of the places she lived with her single mother in East Vancouver. In the latest novel by Jim Nason, a grandmother and grandson form their own family, until the boy has to create his own way in the world. Dimitri Nasrallah portrays three generations of despots and the country they come to think of as their personal property. Thomas Trofimuk explores lies, truth, marriage, and the many different ways of telling a story. Who can you trust when your narrator is unreliable?

Featuring an improvised performance by Caity Curtis and Stephen Sim.

Tickets for this event are $12 or $10 with a pass.


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Afternoon Book Chat (Winnipeg International Writers Festival - Thin Air)
Sep
26
2:30 PM14:30

Afternoon Book Chat (Winnipeg International Writers Festival - Thin Air)

  • Atrium, Mcnally Robinson - Grant Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chelene Knight, author of Dear Current Occupant and Jim Nason, author of Spirit of a Hundred Thousand Dead Animals, will discuss how family, poverty, society, and self make up some of the territory of today’s writers, who use prose and poetry to reflect on the world around them in this Afternoon Book Chat.

This event is Free. No registration required.


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(In)Formed Panel - Fraser Valley Literary Festival
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

(In)Formed Panel - Fraser Valley Literary Festival

  • University of the Fraser Valley - Student Union Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fraser Valley Literary Festival features the diverse and vibrant literature of the Fraser Valley and Canada every September. This event will feature many amazing writers including Carleigh Baker, Billeh Nickerson, Renee Saklikar, Jane Silcott, Jen Sookfong Lee, and many more. 

Renee Saklikar, author of Listening to the Bees will moderate the (In)Formed panel of authors as they share their dialogue on writing and reading. Nicola Campbell, award-winning author of A Day with Yayah, Chelene Knight author of Dear Current Occupant, Kevin Spenst author of Ignite, Jen Currin author of the story collection Hider/Seeker will be taking part.

This event is Free for students (registration required) and $10 for the general public. 

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