Thursday, February 14, 2008


Sponsored by The Canada Council for the Arts
& the Creative Writing Degree Program at Capilano College

The Spring 2008 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano College continues on Thursday, February 21st, 2008 with a reading by Vancouver poet, novelist, and critic Larissa Lai:

Library 321 @ 12:30
Capilano College
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

LARISSA LAI is the author of two novels When Fox Is a Thousand (Press Gang 1995, Arsenal Pulp 2004) and Salt Fish Girl (Thomas Allen Publishers 2002). She holds a PhD in English from the University of Calgary. From January to June 2006, she was a Writer-in-Residence in the English Department at Simon Fraser University. She recently held a SSHRC Post-doctoral Fellowship in the English Department at the University of British Columbia, and is currently an Assistant Professor in Canadian Literature there. She is currently working on a sequel to Salt Fish Girl, a collection of long poems called automaton biographies, and a critical book called The "I" of the Storm about strategies of subject production. Forthcoming from LINEbooks is Sybil Unrest, a long poem in collaboration with Rita Wong.

"see them drudge
your sensitive ignorance
pressures mechanical
engines steam temperature's limit
we race clocks
labour abstracts more labour
cogs flash lights
in blue boilers they
repeat your fear
in mathematics of your own making"

-- from "Maria" (West Coast Line 44)

For info:
Roger Farr
604.986.1911 (2554)


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