TRACING THE LINES:
A Symposium on Contemporary Poetics
and Cultural Politics to Honour Roy Miki
May 28th to 31st, 2008
Wednesday May 28: 7:30 PM
Studio 41, CBC Building, 775 Cambie Street (at West Georgia St)
Chair: Sophie McCall
Opening remarks: Michael Stevenson, President, SFU
Tom Grieve, Chair, Department of English, SFU
Reading by Roy Miki. Introduced by Daphne Marlatt
Reception: sponsored by The Department of English, SFU
Thursday May 29
DAYTIME events at the Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova (at Gore)
9:30 Welcome: Larissa Lai
9:40-11:00 REPRESENTATION AND COALITIONS(S).
Rita Wong (moderator)
Jeannette Armstrong, Scott Toguri McFarlane, Jamelie Hassan
11:00-11:30: REGISTRATION and coffee break
Christine Kim (moderator)
Monika Kin Gagnon, Phinder Dulai, David Fujino, Hiromi Goto
1:00-2:00: Lunch break
2:00-3:30: CONTEMPORARY POETICS.
Roger Farr (moderator)
Louis Cabri, the Sibyls, Mark Nowak
3:45-5:15: EDITORIAL ACTIVISM.
Glen Lowry (moderator)
Michael Barnholden, Jacqueline Larson, Wayde Compton, Walter K. Lew
EVENING 8:00 PM Anza Club, 3 West 8th (between Main & Cambie)
Gala launch/reading of West Coast Line, The Roy Miki issue.
Edited by Fred Wah, featuring work by Miki's friends, compatriots, former students and colleagues: George Bowering, Jacqueline Larson, Daphne Marlatt, Garry Thomas Morse, & many many more. Cash Bar. Sponsored by West Coast Line and The Kootenay School of Writing.
Friday, May 30
DAYTIME program at Firehall Art Centre, 280 East Cordova (at Gore)
10:00-11:30: POLITICS OF THE IMAGINATION.
Ashok Mathur (moderator)
Susan Crean, Jeff Derksen, Marwan Hassan, Marie Annharte Baker
11:30-11:45: coffee break
11:45-1:15: ART OF REDRESS.
Kirsten Emiko McAllister (moderator)
Cindy Mochizuki, Baco Ohama, Grace Eiko Thomson, Mona Oikawa
Tara Lee (moderator)
Alessandra Capperdoni, Nicole Markotic, Mark Nakada, Jerry Zaslove
4:15-4:30: Closing remarks by Jacqueline Larson
4:30-5:30: cash bar
EVENING: 8:30 PM Party at Ashok Mathur's house
Saturday, May 31
7:30 PM at St John's College, 2111 Lower Mall, UBC
"'i have altered the tactics to reflect the new era':
Intellectuals, Accountability, and Politics"
by Smaro Kamboureli
Introduced by David Chariandy
Discussion, reception and book display to follow
For program details and other information, see <http://tracingthelines.net>