Thursday, October 30, 2008


Sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts
& the Creative Writing Program at Capilano University

The Fall 2008 OPEN TEXT series at Capilano University concludes on Thursday, November 6th, with a reading by Vancouver poet and public historian Wayde Compton.

November 6th
2:30 – 4 p.m. LB 194
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

WAYDE COMPTON is a Vancouver writer whose books include 49th Parallel Psalm, Performance Bond and Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature. He and Jason de Couto perform turntable-based sound poetry as a duo called The Contact Zone Crew. Compton is also a co-founding member of the Hogan's Alley Memorial Project, an organization dedicated to preserving the public memory of Vancouver's original black community. He is also one of the publishers of Commodore Books. Compton teaches in Simon Fraser University's Writing and Publishing Program, where he is a creative writing instructor in The Writer's Studio; he also teaches English composition and literature at Coquitlam College. He was Writer-in-Residence at SFU in 2007-08.

For info:
Reg Johanson
Convener, Creative Writing Program
Capilano University
604.986.1911 (2428)