Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Annharte Reading -- October 19th

Join us for a literary reading by NDN warrior and poet Annharte

What: Literary reading
When: Monday October 19th, 2:30-4 p.m.
Where: Cedar 231

Annharte, AKA Marie Annharte Baker, is an Anishinabe poet originally from Little Saskatchewan First Nation, Manitoba. She confronts the overlapping oppressions faced by Canada’s First Nations people in her writing, often by playing with Standard English and symbols from First Nations culture. She has also worked as a performance and visual artist, social worker, short-film director, and activist. Her most recent book of poetry is Indigena Awry -- her largest and wildest collection yet.

The poems in Indigena Awry are described as “a laser–eyed meander through contested streets filled with racism, classism, and sexism. Shot through with sex and violence and struggle and sadness and trauma, her work is always set to detect and confront the delusions of colonialism and its discontents.”

Annharte is the author of three previous poetry books, Being On the Moon (1990), Columbus Coyote Cafe (1995) and Exercises In Lip Pointing (2003), she also has a book of essays, AKA, out in 2012 from Capilano University Editions.

This event is co-sponsored by Emily Carr University of Art and Design and we are grateful for the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

All of our events are free, and everyone is welcome to come. 

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS (see post here):

DIY Chapbook-making and Author Promotion Workshop with SR Duncan
What: DIY chapbook-making and author promotion
When: Friday October 30th, 11:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Where: Cedar 120

Literary reading by poet, editor, and spoken word performer Leanne Simpson
What: Literary reading
When: Thursday November 12th, 11:30 a.m.  to 1 p.m.
Where: Kexwusm ayakn First Nation Student Center (Library 196)

Launch of the latest issue of THE LIAR!
What: The Launch of the latest issue of Capilano’s student-run literary magazine
When: Sun., December 13, 8 p.m.
Where: Café Deux Soleil, 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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