Writers reading for Library Workers 1pm Wed, Thurs + beyond

Writers reading for Library Workers 1pm Wed, Thurs + beyond

Hi everybody.  Here are the newest authors and writers to come to my
reading series for library workers and the public, at Library Square. 
Past authors and writers have included Terry Glavin, Stand Persky,
Chuck Davis, Tom Sandborn, Daniel Gawthrop, Hiromi Goto and the World
Poetry collective.

Lined up this week are:

Wednesday, Sep 5th
Fiona Tinwei Lam
author of “Intimate Distance” poetry collection
finalist for the 2003 Vancouver Book Award
Fiona
was born in Scotland of Chinese ancestry, and came to Canada at an
early age.  She has Her work has been published in The New Quarterly,
Descant, Event, Grain, The Malahat Review, Quarry, The Antigonish
Review, Contemporary Verse II, and Canadian Literature. Her poems have
also been anthologized in A Room at the Heart of Things (Vehicule, 1999), Swallowing Clouds, an anthology of Chinese Canadian poetry (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1999), and Vintage 2000 (Ronsdale 2000).  Her debut book of poetry, Intimate Distances explores childhood, family death, relationships and
childbirth.

Thursday, Sep 6th
Rita Wong
author of “Monkey Puzzle”
winner of the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop emerging artist award.
Rita is now an Assistant Professor in Critical and Cultural Studies at the Emily Carr Institute.
Her work investigates the intersections and relationships between
decolonization, social justice, gender, racialization, labour,
migration, and contemporary poetics.


(date to be confirmed)
George McWhirter??? (possible)
Author of Queen of the Sea :
Poems
Catalan Poems, Eyes to See Otherwise.  He is also professor emeritus of the UBC Creative Writing Department where he was department head from 1983 until 1993.  On March 8, 2007, Prof. McWhirter was named the inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Vancouver – an
honourary two-year term, as a champion for poetry, language and the
arts, and create a unique artistic legacy through public readings and
civic interactions.

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