January 17, 2005 Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry Night poster

Here is the 2005 poster for Gung Haggis Fat Choy World Poetry Night.

January 17, 2005, 7pm Monday evening.

Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver – Alice Mackay Room

Featured poets are:

Fred Wah, winner of Governor General's Award for Poetry for his collection “Waiting for Sasketchewan”, writer of 17 books including “The Diamond Grill” a bio-fiction work of prose poem examining growing up mixed race in a Chinese cafe in Prairie Canada.  Fred is a retired English professor from University of Calgary, and is the self-described son of a Canadian born Scottish-Chinese-Irish father and a Swedish born Canadian mother.

Dugald Christie, born in Scotland, winner of World Poetry Series Lifetime Achievement Award.

Shirley Sue-A-Quan, born in China, writer, jounalist.

Joe McDonald, born in Canada of Scottish ancestry, singer/songwriter and player of bagpipes, keyboards and harmonica.

Hosts are Todd Wong (5th generation Chinese Canadian and creator of Gung Haggis Fat Choy), Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica (respectively born and raised in Canada and Chile).


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