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Lunch Poems at SFU: February 15
FREE Lunchtime readings the third Wednesday of every month featuring well-known and up-and-coming poets.
Wednesday, February 15, 2016
Teck Gallery, Main Floor
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St
JILLIAN CHRISTMAS was born and raised in Markham, Ontario. She currently lives on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam people (Vancouver, BC), where she serves as Artistic Director of Versəs Festival of Words. Jillian is an enthusiastic organizer and activist in the Canadian arts community, her focus being to increase anti-oppression initiatives in spoken word. She has participated in, developed and executed programs in partnership with Toronto Poetry Project, Wordplay, Brendan McLeod's Travelling Slam, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Opera, and the CULTCH Mentorship, and facilitated spoken word workshops for youth and adults across the country.
ELEE KRALJII GARDINER is the author of the book of poems serpentine loop (Anvil Press, 2016) and is the co-editor with John Asfour of V6A: Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012), which was shortlisted for the 2012 City of Vancouver Book Award. Her second book of poems, Tunica Intima (forthcoming 2018), has already been shortlisted for the Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Elee founded Thursdays Writing Collective, a non-profit organization of more than 150 writers in Vancouver. She is the editor of its eight published anthologies. She is originally from Boston and is a dual US/Canadian citizen. Her website is: www.eleekg.com
March 15: Peter Quartermain & Christine Stewart
Bring your lunch!