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Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street

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EMMA TALKS WITH VIVEK SHRAYA AND ANOUSHKA RATNARAJAH

October 01, 2018
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SOLD OUT

Details

When: Mon, Oct 1, 2018. 
Reception 6:00 p.m. 
Talks at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

At this time, the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is only accessible via the Cordova Street courtyard entrance. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 778-782-9223 or via email at sfuw@sfu.ca.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and EMMA Talks

Please join us for the tenth EMMA Talks with writer and facilitator Vivek Shraya and artist and organizer Anoushka Ratnarajah! This EMMA event is also the Vancouver book launch for Vivek's new book, I'm Afraid of Men.

The core purpose of EMMA Talks is to bring important stories by women identified* writers, activists, thinkers, storytellers, makers and doers, from the periphery to the public. Together their stories will build a powerful and engaging collection of talks, celebrating and building on the conversations, imaginings, and hard work of so many individuals, communities and movements, which will lead to a creative cross-pollination of ideas.

The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a pre-talk reception, where there will be light snacks and a cash bar. The Talks will begin at 7 p.m. sharp and will be followed by a 30 min social gathering and book signing (come for 6 p.m. to meet everyone!). 

Both social gatherings will be in place of a Q&A and will allow for folks to meet one another, to converse and share thoughts from the talks.

including two spirited, trans and gender non-conforming folks.


Speaker Bios

Vivek Shraya is a Toronto-based artist whose body of work includes several albumsfilms,and books. Her first book of poetry, even this page is white, won a 2017 Publisher Triangle Award and was longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads. Her debut novel, She of the Mountains, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s Best Books, and her first children’s picture book, The Boy & the Bindi, was featured on the National Post Bestseller List. Vivek has read and performed inter­nationally at shows, festivals and post-secondary institutions, including sharing the stage with Tegan & Sara. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached and the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books.

A four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, and has received honours from Toronto Arts Foundation and The Writers’ Trust of Canada.

 

Anoushka Ratnarajah is a queer, mixed race femme of Sri Lankan and British ancestry, and an interdisciplinary and transnational artist and arts organizer. She has worked as a producer, performer, writer, facilitator and arts organizer with cultural and arts organizations in Vancouver, Montreal and New York.

Anoushka is invested in creating and supporting work that shines a light on histories and contemporary stories that are underrepresented in mainstream theatre and performance, and in collaborating and creating work with other women artists of colour, other queer and femme artists, and *trans artists. Anoushka’s solo written and performance work focuses on her queer, femme, mixed race body and identity as a site of contradiction, marked by histories of violence and silence, but also a canvas for play, questioning and empowerment.

She is an associate artist and producer with Kalik Arts, an interdisciplinary arts company and spaceship that forefronts the work of queer and trans people of colour in theatre, film, digital media and literature. She is also an associate artist and facilitator with Shapeshift Arts, which provides arts-based anti-oppression workshops for artists and non-artists alike. Anoushka is the co-Artistic Director at Out On Screen, which produces the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Anoushka has been a fellow with The Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics and Voices of Our Nation Arts. She has a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and an MA in Arts Politics from NYU.


ACCESS INFO:

We strive to create (with you!) a social, financial, environmental and physically accessible space. We recognize that a complex and nuance access is always emergent and fluid, and we welcome your feedback.

Due to a lobby renovation project, the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is only accessible via the Cordova Street courtyard entrance at this time. There are stairs and an accessible ramp leading up to these doors. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 778-782-9223 or via email at sfuw@sfu.ca.

  • The route to the World Art Centre and other Cinemas are accessible, elevators, wide corridors.
  • World Art Centre has unfixed seating.
  • Most events will provide free food (see event details)
  • Bathrooms on the second floor are gender neutral.
  • These events are for all ages. We are unable to host a childcare option on these premises
  • We will have our own hospitality ushers meeting folks on Hastings.
  • There will be a sign language interpreter on stage.
  • Scent-reduction* please refrain from wearing perfume and other scented-body products.
  • EMMA Talks (both the live and the digital formats) will be professionally produced, accessible monologues.
  • Here are all the ways to get here.

Please contact us with any access needs at access@emmatalks.org

*we acknowledge that this is not straight forward and that generally it can cost a lot more money to be scent free… so, we are happy to talk further about how to combat this together.

VIDEO RECORDING:

This EMMA Talk will be videotaped* and shared on the EMMA Talks website. If you do not wish to be filmed and/or recorded, please sit in the designated "no-filming" areas in the space. Otherwise, look for your smiling face on emmatalks.org in a couple weeks! Please take a moment to read the filming disclaimer.


Find out more about the work of our partners & join the online discussion in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement Facebook group!


Admission

SOLD OUT

Details

When: Mon, Oct 1, 2018.
Reception 6:00 p.m.
Talks at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.

At this time, the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is only accessible via the Cordova Street courtyard entrance. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 778-782-9223 or via email at sfuw@sfu.ca.

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and EMMA Talks

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