June 2018 - Chelene Knight and Jacqueline Turner

June 20, 2018

Chelene Knight was born in Vancouver and is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at SFU in multiple genres. In addition to being a workshop facilitator for teens, she is also a regular literary event organizer and host. She has been published in various Canadian and American literary magazines and anthologies. Chelene is currently the managing editor at Room magazine. Braided Skin, her first book (Mother Tongue Publishing, March 2015), has given birth to numerous writing projects including her second book, Dear Current Occupant (BookThug, March 2018). She has judged various book and magazine prizes including the 2017 Vancouver Writer’s Festival Contest. Chelene is now working on a novel set in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver in the 1930s-50's known as Hogan's Alley.

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Jacqueline Turner has published four books of poetry with ECW Press: The Ends of the Earth (2013), Seven into Even (2006), Careful (2003), and Into the Fold (2000). Her current poetic work, Flourish, focuses on persistence and the perpetual and an untitled book of essays on the new nostalgia (among other subjects) and accompanying installations is in the works. She was Queensland’s inaugural poet-in-residence at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane and an artist-in-residence on the island of Tasmania. She is a lecturer at Emily Carr University of Art + Design where she is currently implementing a new creative/critical writing curriculum.

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