Public lectures and events

Lunch Poems

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:00 PM

Laura Matwichuk's poems have appeared in literary journals in Canada and the U.S. and were selected twice for the Best Canadian Poetry anthology. She was a finalist for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and shortlisted for Arc Poetry Magazine’s Poem of the Year contest. Her debut collection, Near Miss, was published by Nightwood Editions in Spring 2019. She lives in Vancouver.     


Isabella Wang’s debut poetry chapbook, On Forgetting a Language, was published this year by Baseline Press. At 19, she has been shortlisted twice for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest, and she holds a Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry. Her poetry and prose have appeared in over 20 literary journals, including Contemporary Verse 2, Prairie Fire and carte blanche, and are forthcoming in the What You Need to Know anthology (The Hawkins Project, co-founded by Dave Eggers). She is an assistant editor at Room magazine and a research assistant for SpokenWeb, while also coordinating the bi-monthly Dead Poets Reading series at VPL and pursuing a double major in English and world literature at SFU.


Date(s): Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019, 12–1 p.m.

Location: Teck Gallery in SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Admission: Free

Related topic(s): Lunch PoemsCreative Writing




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