Public lectures and events

CANCELLED - Lunch Poems

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:00 PM

Joanne Arnott is the author of eight books, including six books of poetry, one non-fiction and one children's illustrated. Her collection of talks and short non-fiction, Breasting the Waves: On Writing & Healing (1995), exhibits a range of forms, from melancholy letter to opinion piece to creative non-fiction story. Her essays and poetry appear in numerous anthologies, including Salish Seas: an anthology of text + image (2011), Double Lives: Writing & Motherhood (2008) and By, For, and About: feminist cultural politics (1994). As a teacher-facilitator Joanne incorporates peer counselling and storytelling approaches into workshops and coursework. She invites writers to share what they know and to use these shared perspectives as the foundation for further refinements in their writing.

Michael Mirolla is the author of a clutch of poetry collections, novels, short story collections, and plays. He is a three-time winner of the F.G. Bressani Literary Prize. His novel Berlin was a finalist for the Indie and National Book Awards. The short story “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology and “The Sand Flea” was a Pushcart Prize nominee. His work has been translated into Italian, Latvian and Macedonian. He will be serving as the Writer in Residence at the Historic Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver from November 2019-January 2020; and in May 2020, a symposium on the works of Michael, featuring scholars and writers from across Canada, will be taking place in Toronto. Born in Italy and raised in Montreal, Michael now lives in Hamilton, Ontario.  

Date(s): Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 12–1 p.m.

Location: Teck Gallery (main floor) at SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Admission: Free

Related topic(s): Creative Writing



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