Public lectures and events

Lunch Poems

HARBOUR CENTRE READING CANCELLED. Stay tuned for details of an online poetry event.


Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD student at the University of Alberta, and a 2016 Rhodes Scholar who holds an MSt in women’s studies from the University of Oxford. In 2016, he was named one of six Indigenous writers to watch by CBC Books, and was the winner of the 2016 P.K. Page Founder’s Award for Poetry. His work has been published in Assaraus: A Journal of Gay PoetryDecolonizationRed Rising Magazinemâmawai-âcimowakSAD MagYellow Medicine ReviewThe Malahat ReviewPRISM International and The Next Quarterly.


Kim Trainor is the granddaughter of an Irish banjo player and a Polish faller who worked in the logging camps around Port Alberni in the 1930s. Her second book, Ledi, short-listed for the 2019 Raymond Souster Award, describes the excavation of an Iron Age horsewoman's grave in the steppes of Siberia. Her next book is Bluegrass. Her poetry has won the Gustafson Prize, the Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, and the Great Blue Heron Prize. This summer she will be participating in Art Song Lab 2020 in Vancouver, working with the composers Yi-Ning Lo and Marguerite Witvoet. She teaches in the English Department at Douglas College and lives in Vancouver, unceded homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.



Date(s): Wednesday, June 17, 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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