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Lunch Poems at SFU: April 18

April 18, 2018

FREE Lunchtime readings the third Wednesday of every month featuring well-known and up-and-coming poets.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Teck Gallery, Main Floor
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St

Joseph A. Dandurand is a member of Kwantlen First Nation located on the Fraser River about 20 minutes east of Vancouver. He resides there with his 3 children Danessa, Marlysse, and Jace. Joseph is the Director of the Kwantlen Cultural Center. Joseph received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied Theatre and Direction at the University of Ottawa. He recently published 2 books of poetry: I Want by Leaf Press (2015) and Hear and Foretell by BookLand Press (2015). His newest book of poems, The Rumour, will be published by BookLand Press in (2018).

Quickly growing Lutselk’e Dene poet, Tawahum Justin Bige resides on unceded Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish territory colonially-known-as Vancouver. Published in Red Rising MagazineOratorealis and Pulp Magazine, Tawahum’s poetry stokes the sacred fire of resurgence and decolonization on occupied Turtle Island. Their writing drops deep into the valleys of healing intergenerational trauma, up the rocky cliffs of reconnecting with culture and against the solid concrete city streets of colonization. With the help of the community believing in them, they’ve featured on stages including Talking Stick, Verses, and Drum-is-Calling festivals. In their 3rd year of studies toward a BA in Creative Writing at KPU in BC, Tawahum hopes to publish a book of poetry by his graduation in 2019. They invite you to join them on a journey that is both emotionally personal and deeply political.

Everyone Welcome. Bring your lunch!

Next Reading: May 16, 2018
Rachel Rose and TBA