The SFU English Department is proud to present the 2017 Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer in Residence at Simon Fraser University, Cecily Nicholson. Please join us at 7:30 pm, Thursday, January 19, 2017, for a reading and reception in room 1420 at SFU Harbour Centre, on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
Cecily Nicholson is the administrator of the artist-run centre Gallery Gachet and has worked since 2000 in the downtown eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver, on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. She belongs to the Joint Effort prison abolitionist group and is a member of the Research Ethics Board for Emily Carr University. Cecily is the author of Triage and From the Poplars, winner of the 2015 Dorothy Livesay prize for poetry.
Thank you to all who have booked appointments for writing consultations with Cecily this year. A wrap-up event for Cecily's residency is scheduled for Friday, April 28th, entitled "Writers in the Round," featuring readings from members of the public and students who have worked with Cecily this past semester. Visit the Facebook event page for details.