Rita Wong & Christine Leclerc to read at Special Collections

The SFU Library is pleased to be sponsoring an upcoming reading with poet Rita Wong and writer/activist Christine Leclerc.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
12:30pm to 1:30pm
SFU Library Special Collections, Room 7100, 7th Floor, W.A.C. Bennett Library (Burnaby Campus)

Free Drop-In. Refreshments will be served with a question period to follow.

Rita Wong grew up in Calgary and currently lives in Vancouver. She has a doctorate from SFU and is the author of three books of poetry, Monkeypuzzle (1998), Forage (2007, winner of the Dorothy Livesay Prize), and Undercurrent (2015), as well as Sybil Unrest (2008; rev. ed. 2013), co-written with her frequent collaborator Larissa Lai. Her work often investigates the relationships between social justice, ecology, decolonization, and contemporary poetics. She is an assistant professor at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Christine Leclerc is a Vancouver-based writer and anti-pipeline/ tar sands activist. A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing program, she has published two books of poetry, Counterfeit (2008) and Oilywood (2013), and is an editor of The Enpipe Line: 70,000+ Km of Poetry Written in Resistance to the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal (Creekstone Press, 2012).

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