Launch of new Black Canadian Scholars Series with Dionne Brand

Join professor of English literature and novelist David Chariandy in a discussion with Dionne Brand, award-winning poet, novelist and filmmaker regarding Black diasporic and Black Canadian Literature.

This inaugural event of UBC’s Race Literacies: A Black Canadian Speaker Series is funded by a UBC Equity Enhancement Grant and co-sponsored by the English Department at SFU.

Dionne Brand’s writing is notable for the beauty of its language, and for its intense engagement with issues of social justice. She has won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for Poetry, the Trillium Book Award and the Toronto Book Award. In 2006, Brand received the Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the world of books and writing. From 2009-2012 she was The Poet Laureate of the City of Toronto. Brand is Professor and University Research Chair in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

November 12, 2015
Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University (Segal Building)
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

Event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP: