SFU 2017 Writer-in-Residence: Cecily Nicholson

The SFU English Department is proud to present the 2017 Writer in Residence at SFU: Cecily Nicholson.

Please join SFU for a reading and reception on January 19, 2017 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.

As part of her position as Writer-in-Residence, the SFU community can book an appointment with Cecily for a writing consult. Please send an 8-10 page, double-spaced Word document of a work in progress (or a fragment of a work in progress) to the Chair’s Secretary at englsec@sfu.ca.

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