Nothing About US without Us: Join us for a reading and talk with Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme, coeditors of the LAMBDA-nominated Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry.
This reading will be hosted on Zoom. Please e-mail email@example.com for the link. All are welcome.
On Edge is curated by Mercedes Eng+ co-hosted by Vance Wright
ABOUT THE READERS
Amber Dawn is a white queer femme survivor living on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories. She is the author of five books and the editor of two anthologies. Her memoir How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir (2013) won the Vancouver Book Award and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her most recent book, My Art Is Killing Me And Other Poems, is a collection of lyrical essays that speaks to cultural and sexual harassment within the literary arts sector. She teaches creative writing at Douglas College and guest mentors at drop-in, sex work-driven community spaces.
Justin Ducharme is a filmmaker, writer, dancer and curator from the small Métis community of St. Ambroise on Treaty 1 Territory. His curatorial efforts have been shown at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, ReelOut Fest, SUM Gallery and grunt gallery’s Mount Pleasant Art Screen. Justin is the co-editor of Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry published by Arsenal Pulp Press. His writing has been featured in Sex Worker Wisdom, PRISM magazine and Canadian Art. He currently lives and works on Unceded Coast Salish Territory.
MORE ABOUT THE SERIES
The On Edge Reading Series seeks to enrich literary and writing communities both inside and outside of ECU. The 2021 season will highlight the work of BIPOC writers and marginalized writing communities such as those involved in sex work, and those at the intersections of race, mental illness, disability, and queerness. We will showcase nine poets who are doing the freshest, most interesting, relevant work, and who are volunteers, literary award winners, social justice organizers, prison abolitionists, literary organizers, dancers, managing editors, filmmakers, creative writing instructors, and scholars.
JAN 18 - Cecily Nicholson, Hari Alluri + Junie Désil
FEB 9 - Amber Dawn + Justin Ducharme
MAR 2 - Brandi Bird, Emily Riddle + Jessica Johns
MAR 18 - jaye simpson
MAR 25 - Billy-Ray Belcourt