Adèle Barclay (On Edge Reading Series Spring 2024)

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Adèle Barclay

On Edge showcases the work of writers who are doing the freshest, most interesting, and relevant work.


Jan 30, 2024 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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On Campus

Writing Centre (ECU Library)

Emily Carr University, 520 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5T 0H2 See on Map

Online Attendance

Zoom Room

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**Please note the date change to Tuesday, Jan 30**

HYBRID session: in-person location TBA, register for online attendance through Zoom

Adèle Barclay (she/they) poems, stories, and essays have appeared in The Pinch, The Heavy Feather Review, The Malahat, glitterMOB, PRISM, Cosmonauts Avenue and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lit POP Award for Poetry, The Walrus’ 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for Poetry and The Fiddlehead’s 2022 Fiction Prize. Their debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her second collection, Renaissance Normcore was nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the ReLit Award and placed third for the 2020 Fred Cogswell Award. They teach literature and writing at Capilano University. She is at work on a memoir called Black Cherry and a fiction project

All readings are FREE and open to the public. ASL interpretation is provided for all readings.

Upcoming season readings:

El Jones (online)
Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 pm PT

Nisha Patel (online)
Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm PT

Daniel Zomparelli (hybrid)
Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 pm PT

For more information, you can visit our event page or follow the On Edge Instagram to stay up to date.

About On Edge:
The On Edge Reading Series showcases the work of writers who are doing the freshest, most interesting, and relevant work, writers who are also artists, volunteers, literary award winners, social justice organizers, prison abolitionists, literary organizers, dancers, managing editors, filmmakers, creative writing instructors, and scholars.

On Edge programming serves to enrich literary and writing communities both inside and outside of the Emily Carr University Community. The series is support by the Emily Carr Writing Centre with grateful acknowledgement to the Canada Council for the Arts and the Coast Salish First Nations whose traditional lands we are on.

On Edge is organized and hosted by Mercedes Eng and assisted by Tenaya Fogelman.