The Writing Centre presents the On Edge Reading Series SPRING 2022, which seeks to enrich literary and writing communities both inside and outside of the Emily Carr University community.
All events are on a Tuesday, FREE and ONLINE this season. ASL interpretation will be provided.
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 at 6:30 PM PT
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Hiromi Goto is an emigrant from Japan who gratefully resides in Lekwungen Territory. Goto has been a trail-blazing author in Canada for over twenty years. Recognized both at home and abroad, many of her award-winning books have been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, and will soon be available in Korean and German. Her literary fiction traces the lives of Japanese Canadian women— through migration, across generations. Her works that explore the fantastic weave across cultures, casting mythologies, feminism and agency into contemporary frameworks. Her newest book, Shadow Life, is a graphic novel for an adult audience. It is a fresh, funny and layered representation of an older Japanese Canadian bisexual woman who is intent on living her best life on her own terms. Hiromi is currently at work trying to decolonize her relationship to writing and the land.
The On Edge Reading Series is organized and hosted by Mercedes Eng and Vance Wright.
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.