On Edge Reading Series Spring 2024 with Nisha Patel

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The ECU Writing Centre presents the On Edge Reading Series, which seeks to enrich literary and writing communities both inside and outside of the Emily Carr University community.


Mar 5, 2024 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Nisha Patel
Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm PT
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Nisha Patel is an award-winning disabled queer spoken word author & artist. She was the City of Edmonton’s 8th Poet Laureate, and is a Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion. Her debut poetry collection, COCONUT (NeWest Press) was a finalist for the ABPA Regional Book of the Year. She is also a dedicated teacher, mentor, and public speaker. Her latest works include her disability chapbook, NOT A DISORDER (Gap Riot Press) as well as her co-authored book of erasure and multimedia photos How To Get a Thigh Gap with Bree Taylor (Collusion Books). Her next poetry collection, a fate worse than death, will be out with Arsenal Pulp Press in spring 2024. She is working on her first graphic novel focusing on lived experiences of desire and disability, and is querying her disability-focused children’s books. Visit Nisha’s website here.

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

For more information about the season and all readers, please visit the On Edge page.


The 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. The On Edge programming serves to enrich literary and writing communities both inside and outside of ECUAD. 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.

This series is organized and hosted by Mercedes Eng and assisted by Tenaya F.