Join us for an online reading with award-winning writer-artist-educator Chantal Gibson, as part of the On Edge Reading Series for FALL 2021.
Tuesday, OCT 26, 2021 at 6PM PT
ASL interpretation will be offered.
Everyone is welcome!
CHANTAL GIBSON (chantalgibson.com) is an award-winning writer-artist-educator living on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Peoples. Working in the overlap between literary and visual art, her work confronts colonialism head on, imagining the BIPOC voices silenced in the spaces and omissions left by cultural and institutional erasure. Her visual art has been exhibited in galleries and museums across Canada and the US. Her debut book of poetry, How She Read (Caitlin Press, 2019) explores the representation of Black women in Canadian history, art, literature. It won the 2020 Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the 2020 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her follow-up collection, with/holding (Caitlin Press, 2021) brings a critical lens to the representation and reproduction of Blackness across digital media. Recipient of the 2021 3M National Teaching Fellowship award, she teaches writing and design communication in the School of Interactive Arts & Technology at Simon Fraser University.
Register in advance for Chantal’s reading:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the reading. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
NEXT ON EDGE READING:
NOV 16, 2021 with Jas Morgan (online only)
Hosted by Mercedes Eng and Vance Wright, the On Edge series showcases the work of writers who are doing the freshest, most interesting, and relevant work, and poets who are also 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 ECU. 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.