Rita Wong and Christine LeClerc will be reading in Special Collections on Tuesday September 22, 2015 from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, with refreshments and a question period to follow.
Rita Wong grew up in Calgary and currently lives in Vancouver.
She has a doctorate from SFU and is the author of three books of poetry, Monkeypuzzle (1998), Forage (2007, winner of the Dorothy Livesay Prize), and Undercurrent (2015), as well as Sybil Unrest (2008; rev. ed. 2013), co-written with her frequent collaborator Larissa Lai.
Her work often investigates the relationships between social justice, ecology, decolonization, and contemporary poetics.
She is an associate professor at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
Christine LeClerc is a Vancouver-based writer and anti-pipeline/ tar sands activist.
A graduate of the UBC Creative Writing program, she has published two books of poetry, Counterfeit (2008) and Oilywood (2013), and is an editor of The Enpipe Line: 70,000+ Km of Poetry Written in Resistance to the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal (Creekstone Press, 2012).
Registration is not required and the event if free.