Poetry Readings in Special Collections on April 15: Madeleine Thien and Thursdays Writing Collective
Poetry Reading: Thursdays Writing Collective and Madeleine Thien - Presented by SFU English
SFU writer-in-residence Madeleine Thien and members of the Thursday Writing Collective will be reading in Special Collections, Room 7100, on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, with refreshments to follow. Free! Please drop in.
Madeleine Thien, presently SFU's Ellen & Warren Tallman Writer in Residence was born in Vancouver, and educated at both SFU and UBC. She is one of the most accomplished and internationally renowned young fiction writers in Canada. Her short stories and novels have been published throughout the English speaking world, and translated into approximately 18 languages.
The Thursdays Writing Collective, founded in 2008, is made up of more than 150 artists, activists, slam poets, and storytellers. Their Postal Code Readings series began to support V6A: Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, an anthology that includes some members and whose sales benefit the program.
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