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Readings by writers Rita Wong & Christine LeClerc


During COVID-19, individual SFU-affiliated researchers (current students, faculty, staff) may book two-hour appointments in the SCRB reading room.

Appointments must be requested at least one week in advance.

For more details, including available days and times, safety requirements, and how to request an appointment, see Booking appointments during COVID in Special Collections and Rare Books.


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

Rita Wong

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

Christine LeClerc

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).


Rita Wong, Christine LeClerc


Tuesday September 22


12:30pm - 1:30pm (with refreshments and a question period to follow)


Special Collections, Room 7100 (7th floor of the W.A.C Bennett Library, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby)

Registration information

Registration is not required and the event if free.

Contact for further information

Tony Power 778-782-6676 or

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