The SCAC Spring 2021 Literary Series begins with online reading with author Joshua Whitehead.
Joshua Whitehead (he/him) is a Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of Jonny Appleseed which was long listed for the Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Award, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, and won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction and the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and he is the editor of Love After the End: Two-Spirit Utopias and Dystopias.
The SCAC Fall 2020 Literary Series begins with online readings in September.
Raoul’s poems are based in everyday reality, the things we touch and observe, but the poems raise them to a new realm of awareness, of intimacy and empathy. Objects and events are filled with mystery. Thus, a bunch of old walkmans becomes the vehicle that lifts him to “something approaching grace”. Everything, in this world, has a message if we are ready to receive it. In the title poem the delivery of a pizza is transformed into an intimate moment of understanding between strangers. As Raoul has said: “I write a poem to see how things look ‘poemed”; and the world looks a lot better, more alive and human than it did before, even in the midst of Covid.
presents Wife Insurance by local playwright David Copelin and Cat Delaney. Featuring Wanda Nowicki, Janet Hodgkinson and TBAAdmission by donation.
NOTE: limited seating of 47 in bubbles of 2 or 3 people, MASKS MANDATORY and strict physical distancing rules in place.
Th SCAC Fall 2020 Literary Series continues with online reading with Nilofar Shidmehr.
Nilofar Shidmehr is author of short fiction and poetry. Divided Loyalties was a finalist for the BC Book Prize.
Iranian-born Nilofar Shidmehr is the author of two collections of short fiction and four books of poetry in English and Persian. Her novella in verse, Shirin and Salt Man, was a finalist for the BC Book-Prize. Divided Loyalties, Nilofar’s most recent publication is a collection of short stories described by The tEmz Review as reflecting “decades of Iranian women’s experiences, spanning from 1978 – through and beyond the 1979 revolution – to 2008. These nine stories highlight aspects of women’s lives which are often overlooked…” subverting “traditional expectations in both small and large ways”.
This month for our General Book Club, we are reading City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Join us for our online book club meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, June 10th, 6-7pm. And if you can’t make it (or can’t wait for the meeting) we are also hosting a companion book club on Slack. Contact Sam Talbot, our Community Outreach Coordinator, to arrange a book pick up time and to get the Zoom and/or Slack links. email@example.com