My favourite kind of reading is when I get invited to respond to another artist’s work — it takes me out of my element. I’ll be reading soon with other poets at an event honouring the work of Chief Dan George. The event is presented by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust and I’m honoured to be invited to respond & read. The other poets reading are all involved in social justice work in various capacities and Wil George, who I’ve read with before years ago at the Carnegie, is a relative of Chief Dan George. Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a artist whose book The Place of Scraps just won the BC Book Prize for Poetry. I’m looking forward to hearing all the ways these writers work with Chief Dan George’s words.
All the info is on the Facebook event here.
AUG 10, 2-5pm
Whey-ah-Wichen/Cates Park as part of the Salish Sea Summer Gathering
The list of readers: