Digital Doors Open at 1:45, Event Starts at 2PM
Join us for In/Verse on Saturday, August 14 at 1:45 pm by registering here (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers) and a Zoom link for the event will be sent to you. When it’s time for the event you can click on the Zoom link to join the event.
Tara Borin is a poet and writer living in traditional Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in territory, Dawson City, Yukon. Tara’s debut full-length poetry collection, The Pit, is out now with Nightwood Editions. Their work has also been anthologized in Best New Poets in Canada 2018 (Quattro Books) and Resistance (U of R Press), and in journals both in print and online. Find out more at taraborinwrites.com.
Ruth Daniell is a teacher, editor, award-winning writer, and the author of The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press, 2019). Recent work has appeared in Watch Your Head: Writers and Artists Respond to the Climate Crisis (Coach House Press, 2020), Resistance: Righteous Rage in the Age of #MeToo (University of Regina Press, 2021) and on BC’s city buses as part of Poetry in Transit. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (honours) in English literature and writing from the University of Victoria and a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. She lives with her family in Kelowna, BC.
Fred Wah lives in Vancouver and in the West Kootenays. Recent books include Sentenced to Light, his collaborations with visual artists, and is a door, a series of poems about hybridity. High Muck a Muck: Playing Chinese, An Interactive Poem, is available online (http://highmuckamuck.ca/). Scree: The Collected Earlier Poems, 1962-1991 (2015) was followed by a collaboration with Rita Wong, beholden: a poem as long as the river (2018), see also http://www.riverrelations.ca/new-page/. A series of improvisations, Music at the Heart of Thinking, was published in 2020. His biofiction Diamond Grill has recently been produced as a radio play on Kootenay Co-Op Radio.
Fiona Tinwei Lam’s most recent poetry collection Odes & Laments celebrates the overlooked wonder in the everyday, while lamenting human incursions on the natural world. She edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer and co-edited Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups & Downs of Marriage with Jane Silcott. Lam won The New Quarterly’s Nick Blatchford Prize and was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Her work appears in more than forty anthologies, including Best Canadian Poetry (2010 and 2020). Her poetry videos have screened at festivals internationally. fionalam.net