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Offsite Book Sales: Entanglement: a poetry reading.
January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We will be selling books offsite on January 30th at Entanglement: a poetry reading at the NEC (285 East 5th Avenue). Featuring Billy Ray-Belcourt, Cecily Nicholson, jaye simpson, and Junie Désil, hosted by Mercy Eng.
Billy-Ray Belcourt is a writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation. Belcourt’s works consider decolonial love, grief, intimacy and queer sexuality, and the role of Indigenous women in social resistance movements. His debut poetry collection This Wound is a World won the 2018 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize. His sophomore book, NDN Coping Mechanisms: Note from the Field, drops in fall of 2019.
Cecily Nicholson is part of the Joint Effort prison abolitionist group and a member of the Research Ethics Board for Emily Carr University. She is the Interpretive Programmer at the Surrey Art Gallery and author of Triage, From the Poplars, winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and Wayside Sang, winner of the Governor General’s award for poetry.
Junie Désil is a Haitian/Canadian settler poet who has performed at various literary events and festivals. Her work has appeared Room Magazine, and was recently shortlisted for PRISM International’s Pacific Poetry Prize, and has work currently published in PRISM International’s Summer 2018 Issue. Junie currently works on the traditional territories of Coast Salish peoples and lives on Qayqayt First Nation (New Westminster), juggling writing and life.
jaye simpson is an Oji-Cree trans femme two spirit writer, performer, and villain living on what is colonially know as Vancouver. they enjoy disrupting white narratives and challenging such colonial workings within the world of CanLit. they have most recently published in PRISM international’s Fall 2018 Dreams Issue.