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September 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us September 12th for Narrative Encounters: an evening of readings with D. Nandi Odhiambo, Maureen Medved, Leanne Dunic, and Shazia Hafiz Ramji. Hosted by Tracey Murphy.
Tracey Murphy is a researcher and educator, currently living on the unceded territories of the WSÁNEĆ peoples. Her current work supports youth led art projects that disrupt colonial narratives, and create a platform for alternative voices of historical truth telling. She received a SSHRC Connections grant for the collaborative feminist activist art exhibit “Disobedient Women” and more recently has published an essay in Liminalities.
D. Nandi Odhiambo is the author of three novels: diss/ed banded nations (1998), Kipligat’s Chance (2003) and The Reverend’s Apprentice (2008). Originally from Nairobi Kenya, Nandi moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba in the 1970s. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a PhD in English from the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. Currently Nandi lives in O’ahu, Hawai’i, with his wife Carmen and two dogs, where he works as an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu.
Maureen Medved‘s writing has been published, produced, and adapted internationally, garnering nominations and awards. Her novel Black Star was published in 2018. Her screen adaptation of her first novel, The Tracey Fragments, opened the Panorama program of the 57th annual Berlinale, winning the Manfred Salzgeber Prize, and featuring at the Museum of Modern Art and film festivals internationally. Maureen is Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia.
Leanne Dunic is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, and writer. Her work has won several honours, including the 2015 Alice Munro Short Story Contest, and has appeared in magazines and anthologies in Canada and abroad. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Leanne is the Artistic Director of the Powell Street Festival Society and is the singer/guitarist of The Deep Cove. To Love the Coming End is her first book. Learn more at leannedunic.com.
Shazia Hafiz is the author of Port of Being (Invisible Publishing), a finalist for the 2019 BC Book Prizes (Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize) and Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. It was named by CBC as a best Canadian poetry book of 2018 and received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Shazia’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Best Canadian Poetry 2019, Music & Literature and Quill & Quire. She is at work on a novel.
This event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations.
Massy Books’ downstairs event space is accessible! You can view the floorplan here: http://www.massybooks.com/accessibility/
Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries.
Massy Books is easily accessible by transit! Close to the 22, 3, 8 and 19 bus lines at Main and Georgia/Gore and Georgia. There is metered street parking along Georgia, or lot parking at the Sun Wah Centre around the corner (268 Keefer).