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Offsite Sales: Renaissance Normcore Book Launch!

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

✨ You are cordially invited to the launch of Adèle Barclay‘s Renaissance Normcore from Nightwood Editions! ✨

“This work is unafraid to adore, to pour honey all over the world or a lover—not afraid to criticize either. I love Barclay’s wildness that tames her reader—I love her direct flirtation and unflinching analysis. Her shade, her care, her longing. Nobody else has this precise combination of revelry, wish, and command”
— Brenda Shaughnessy, author of The Octopus Museum

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Adèle’s second book of poetry with pithy readings, music, friends, and cake!

Adèle will read poems from Renaissance Normcore and will be joined by fellow poets Brandi Bird and Kyla Jamieson. The event will be hosted by the dreamy Brit Bachmann of Unit/Pitt Society for Art & Critical Awareness.

The wonderful folks from Massy Books will provide book sales for the evening

And local art rock trio Pale Red will play a sweet set to cap off the night.

Oh, and there will be CAKE!

This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh land.

The event is free & 19+.
Note: The Lido is cash only and there is an ATM on site.

ASL Interpretation will be provided! Thank you to Nightwood Editions and Kyla Jamieson for the funds and to the Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility for making this possible.

Accessibility info: The Lido is wheelchair accessible. The entrance is a non-automatic door, but there will be someone working the door. The washrooms have stalls big enough for a wheelchair. There is a variety of seating including couches, wooden chairs, booths, and stools.

The incredible folks from fine. have compiled info on the venue, including details about the location, entrance, inside layout, bathrooms, lighting, comfort and safety: https://www.afineshow.com/accessibility-info/

Please get in touch if you’d like us to reserve a seat and space to meet your needs. Also: if you have any questions about the event and access needs, we would love to hear from you! To reach out, please contact Adèle (adelebarclay@gmail.com) and/or Kyla (kyjamieson@gmail.com) and we will see what we can do🌱

And a reminder that going scent-free is a simple way to make the space accessible and safe. For more guidance on the matter, how to go scent-free and why it’s important, please read: http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15

🌙 About the Readers 🌙

Adèle Barclay is the author of If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, which won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Renaissance Normcore is her second collection and was named a book to look out for by CBC and 49th Shelf. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lit POP Award for Poetry and The Walrus’ 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for Poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in Vallum, Cosmonauts Avenue, Room Magazine, The Puritan, Heavy Feather Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, glitterMOB, The Fiddlehead and elsewhere. She is Arc Magazine’s 2018-19 Poet in Residence and an editor at Rahila’s Ghost Press.

Brandi Bird is a Two-Spirit Saulteaux and Cree poet from Treaty 1 territory currently living and learning on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh land. Their poetry has been published in Poetry is Dead, Prism International, The Puritan and they have work forthcoming in The Fiddlehead. Their chapbook “I Am Still Too Much” was published with Rahila’s Ghost Press in Spring 2019.

Kyla Jamieson lives and relies on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. She is the author of Kind of Animal, a poetry chapbook about the aftermath of a brain injury. Her first book of poems, Body Count, placed third in the 2018 Metatron Prize for Rising Authors, judged by CA Conrad and Anne Boyer, and is forthcoming with Nightwood Editions in Spring 2020. Find her on instagram as @airymeantime or on a rock next to a river.

Pale Red are Charlotte Coleman, Portia Boehm and Myles Black. They play twitchy art rock and Heavy Petting is their latest release. Check ’em out @ https://paleredband.bandcamp.com

See you there! 🌠


October 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Lido
518 E Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 1X4 Canada
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(604) 879-5436