On Edge Reading Series SPRING 2022

The Writing Centre presents the On Edge Reading Series SPRING 2022, which seeks to enrich literary and writing communities both inside and outside of the Emily Carr University community.

All events are on a Tuesday, FREE and ONLINE this season. ASL interpretation is provided.

Please register to attend on Zoom (e-mail is the most important and we do not share any information with other parties). After registering, you will receive the event link.


Photo courtesy: Sachiko

Jan. 18, 2022 at 6:30PM PT with Sachiko Murakami
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Sachiko Murakami is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Render (2020), a finalist for the Governor-General’s Literary Award. As a literary worker, she has edited poetry, taught creative writing, worked for trade organizations, hosted reading series, sat on juries, and judged prizes.


Photo: Dana Putnam

Feb. 8, 2022 at 6:30PM PT with Hiromi Goto
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Hiromi Goto is an emigrant from Japan who gratefully resides in Lekwungen Territory. Goto has been a trail-blazing author in Canada for over twenty years. Recognized both at home and abroad, many of her award-winning books have been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, and will soon be available in Korean and German. Her literary fiction traces the lives of Japanese Canadian women— through migration, across generations. Her works that explore the fantastic weave across cultures casting mythologies, feminism and agency into contemporary frameworks. Her newest book, Shadow Life, is a graphic novel for an adult audience. It is a fresh, funny and layered representation of an older Japanese Canadian bisexual woman who is intent on living her best life on her own terms. Hiromi is currently at work trying to decolonize her relationship to writing and the land.


Photo: Samuel Engelking

Mar. 1, 2022 at 6:30PM PT with Canisia Lubrin
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Canisia Lubrin is a writer, editor, and teacher. Her work is published widely and has been frequently anthologized, including translations into French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Lubrin’s most recent poetry collection, The Dyzgraphxst, was awarded the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, named a finalist for the Derek Walcott Poetry Prize, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her debut poetry collection Voodoo Hypothesis, was named a CBC Best Poetry Book, longlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award. 2019 Writer in Residence at Queen’s University, Lubrin holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. In 2021, Lubrin was a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize. Her fiction debut, Code Noir, is forthcoming from Knopf Canada.


Photo courtesy: Grace

Mar. 29, 2022 at 6:30PM PT with Grace Lau:
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Grace Lau is a Hong-Kong-born, Chinese Canadian poet who is currently living in Midland. She grew up in Vancouver and now lives in Toronto, where she works as an editor and a writer in the fields of advertising and technology. When she isn’t writing you can find her on a basketball court. Her debut collection, The Language We Were Never Taught to Speak, is now available via Guernica Editions.

This series is organized and hosted by Mercedes Eng and assisted by Tenaya Fogelman.

The On Edge series showcases the work of: writers who are doing the freshest, most interesting, and relevant work, and poets who are also volunteers, literary award winners, social justice organizers, prison abolitionists, literary organizers, dancers, managing editors, filmmakers, creative writing instructors, and scholars. The On Edge programming serves to enrich literary and writing communities both inside and outside of ECUAD. The series is support by the Emily Carr Writing Centre with grateful acknowledgement to the Canada Council for the Arts and the Coast Salish First Nations whose traditional lands we are on.

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