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Incite: 4 Award-Winning Poets

January 24 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Incite: A Free Reading Series presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest and Vancouver Public Library

For the first event of Incite’s 2018 season, we’ll hear from four award-winning poets, each reading from and discussing critically-acclaimed collections.

Adèle Barclay’s If I Were In A Cage I’d Reach Out For You (Nightwood Editions) received the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2016. An evocative, radically intimate collection, a strong desire to ‘reach out’ runs palpably through these poems.

Aislinn Hunter’s Linger, Still (Gaspereau Press) ranges across ecological, philosophical, domestic, and literary subjects. Along the way, these startling poems reach for, and grasp, “what lists under every pose: the hope / that someone will love us”.

Richard Harrison‘s On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood (Wolsak & Wynn) reflects on his father’s death, the Alberta Flood, and what poetry offers a life lived around it. A 2017 Governor General’s Award-winning collection, it was named “undoubtedly among the most searing poetry of 2016,” by Marrow Reviews.

Lastly, Vancouver poet Cecily Nicholson will read from Wayside Sang (Talon Books), a collection that explores transportation and migration through various landscapes.

Alice McKay Room – VPL Central
FREE – RSVP to let us know you’re coming


Incite is generously supported by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and Vancouver Courier.

*This event takes place on the unceded homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples*


January 24
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Vancouver Writers Festival
Nightwood Editions
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