Date: FRIDAY, April 29, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m, but feel free to come early for dinner!
Location: Rhizome Café, 317 East Broadway
Lee Maracle is an esteemed teacher, a gifted orator, and a prolific author of many acclaimed books, including the groundbreaking Bobbi Lee: Indian Warrior (1975, rpt. 1990), Sojourners and Sundogs: First Nations Fiction (1999), Ravensong (1993), Daughters Are Forever
(2002), Bent Box (2000), and I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism (1988). She is the co-editor of a number of anthologies, including the award-winning My Home As I Remember (1998) and Telling It: Women and Language Across Culture (1994). Born in North Vancouver and a member of the Sto: Loh nation, Lee Maracle has served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at both the University of Toronto and Western Washington University. In 2009, she received an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the St. Thomas University. Her forthcoming work includes Memory Serves: And Other Words (2012). She is currently teaching in the Aboriginal Studies program at the University of Toronto and the Centre for Indigenous Theatre.
Wayde Compton is a Vancouver writer whose books include After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region (2010), Performance Bond (2004), Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature (2002), and 49th Parallel Psalm (1999). He and Jason de Couto perform turntable-based sound poetry as a duo called The Contact Zone Crew. Compton is also a co-founding member of the Hogan's Alley Memorial Project, an organization dedicated to preserving the public memory of Vancouver's original black community. He is also one of the publishers of Commodore Books. Wayde Compton teaches English composition and
literature at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Coquitlam College.
The Play Chthonics reading series showcases innovative poetry, narrative, and cross-genre writing. We encourage creative, interdisciplinary conversations among writers, students, faculty, and community members in Vancouver. The series is supported by the Canada Council and the following UBC institutions and programs: the International Canadian Studies Centre, Green College, the Department of English, the First Nations Studies Program, the Program for Critical Studies in Sexuality, and the Center for Cross-Faculty Inquiry. We gratefully acknowledge their assistance.