Digital Doors Open at 1:45, Event Starts at 2PM
Join us for In/Verse on Saturday, November 13 at 1:45 pm by registering here (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers) and a Zoom link for the event will be sent to you. When it’s time for the event you can click on the Zoom link to join the event.
Kyla Jamieson is a disabled poet and organizer who lives and relies on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, in the city currently known as Vancouver. Her writing reimagines time, embodiment, care, and intimacy in the aftermath of a brain injury. Body Count (Nightwood Editions, 2020), her début collection of poems, was shortlisted for the 2021 Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and her work has twice been longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. Find her at kylajamieson.com or on a rock next to a river.
David Ly is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in PRISM international, The Puritan, carte blanche, The /tƐmz/ Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, Best Canadian Poetry 2021, and elsewhere. His debut poetry collection, Mythical Man (Palimpsest Press, 2020), was shortlisted for the 2021 ReLit Poetry Award. His sophomore poetry collection, Dream of Me as Water, is forthcoming in Fall 2022. David is the Poetry Editor at This Magazine, part of the Anstruther Press Editorial Collective, and a Poetry Manuscript Consultant with The Writers’ Studio at SFU.
Poet, author, and public speaker Valerie Mason-John (a.k.a. “Queenie”) highlights issues of the African Diaspora and the Black, female, Queer identity, and resists the currently existing overt and covert forms of colonialism through their fierce and brave writing. I Am Still Your Negro, An Homage to James Baldwin, a collection of social justice poetry, is testament to that. They are the author /editor of ten books. Their debut novel, Borrowed Body, won the 2006 Mind Book of the Year Award. They co-edited the award-winning anthology, The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, and co-produced blackhalifax.com. Their most recent book is an edited collection: Afrikan Wisdom: New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism, and Beyond. Valerie lives in Vancouver. Find them online at valeriemason-john.com
Susan Alexander is the author of two collections of poems, The Dance Floor Tilts and Nothing You Can Carry and a former journalist. Her work has won multiple awards, including the Mitchell Prize for Faith and Poetry in 2019. Susan’s poems appear in anthologies and literary magazines in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., have ridden Vancouver buses as part of Poetry in Transit and even shown up in the woods around Whistler. She lives on Nexwlélexm/Bowen Island, the traditional territory of the Squamish people.