Join us for November 30h at 7 pm PT 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.
We are excited to present, FBCW's Fireside Chat with Junie Désil. This chat will be about an hour long and will feature our special guest host, Alisha Davidson. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Digital doors open at 6:55pm!
Junie Désil is a poet. Born of immigrant (Haitian) parents on the Traditional Territories of the Kanien’kehá:ka in the island known as Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), raised in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg). Junie’s debut poetry collection Eat Salt|Gaze at the Ocean (TalonBooks, 2020) was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Junie currently lives on the traditional territories of the Homalco, Tla'amin and Klahoose where she is currently working on a novel and a poetry manuscript.
Alisha Davidson (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist of Jamaican decent living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. They are a graduate of Canterbury Arts High School and Studio 58. Alisha starred as Mz Nancy in Mx for the 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival. She participated in Rumble Theatre’s Director’s Lab and Green Thumb Theatre’s Playwright’s Gym. Alisha completed The Writer’s Studio in 2021, specializing in poetry. They were the Assistant Director for the Arts Club’s Da Kink In My Hair. Recently, Alisha was an ensemble member in a performance piece with Kinesis Dance and co-produced the 3rd annual Unbound Reading Series; a celebratory showcase featuring the literary stylings of Black writers in the Lower Mainland.
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