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CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with Hannah McGregor & Chelsea Vowel

Join us for this special CLC Brown Bag Lunch reading and Secret Feminist Agenda podcast recording with Hannah McGregor and Chelsea Vowel.

Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, a feminist podcaster, and a CanLit killjoy. She co-hosts the popular Harry Potter podcast Witch, Please, and hosts the slightly less popular podcast Secret Feminist Agenda, a weekly discussion of the insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways were enact our feminism in our daily lives. She lives in Vancouver on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh, and has two cats; one is named after a poet, and the other is named after a breakfast.

Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne), Alberta, currently residing in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton). Mother to six girls, she has a Bed and LLB, and is currently a graduate student and online Cree language coordinator at the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. Co-host of the Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space and author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada, Chelsea blogs at apihtawikosisan.com and makes legendary bannock.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
12:00 PM (Noon)
Rutherford Library South 2-09

Books will be sold by Glass Bookshop.

CLC Brown Bag Lunch with Amber Dawn

Join us for this CLC Brown Bag Lunch reading with poet, novelist, and memoirist Amber Dawn.

Amber Dawn is a writer and creative facilitator living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, Canada). Her debut novel Sub Rosa (2010) won the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Lesbian Fiction and the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize. Her memoir How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir (2013) won the Vancouver Book Award. Her poetry collection Where the words end and my body begins (2015) was a finalist for BC Book Award’s Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She is the editor of two queer anthologies Fist of the Spider Women: Fear and Queer Desire (2009) and With A Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn (2005).

Her sophomore novel, Sodom Road Exit is forthcoming Spring 2018, and probes themes of systemic poverty, trauma, vengeful ghosts and lesbian desire, all set in a failed amusement park town in the early ‘90s.

Friday, February 15, 2019
12:00 PM (Noon)
Rutherford Library South 2-09

Books will be sold by Glass Bookshop.

CLC Brown Bag Lunch with Joshua Whitehead

Don’t miss this CLC Brown Bag Lunch reading with Joshua Whitehead! Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of the novel Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018), longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prized and a finalist for Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. He is also author of the poetry collection full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks, 2017) and the winner of the Governor General’s History Award for the Indigenous Arts and Stories Challenge in 2016. Currently he is working on a PhD in Indigenous Literatures and Cultures in the University of Calgary’s English department (Treaty 7).

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00 PM (Noon)
Rutherford Library South 2-09

Books will be sold by Glass Bookshop.

CLC Brown Bag Lunch with Lawrence Hill

Don’t miss this exciting CLC Brown Bag Lunch reading with bestselling author Lawrence Hill. Author of The Book of Negroes and The Illegal, Hill has been awarded the Rogers/Writers’ Trust Fiction Price, is a two-time CBC Canada Reads winner and Radio Canada’s Le Combat des livres, and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
12:00 PM (Noon)
Rutherford Library South 2-09

Books will be sold by Glass Bookshop.

CLC Brown Bag Lunch with the Edmonton Poetry Festival

Join us for our annual Edmonton Poetry Festival CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading! Enjoy readings by Doyali Islam and NASRA, to be moderated by poet Nisha Patel.

Wednesday, April 24 | 12:00 PM
Rutherford Library South 2-09
University of Alberta Campus

Brown Bag Lunch Reading | Darrel McLeod

Join us on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 for this special Brown Bag Lunch Reading in collaboration with LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival featuring Darrel McLeod. This reading will take place at 12:00 PM (noon) in Rutherford Library South 2-09 on the University of Alberta campus.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.

Brown Bag Lunch | Katherena Vermette

Please join us on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm (noon), in Rutherford Library South 2-09, for a Brown Bag Lunch with Métis writer, Katherena Vermette.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.

Brown Bag Lunch | Gwen Benaway

Please join us on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12:00 pm (noon), in Rutherford Library South 2-09, for a Brown Bag Lunch with First Nations poet, Gwen Benaway.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.

Brown Bag Lunch | Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

Please join us on Friday, March, 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm (noon) in Rutherford Library South 2-09 for a Brown Bag Lunch with poet and actress Natasha Kanapé Fontaine.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.

 

Brown Bag Lunch | Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Please join us on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm (noon) in Rutherford Library South 2-09 for a Brown Bag Lunch with poet, spoken-word artist, publisher, editor and collaborator Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm.

All are welcome to this free event. Refreshments will be available. A question period and door prize will follow the reading.