Date: Thursday, Oct 26, 2017
Building: Building 355 Room: Room 203
Award-winning and former Parliamentary Poet Fred Wah is VIU's 2017 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Chair. He will be in Nanaimo for events Wednesday, October 25th and Thursday, October 26th.
Wednesday, October 25th
Reading and Q & A for Students, 2:30-4pm
Building 355, Room 211
Free Public Reading: Fred Wah, with Delani Valin, 7:30-8:30pm
White Sails Brewing, 125 Comox Rd, Nanaimo
Thursday, October 26th
Distinguished Poet’s Lecture: “On My Way to Get a Pail of Water”
Hear about Wah's “poem as long as the Columbia River”, a current project that engages a range of poetic attentions to notions such as the confounding dynamics of border, nation, and treaty, the socio-political dimensions of place and names, colonization, dams, and salmon.
7pm, Building 355, Room 203, VIU Nanaimo Campus
Followed by Catered Reception with Cash Bar
Courtesy Parking in N lots