Coming from different communities and territories, four poets will share from their ongoing work on this early spring evening. Annick MacAskill and Phoebe Wang met years ago in Toronto but have never yet read together, and they have also invited Nanci Lee and Katie Clarke to join them. These four women will gather for the first time at The Local, and please join us, because every meeting in time and space can only happen once. Authors will have books for sale courtesy of Bookmark II. No cover fee, and all are welcome. Readings at 7pm. ––– POET BIOS Originally from Ottawa, Katie Clarke now lives and writes from Halifax, where she is studying Psychology and Contemporary Philosophy. Her work has been published in Northbound and Notable, Sad Girl Review, and Fathom Journal. Her chapbook Light Leaks is published by Dancing Girl Press out of Chicago. When she’s not writing, Katie spends most of her spare time reading, riding her bike, and drinking warm beverages. Nanci Lee is a poet and adult educator living in K'jipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She writes, among other things, about 4th century Chinese poet Su Hui (first known palindromist) and works in feminist economics and housing. In 2017, she published chapbooks Hsin (Thee Hellbox Press) and Preparation (Free Fall Magazine). She is at play with another set of poems around critical frustration and excited to feed these into the SORT OF film project on love, sexuality and relationships directed by Phanuel Antwi and Lesley Chan. Annick MacAskill’s poems have appeared in Room, Prism, Grain, Arc, Lemon Hound, The Fiddlehead, and other journals. She has also been selected as a finalist for the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, the Short Grain contest, the CBC Canada Writes Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and other honours. In 2018, her debut collection, No Meeting Without Body, was published by Gaspereau Press. A second collection is due to appear with Gaspereau in the spring of 2020. Phoebe Wang is a writer and educator based in Toronto, Canada and a first-generation Chinese-Canadian. She is the author of two chapbooks and her debut collection of poetry, Admission Requirements (McClelland and Stewart, 2017) was nominated for the Trillium Book Award. Her work has been included in The Unpublished City, shortlisted for a Toronto Book Award, and she co-edited The Unpublished City: Volume II, The Lived City. Currently she works with the organization Poetry In Voice and at OCAD University.

Location: 
The Local, 2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event Contact: 
Annick MacAskill (programs@writers.ns.ca)