Redeemer will host a reading and Q&A with Vancouver poet Cecily Nicholson on September 22 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m in room 212B.
Cecily Nicholson’s work, both creative and social, engages conditions of displacement, class and gender violence.
Nicholsonhas worked since 2000 in the downtown east-side neighbourhood of Vancouver. She is the finance administrator of the artist-run centre Gallery Gachet and collaborates with the Joint Effort prison abolitionist group. She is the author of Triage and From the Poplars, winner of the 2015 Dorothy Livesay prize for poetry.
Since 2001, thanks mainly to an annual grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, and in collaboration with the Hamilton Poetry Centre, we have had the honour at Redeemer University College of hosting a number of Canadian poets, both well-established and rising stars, from all across Canada. For students to meet these poets “in the flesh” and find out from their own lips about their working styles, their philosophies, their influences, their hopes, and their struggles has always been exciting and encouraging, and often eye-opening. We’re told, too, that the poets love coming to Redeemer – that they have really appreciated the warmth of their reception here, the attentive audiences, the intelligent questions, and that they have spread the word in the literary community across Canada that Redeemer is a good gig to get. Poetry is alive and well in Canada, and has lots to say!