The On Edge Reading Series

Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 7:00pm - Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 9:00pm

The On Edge readings series presents:

February 12 - Jen Sookfong Lee
Jen Sookfong Lee's novel, The End of East (Knopf Canada, New Face of Fiction 2007), delves into the underside of Chinese Canadian history through the eyes of the Chan family. The National Post calls The End of East "impressive, both in terms of its accomplished prose and its ambitious three-generational scope." The Calgary Herald notes that "Jen Sookfong Lee is aware, it would seem, of the dark side of mythmaking, its distorting and even parasitic price. It's one of many things that make her a novelist to watch." Jen, who edits two online magazines, Schema and Wet Ink, is a member of the noted writing group SPiN. To find out more, visit Jen Sookfong Lee.

February 26 - Taien Ng-Chan
Taien Ng-Chan is the author of Maps of Our Bodies and the Borders We Have Agreed Upon, anthology editor of Ribsauce, and co-editor with Dana Bath of Navigating Customs. She has written drama for stage, screen, and radio, and her short films have played at festivals in Canada and the US. Based in Montreal, she currently writes a regular movie column in Matrix Magazine, and is in post-production on a trilogy of videopoems called Sum-tung (heartache). As well, she is trying to finish her first collection of stories, Blueprints for a Red Paper House.

March 12 - Weyman Chan
Weyman Chan is the author of Before A Blue Sky Moon, the 2002 recipient of the Alberta Book Award for best book of poetry. Noise From the Laundry, his latest book of poems, was published by Talonbooks in 2008 and short listed for the Governor General's Prize in Poetry. Rain doubt, more poetry, will be released in 2009. Weyman Chan lives and works in Calgary.

April 2 - Shirley Bear
The author of a book of poems entitled Virgin Bones (McGilligan Press, 2007), Shirley Bear is a multi-media artist, writer, activist, and native traditional herbalist. Born on the Tobique First Nation, she is an original member of the Wabnaki language group of New Brunswick, Canada. Shirley Bear was the 2002 recipient of the Excellence in the Arts Award from the New Brunswick Arts Board.

Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm
South Building, Room 406
Emily Carr University

These readings are open to the public.

The On Edge series gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council and Emily Carr University.