Sounds Like Fire: Vivek Shrayas Death Threat Book Launch
Doors open at 7:00
Advanced tickets $18, Door $20 (or PWYC)
A showcase of resistance, resilience and empowerment - and the Vancouver launch of Vivek Shraya and Ness Lees new book! Death Threat perfectly expresses the feeling of being exposed to the hurtful and threatening presumptions of strangers, transforming a hideous and constrictive mindset into beauty and love. Features performances from Vancouver Poet Laureate Christie Lee Charles and local favourite Tawahum, as well as highlighting the emerging power of local youth artists!
Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, and film. Her best-selling new book, Im Afraid of Men, was heralded by Vanity Fair as cultural rocket fuel, and her album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, PartTime Woman, was included in CBCs list of Best Canadian Albums of 2017. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached and the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books. // A Polaris Music Prize nominee and five-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, was featured on The Globe and Mails Best Dressed list, and has received honours from The Writers Trust of Canada and The Publishing Triangle. She is currently a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.
Lutselke Dene and Plains Cree, Two-Spirit and Nonbinary poet, Tawahum Bige resides on unceded Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish territory colonially-known-as Vancouver. Published in Red Rising, Prairie Fire, EVENT, and Poetry is Dead Magazines, Tawahums poetry stokes the sacred fire of resurgence and decolonization on occupied Turtle Island. Theyve performed on stages including Talking Stick Festival and Verses Festival of Words. In their final year toward a BA in Creative Writing at KPU, Tawahums poetry collection, Political & Personal, will be published in June 2019 with Metatron Press. Join them on this journey that is both emotionally personal and deeply political.
CHRISTIE LEE CHARLES
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639 Commerical Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 2W2
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