Writers Read Concordia Presents: Writing Lives: Creative, Critical & Bodily Activisms, Rituals of Mourning Thursday, December 5th at 4th Space Concordia 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W. 6 – 8 pm Writers Read hosts a feminist writing panel featuring Sue Sinclair, Sue Goyette, and Larissa Lai in conversation with Sina Queyras as part of Writing Lives
Sue Sinclair is the author of five books of poetry, all of which have won or been nominated for national and regional awards. Her most recent collection, Heaven’s Thieves (from Brick Books), won the 2017 Pat Lowther Award. Sue has a PhD in philosophy and teaches creative writing at The University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, where she also edits for Brick Books and is editor-in-chief of The Fiddlehead.
Sue Goyette lives in Halifax and has published six books of poems and a novel. Her latest collection is Penelope (Gaspereau Press, 2017). She has been nominated for the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Award and has won several awards including the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award for her collection, Ocean. Sue teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Dalhousie University.
Larissa Lai was born in La Jolla, California, grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and currently lives in Calgary. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Calgary and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She was awarded an Astraea Foundation Emerging Writers Award in 1995. Her novel When Fox is a Thousand was first published by Press Gang Publishers in 1995; a new edition, featuring an afterword by the author, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2004. In 2009, she published Automaton Biographies (Arsenal Pulp), her first solo poetry book that was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize at the BC Book Prizes. She is also the author of Salt Fish Girl (Thomas Allen Publishers, 2002), as well as a book-length collaborative long poem with Rita Wong called sybil unrest, published by Line Books in 2009. Larissa’s latest novel is 2019 Lamda Award Winner, The Tiger Flu.