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Growing Room 2019: Body Politics

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NEC Native Education College

Vancouver, BC V5T 1H2

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Part of Growing Room 2019

Join Andrea Warner in conversation with four writers—Lucas Crawford, Jónína Kirton, Arley McNeney, and Hana Shafi—who shrewdly challenge our culture’s fetishization of youth, thinness, whiteness, and ability. What power does creative expression have to heal and affirm? How do the politics of the body affect which voices are valued and heard in CanLit and beyond? Has the concept of “body positivity” been co-opted by patriarchal capitalism and conventionally attractive celebrities, and, if so, can it be reclaimed by its radical roots?

Event Type: Panel
Venue: Native Education College
Date: Saturday, March 9, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019



Panelists

Lucas Crawford, genderqueer disabled poet, wrote Sideshow Concessions, The High Line Scavenger Hunt, and Belated Bris of the Brainsick (Fall 2019). Lucas teaches at UNB and is from rural NS.

Jónína Kirton is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet. Her second book, An Honest Woman, was a finalist in the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.

Arley McNeney is the author of Post and The Time We All Went Marching and writes the Fraser Springs series with a co-author as Laine Ferndale.

Hana Shafi is a writer and artist who illustrates under the name Frizz Kid. Known on Instagram for her weekly affirmation series, she is also the recipient of the Women Who Inspire Award, from the Canadian Council for Muslim Women.

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Andrea Warner is the author of Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography and We Oughta Know, and co-hosts Pop This! podcast. Pop culture, art, and feminism make her happy.



The venue is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation is available by request before February 15, 2019. Detailed information about accessibility at Growing Room is available at: https://festival.roommagazine.com/venues-and-accessibility/

Growing Room takes place on the traditional, unceded, and ancestral territory of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish peoples.

Growing Room is made possible thanks to support from our major sponsors and partners: the City of Vancouver, Canadian Heritage, the BC Arts Council, the Canada Council of the Arts, Creative BC, the Access Copyright Foundation, The Georgia Straight, and Massy Books.

To learn more about our sponsors and partners, please visit festival.roommagazine.com/sponsors.

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