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Growing Room 2019: Invisible Womxn

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Red Gate Revue Stage

1601 Johnston Street

Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

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Part of Growing Room 2019

Writers discuss why many womxn writers choose to write about those who are either who are either derided, commodified, or even go completely unrecognized in our culture’s mainstream. The invisibility is palpable in the undercurrent of unspoken rage expressed by those who either do or do not pop with our culture’s fascination with the sexually explicit, standardized conceptions of beauty, behaviour, and identity. In this panel, creating character becomes an act of insurgency via creativity.

Event Type: Panel
Venue: Red Gate Revue Stage
Date: Monday, March 11, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019



PANELISTS

Sharon Bala is the bestselling author of The Boat People. Her short fiction has been widely published and won the Journey Prize in 2017.

Whitney French is a writer and arts-educator. Her latest project Black Writing Matters is an anthology of creative nonfiction published through the University of Regina Press.

Sara Graefe is a playwright, screenwriter and editor of the CNF collection Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories. She teaches at UBC Creative Writing.

Arielle Twist is an author and community educator from George Gordons First Nation, Saskatchewan. Disintegrate/Dissociate is her first collection of poetry with Arsenal Pulp Press.

MODERATORS

Maureen Medved’s adaptation of her novel The Tracey Fragments opened the Panorama program of the 57th annual Berlinale, winning the Manfred Salzgeber Prize. Her novel Black Star came out in April 2018. She is an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia.



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: Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council of the Arts, the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver, 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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