Literary Reading Series: Tolu Oloruntoba

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Literary Reading Series: Tolu Oloruntoba

The SCAC is pleased to have author Tolu Oloruntoba share online readings of their work including their most recent work "Each One a Furnace"

By Sunshine Coast Arts Council

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Sat, Apr 22, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT



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  • 2 hours
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Tolu Oloruntoba was born and practiced medicine in Nigeria before migrating to Canada. He is no stranger to the experience of conflict and human fragility as well as the experience of displacement and resultant isolation — themes in his poetry. Oloruntoba’s debut collection The Junta of Happenstance won the 2021 Governor General’s Award and the prestigious 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize. His latest book, Each One a Furnace (2022), uses the imagery of migratory finches to express restlessness, immigration, and the othering that are prevalent globally. Oloruntoba currently resides in the traditional territory of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, and Kwantlen Nations.

The Sunshine Coast Arts Council, under the guidance of a Literary Reading Committee, sponsors a series of readings each year. Authors make a selection to read from their texts, followed by a discussion with the audience. The Literary Readings create intimate encounters between authors and Sunshine Coast audiences and readers, serving to enhance our appreciation of the wealth, breadth and exciting variety of Canadian literature.

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