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Lunch Poems presents Larissa Lai & Yusuf Saadi

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Lunch Poems at SFU is a unique opportunity to celebrate poetry and is held the third Wednesday of every month, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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December's Lunch Poems reading features poets Larissa Lai & Yusuf Saadi.

Larissa Lai

Larissa Lai has written eight books, including Iron Goddess of Mercy, Salt Fish Girl, The Tiger Flu, and a Nomados chapbook, Eggs in the Basement. Recipient of the Jim Duggins Mid-Career Novelist's Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, the Astraea Award, a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award and seven more, she's been involved in experimental poetry, cultural organizing, and speculative fiction communities since the late 1980s. She feels at home in both Vancouver and Calgary, and is a Canada research chair at the University of Calgary where she directs The Insurgent Architects' House for Creative Writing.

Yusuf Saadi

Yusuf Saadi's first collection Pluviophile (Nightwood, 2020) was shortlisted for the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize, and he has previously won The Malahat Review‘s 2016 Far Horizons Award for poetry and the 2016 Vallum Chapbook Award. His writing has appeared in numerous journals across Canada, including The Malahat Review, Vallum, Brick, Best Canadian Poetry, Canadian Notes & Queries, Arc, CV2, Grain, The Puritan, PRISM international, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Prairie Fire and untethered. He currently lives in Montreal.

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The Creative Writing Program at SFU Continuing Studies is committed to learning in community by offering programs and courses to writers. Our programs include the Writer's Studio Vancouver and The Writer's Studio Online. We also offer courses and consults on the craft and business of writing.

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