Robson Reading Series: Weyman Chan

Name: Robson Reading Series: Weyman Chan

Date: Tuesday, October 30

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Chilcotin Boardroom (Room 256), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall

Description: In Chinese Blue, the poet “character” sifts through the earth’s long history of geological layering and forgetting, grappling with the perpetual fragmentation of identity. The poet struggles with the prospect of any inky blots that suggest the finished work of a creator, subject to expediencies—ambition, romance, betrayal—that leave us flawed and human, taking the reader on a spiritual quest burdened by an endless sea of flotsam.

Weyman Chan was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1963, to immigrant parents from China. Chan wrote his first poem when he was thirteen years old. He has published poems and short stories in a wide variety of literary journals and anthologies. He won the 2002 National Magazine Awards silver prize for his poem “At work,” and the 2003 Alberta Book Award for his first book of poetry, Before a Blue Sky Moon. His second book, Noise From the Laundry, was a finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Award for Poetry and the 2009 Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry.

Audience will be given an opportunity to ask the authors questions after the readings and books will be available for purchase and the authors will be available to sign copies.

Ticketing: FREE

Open to Public, Recommended for All Who are Interested in a Day of Poetic Festivity!

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