Growing Room 2019: Funny Feminists

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Part of Growing Room 2019 Punch up at the patriarchy with an afternoon of witty poetry and prose featuring some of the most incisive and hilarious writers in the country—Ivan Coyote, Lucas Crawford, Molly Cross-Blanchard, Jo Dworkshack, Eden Robinson, Hana Shafi, and Lindsay Wong. Hosted by Samantha Nock (host of the podcast Heavy Content).Event Type: ReadingVenue: Red Gate Revue StageDate: Sunday, March 10, 1:30pm – 3:30pmCost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019 PANELISTSIvan Coyote is the author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, six full-length live shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music.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.Molly Cross-Blanchard is a Métis writer, MFA student at UBC, editor at PRISM international, and author of the chapbook I Don’t Want to Tell You.Award-winning storyteller, entrepreneur, broadcaster and SFU Writer’s Studio graduate Jo Dworshak produces the monthly show Story Story Lie at The Rio Theatre.Eden Robinson is a Haisla/Heiltsuk author who grew up in Haisla, British Columbia. Her novel Son of a Trickster was shortlisted for The Giller Prize. Her latest novel is Trickster Drift.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.Lindsay Wong holds a BFA in Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia and a MFA in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University in New York City.
The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug-Raids, Demons, And My Crazy Chinese Family is her debut memoir.MODERATORSamantha Nock is a Cree-Métis poet, writer, and podcast host from Dawson Creek, BC. Her family originally comes from Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan. 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: 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.
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