Place and Inspiration

The writing of authors Carrianne Leung, Kim Fu, Joanna Lilley, and Brandi Bird and moderator Shazia Hafiz Ramji take readers to near and far locales ranging from cityscapes to the wilderness to everywhere in-between. Follow them on a journey to discover their favourite real-world and fictional settings as writers and readers, as well as listen to discussions of how these places have influenced and shaped them.

Event Type: Panel
Annex Theatre
Date: Thursday, March 14, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019


Brandi Bird is a Two-Spirit Saulteaux and Cree poet currently living and learning on Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territory. They study Creative Writing at Douglas College.

Kim Fu is an award-winning novelist, poet, and critic. Her most recent novel is The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore.


Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from OISE/University of Toronto. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo (Inanna Publications) was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Awards. Her collection of linked stories, That Time I Loved You, was published in 2018 by HarperCollins Canada.

Joanna Lilley has published a novel, Worry Stones, a short story collection, The Birthday Books, and two poetry collections, If There Were Roads and The Fleece Era.



Shazia Hafiz Ramji is the author of Port of Being (Invisible Publishing), which received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry.

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