Memoir in verse, autofiction, kinetic sculpture, lyric essays, performance poetry, music installations. Hybrid forms twist and shape traditional forms of storytelling in startling and revelatory ways, and create new meaning in a world that is, at the best of times, confusing. Here, artists Aisha Sasha John, Aimee Louw, Alex Leslie, and Carleigh Baker examine expectations about storytelling, and then shatter them. Moderated by Jocelyn Tennant.
Event Type: Panel
Event Code: NEC/SUN-4
Venue: Native Education College
Date: Sunday, March 15, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2020
Aimee Louw’s chapbook, Less Sweet than Chocolate or Concrete is out now. Follow along as she writes her debut novel, You Deserve Everything.
Aisha Sasha John’s medium is energy. She’s the author of I have to live. (McClelland & Stewart 2017), THOU (Book*hug 2014), and The Shining Material (Book*hug 2011).
Alex Leslie is a Jewish settler born in Vancouver. She has published two collections of short stories, People Who Disappear and We All Need to Eat. She has also published two collections of poetry, The things I heard about you, and Vancouver for Beginners, published this fall by Book*hug.
Carleigh Baker is an nêhiyaw âpihtawikosisân /Icelandic writer who lives as a guest on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwu7mesh, and səl̓ilwəta peoples.
Jocelyn Tennant is a fiction and screenwriter whose work has appeared in Joyland, Room Magazine, Bad Nudes, and elsewhere. She currently works as a script doctor in Vancouver.