Transmuting Trauma

There is no linear nature to healing. Our journeys carry us back to our homelands, into the depths of personal legend, and even beyond, into the farthest imagined expanses of our own minds. There, we may find no time machine, but the brilliant hands of an alchemist hard at work, dreaming honey where once there was molten rock, carving a new story for ourselves. In this panel, four powerful writers, Maneo Mohale, Alessandra Naccarato, Addie Tsai, and Corinne Manning, delve into conversations about trauma in their writing. Moderated by Mercedes Eng.

Event Type: Panel
Event Code: REH/SUN-4
Venue: Rennie Hall, Emily Carr University
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

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Addie Tsai teaches courses in literature, creative writing, dance, and humanities at Houston Community College. Her writing has been published in Banango Street, The Offing, The Collagist, The Feminist Wire, Nat. Brut., and elsewhere. 

Alessandra Naccarato is the recipient of the 2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award and the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize. Re-Origin of Species (Book*hug, 2019) is her debut poetry collection.

Corinne Manning is the author of the story collection We Had No Rules from Arsenal Pulp Press. Their work has been widely published including anthology selection in Toward an Ethics of Activism and Shadow Map: An anthology of Survivors of Sexual Assault. 

Maneo Mohale is a South African editor, feminist writer and poet. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Jalada, Prufrock, The Mail & Guardian, and others.

Mercedes Eng is the author of Mercenary English, Prison Industrial Complex Explodes, winner of the BC Poetry Prize, and my yt mama