Join us Wednesday, January 19 at 7:30 virtually for Ellie Sawatsky and shauna paull
Due to Omicron, we are once again virtual. To register, click on this link:
Ellie Sawatzky is a writer from Kenora, Ontario. A finalist for the 2019 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers, and the recipient of CV2’s 2017 Foster Poetry Prize, she has been published widely in literary journals such as Grain, The Fiddlehead, PRISM International, The Matador Review, The Puritan and Room. She works as an editor for FriesenPress, and is the curator of the Instagram account IMPROMPTU (@impromptuprompts), a hub for writing prompts and literary inspiration. She holds an MFA in creative writing from UBC (2015) and lives in Vancouver. None of This Belongs to Me is her debut poetry collection. www.
,shauna paull is a poet, educator and community advocate, who completed her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC. Paull’s first book, roughened in undercurrent, was published by Leaf Press in 2008. Since 2000, shauna has led creative writing workshops at many different organizations in greater Vancouver, including the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on the ancestral, unceded territories of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation. In community, shauna has worked extensively with migrant and refugee women in the areas of labour and mobility rights, poverty alleviation and legislative reform. Shauna represented Canada at the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2006. Her work can be found in RockSalt: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry (Mother Tongue, 2008), Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia (Mother Tongue, 2013) and In All the Spaces: Diverse Voices in Global Women’s Poetry (Autopress, New Delhi, 2020).