S122. Cascadia: Reading (and Writing) the Bioregion

Room 612, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Saturday, March 1, 2014
9:00 am to 10:15 am

 

This event celebrates Manoa Journal's publication of Cascadia: The Life and Breath of the World, a pathbreaking anthology of literature from the Pacific Coast’s Cascadia region. The reading will showcase authors from the cross-border region in which the 2014 conference is being held, articulate how Cascadia’s literary aesthetics and poetics are ecologically grounded; and explore the role of contemporary Cascadian writing in community building, citizenship, and spirituality.

Moderator:

Trevor Carolan teaches English and Creative Writing at University of the Fraser Valley near Vancouver, British Columbia. His work includes books of nonfiction, poetry, translation, anthologies, and literary journalism.

Judith Roche, author of three poetry collections,  is also published in numerous journals. The most recent won an American Book Award. She has poems installed in several Seattle area permanent public art pieces and has collaborated with visual artists and musicians.

Lee Maracle is a keeper/mythmaker among the Stó:lō First Nations people. She has published fiction, poetry, biography, critical essays, and collaborations, and teaches in the Aboriginal Studies Program at the University of Toronto.

Gregory Dunne

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