Reconciliation through poetry

Thursday, February 27, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Central Library, Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
350 West Georgia Street

Admission is free
No registration required but seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis

Five diverse poets will unveil newly commissioned work exploring the concept of reconciliation in honour of Chief Robert Joseph, recipient of SFU’s 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue.

Featuring poets Jordan Abel, Joanne Arnott, Juliane Okot Bitek, Jordan Scott and Daniel Zomparelli. Co-hosted by SFU’s Centre for Dialogue as part of the 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue and Vancouver Public Library as part of the City of Vancouver’s Year of Reconciliation.

Guest of Honour: Chief Robert Joseph, Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada, Recipient of the 2014 Jack P. Blaney Award for Dialogue

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Special thanks to event advisors Wayde Compton, Barbara Kelly, Megan Langley and Renée Sarojini Saklikar