Reading: Andrea Actis, Danielle LaFrance and Dorothy Trujillio Lusk

Saturday, February 16, 3pm

Geoffrey Farmer
Banana and Grass, 2014

Andrea Actis lives on occupied Coast Salish lands and teaches literature and writing at Capilano University and Emily Carr University of Art + Design. A former editor of the literary and visual-arts journal The Capilano Review, she has published poetry and criticism in Fence, Pelt, World Picture, and The Poetic Front. She is close to finishing a book about competing definitions of seriousness that is also a book about the formalism, conservatism, and voyeurism of whiteness, and has recently completed an autoconceptualist project about her dead father and aliens.

Danielle LaFrance lives on occupied and stolen xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ lands. She is a poet, community librarian, and independent scholar, among other things, venusian, anarcha-feminist, stupid ... She is the author of species branding (CUE 2010), Friendly + Fire (Talonbooks 2016), and the chapbook Pink Slip (SIC 2013), with a forthcoming book of poetry and autotheory JUST LIKE I LIKE IT expected Autumn 2019 with Talonbooks. Her more recent poetry project #postdildo thinks and acts through fucking, fantasy, rape culture, and modes of communication. She is committed to listening, addressing, and responding to the radical root of things. Her favourite colour is purple. Her favourite word is no.

Dorothy Trujillo Lusk is a Vancouver-based writer. Her books include Ogress Oblige (Krupskaya, 2001), Oral Tragedy (Tsunami Editions, 1988), Redactive (Talonbooks, 1990, pulped 1995), Volume Delays(Sprang Texts, 1995), and Sleek Vinyl Drill (Thuja, 2000). She is associated with the collectives Vultures, Red Queen, the Kootenay School of Writing, and About a Bicycle.