Jordan Abel + Thursdays Writing Collective at the Heart of the City Festival!
- Thursday, Oct 27, 2016
- Gallery Gachet, 88 East Cordova St., Vancouver, BC
Where do the mind’s eye and poetic heart meet? To celebrate our 9th season, Thursdays Writing Collective will explore the overlap between words and images and we invite you to join us. Guest Jordan Abel, a Nisga’a experimental writer from BC, will read from his highly visual and critically compelling work, followed by writing prompts and open mic.
**Bring your pens and notebooks for this event of live reading and writing.**
Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer residing in Vancouver. He is currently completing his PhD at Simon Fraser University where he is focusing on digital humanities and Indigenous poetics. Abel’s conceptual writing engages with the representation of Indigenous peoples in Anthropology and popular culture. His chapbooks have been published by JackPine Press and Above/Ground Press, and his work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals across Canada, including Prairie Fire, The Capilano Review, and Canadian Literature. He is an editor for Poetry Is Dead magazine and the former editor for PRISM international and Geist. Abel’s creative work has recently been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope), The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (Arbiter Ring), and The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Hayword). Abel is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award) and Un/inhabited. Abel’s third book, Injun, was released from Talonbooks in spring 2016.
13th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival runs Wednesday October 26 to Sunday November 6, 2016. More than 100 events take place at over 40 venues throughout the Downtown Eastside. Thursdays Writing Collective is thrilled to participate once again this year. Check out all the Heart of the City Festival events!
Gallery Gachet is a non-profit artist run centre located in the Downtown Eastside.
Gallery Accessibility Info:
front door: 5 feet width
front door step: 6 inch height
ramp: 34 inch width
washroom door: 33 inch width
toilet: 10 inch clearance on left side
14 inch clearance in front to sink
the washroom has a handrail