READING AND CONVERSATION WITH EVELYN LAU 2011-2014 Poet Laureate of the City of Vancouver

Event Date: 

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

  • MCC Lounge

Evelyn Lau has published ten books, spanning works of non-fiction, short story collections, five volumes of poetry, and a novel.  Her first book,Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, published when she was 18, was an bestselling autobiographical account of her life on the streets as a teenager. Made into a CBC TV movie, it starred Sandra Oh in her first major role. Evelyn's work has been translated into a dozen languages worldwide; her poetry has received the Milton Acorn Award, a National Magazine Award, and has been included in the Best American Poetry and Best Canadian Poetry anthologies.  Her most recent poetry collection, Living Under Plastic, won the Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a woman in Canada.

Her reading will be followed by a Q&A with Prof. erin K. Ninh of Asian American Studies.

Presented by the Department of Asian American Studies; cosponsored by the College of Creative Studies and the Department of Feminist Studies