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Bridging Differences: Decolonization and Diversity in Canadian Literature

Date & Time:
November 25, 2018 | 2:00 pm
Calgary Public Library Central Library

LARC and the Calgary Public Library host writers Carmen Aguirre, Larissa Lai, and Liz Howard to discuss how diverse perspectives are changing the identity of Canadian literature.

Carmen Aguirre

Multiple-award-winning author, actor, and playwright. She has written and co-written 25 plays, including Chile Con Carne, The Refugee Hotel, and Blue Box. Her books include CBC Canada Reads winner Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter and its bestselling sequel Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution.

Liz Howard

Poet and writer. Her first book of poetry, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her chapbook Skullambient was shortlisted for the 2012 bpNichol Chapbook Award. Her poetry has appeared on literary journals such as The Capilano Review and The Puritan. She is the University of Calgary’s 2018-19 Canadian Writer-in-Residence.

Larissa Lai

Poet, novelist, critic, and educator. She is the author of three novels, The Tiger Flu, When Fox is a Thousand, and Salt Fish Girl; two books of poetry, sybil unrest (with Rita Wong) and Automaton Biographies, among others. She is a recipient of the Astraea Foundation Emerging Writers' Award and an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary.


This event is free and open to the public.