Readings by Liz Howard (U Toronto), Randy Lundy (U Toronto), and Sarah Olutola (Lakehead U).
MC Sarah Dowling (U Toronto)
Location: Page One Cafe, 106 Mutual Street
Pizza will be served!
Liz Howard earned her Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She has completed creative writing and Indigenous arts residencies at various institutions such as McGill University, University of Calgary, and Sheridan College. She is an adjunct professor and lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. Her collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tentwon the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her second collection, Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, was released in June 2021.
Randy Lundy is Cree, Norwegian, and Irish and is a member of the Barren Lands First Nation. Randy’s notable works include poetry books titled Blackbird Song and Field Notes for the Self. He currently serves as editor for the Oksana Poetry and Poetics series. Randy Lundy joined the English Department at University of Toronto, Scarborough.
Sarah Olutola also known as Sarah Raughley, is currently a professor in the English Department at Lakehead University. Sarah is an emerging Young Adult fiction writer, with notable works including The Bones of Ruin, Legacy of Light, and Seige of Shadows. Sarah has been nominated for the Aurora Award for Best YA Novel. Her research covers representation of race and gender in popular media culture, youth culture, and postcolonialism.
Sarah Dowling is the author of Translingual Poetics: Writing Personhood under Settler Colonialism, which received an honorable mention for the American Studies Association’s Lora Romero Prize. In addition, Sarah has published three poetry collections: Security Posture, DOWN, and Entering Sappho, which was a finalist for the Derek Walcott Poetry Prize. Sarah teaches in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Victoria College at the University of Toronto, and is currently writing a book about lying down in contemporary literature.