Gregory Scofield is this year’s Ralph Gustafson Distinguished Poet

Renowned poet Gregory Scofield will be coming to Nanaimo on February 12 and 13 as VIU’s Ralph Gustafson Distinguished Poet for 2019-20. He is Michif of Cree, Scottish and European-Immigrant descent, and traces his ancestry to the Métis community of Kinosota, Manitoba, and Bacon Ridge. He will discuss, through oral storytelling, the importance of Indigenous literature and … Continued

The down-low on Sheri-D Wilson

The news that Canadian poet Sheri-D Wilson is coming to Nanaimo usually leads to one of two reactions: utter excitement at the chance to work with her, or a puzzled look combined with a politely uttered, “who?” With roots in Calgary, Wilson has taught all across Canada. Her specialty is the “intensive workshop,” usually running … Continued

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