Wednesday, April 2, 2008


at 7:30 pm.
Subtext continues its monthly reading series with readings by Fred Wah & Lou Rowan at our new home at the Chapel Performance Space on the 2nd of April 2008. Donations for admission will be taken at the door on the evening of the performance.

Fred Wah was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, in 1939 and was raised in the interior of British Columbia. He is the author of about twenty books, including the award-winning bio-fiction Diamond Grill which was re-released in the fall of 2006 with NeWest Press. His book of poetry Waiting For Saskatchewan won a Governor General’s Award in 1985. His book Faking It: Poetics and Hybridity, Critical Writing 1984-1999 won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Writing in Canadian literature. A new book Sentenced to Light is forthcoming from Talonbooks. Other recent books include Articulations (Nomados, 2008).

Wah was one of the founding editors of the poetry journal TISH. After graduate work in literature and linguistics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and the State University of New York in Buffalo where he worked with Robert Creeley and Charles Olson, he returned to Canada to teach. He currently lives in Vancouver, BC.

A native of Southern California, Lou Rowan began his writing career in New York City, where he earned his living as teacher and as an institutional investor. He lives and writes in Seattle. His current projects include a novel about the losing of the West, a sequel to My Last Days (Chiasmus), stories, and his editorial duties at Golden Handcuffs Review. He’s also the author of Sweet Potatoes (Ahadada).

More info at Nonsequitur web site -
Details on the Chapel at:

THANKS to NONSEQUITUR for co-sponsoring this event.

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