Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – 6:30pm
Brockton Writers Series presents readings by:
Special note: As we adapt to current social distancing regulations, we’re happy to announce our event will be hosted on the Brockton Writers Series YouTube channel! Please log in at 6:30.
The reading is PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books are available for sale.
If you’d like to donate, please do so here.
Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.
“Which Creative Writing Program and Why?: One Writer’s Perspective on MFAs, Continuing Education Certificates, and Private Workshops“
Anna Lee-Popham is an MFA Candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph, and a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University and University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education Creative Writing Certificate, where she received the Janice Colbert Poetry Award. Anna co-hosts the Emerging Writers Reading Series.
Wayne Ng was born in downtown Toronto to Chinese immigrants who fed him a steady diet of bitter melons and kung fu movies. Ng works as a school social worker in Ottawa but lives to write, travel, eat, and play – preferably all at the same time. He is an award-winning author and travel writer who continues to push his boundaries from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Author of Letters from Johnny, The Family Code (2023), and Finding the Way: A Novel of Lao Tzu.
Joelle Barron is a poet who lives on the Traditional Territory of the Anishinaabeg of Treaty 3 and the Métis people (Fort Frances, ON). Their first poetry collection, Ritual Lights, was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. In 2019, Barron was a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Emerging LGBTQ Writers.
Elizabeth Allua Vaah, author of Maame, grew up in Bakanta, Western Ghana and moved to Canada in 2010. Allua calls herself a Maternal Health Migrant. She is co-founder of a Maternal Health advocacy group, an advocate of girl-child education and a strong environmentalist. She lives in Brampton with her family.
Sheilah Madonna Mortel Salvador is a writer and spoken word artist whose work focuses on cultural pride, healing, and self-love. Born in the Philippines, she is grateful and honoured to currently be living in Toronto, the place in the water where the trees are standing. Her work has been featured in the Minerva and the Town Crier-Puritan literary magazines, as well as FeelWays: A Scarborough Anthology. She is currently doing her Master’s at OISE in Adult Education and is working on a book about her family history and the Massacre of Manila.