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In/Words Presents Refuge(e)

In/Words Presents Refuge(e)

Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks Street
James Milner
LM Rochefort
Nicolas Parent
In/Words Magazine & Press is launching its first themed issue, Refuge(e), exploring the internal and external geographies of the refugee and refuge experiences. Featured poetry and prose by established writers such as  George Elliott Clarke  and  Lorna Crozier  are included in the issue, and a live reading will highlight the voices of emerging literary stars, including  Doyali Islam, winner of Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2016 Poem of the Year. 

Refuge(e) includes visual art, video and creative non-fiction pieces by refugee camp volunteers, former refugees, poets, journalists and essayists who were moved to explore the themes. What is refuge? What does it mean to be a refugee? 

A stimulating panel discussion will welcome special guests and experts including James Milner, Associate Professor at Carleton University and consultant to Canada and the United Nations on refugee and forced migration policy and Nicolas Parent, Project Founder and Coordinator - Praxis Initiative at Association for Solidarity with Refugees (Multeci-Der). In/Words guest editor, Lise Rochefort, and co-editor, Sanita Fejzic, will be the MCs for the evening. 

Do not miss this rare opportunity: an evening that combines a fresh, multi-disciplinary take (that’s at once a literary, artistic and factual view) on one of the major issues of our time. Come hear many of the contributors read their work at the event. The Refug(e)e issue will also be available for purchase. 

In/Words Magazine & Press  was founded in 2001 by Carleton University English Department Professor Collet Tracey and her students. They are supported by The City of Ottawa, Carleton University’s English Department and CUSA.

Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our  free  children’s literacy programs.
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