Join us in celebrating two innovative poets, Isabella Wang and Leanne Dunic. Leanne will perform with members of The Deep Cove to share some of her work from The Gift: a Story and Music published by Book*hug Press. Isabella will be reading from her recent book On Forgetting a Language published by Baseline.
Doors 3:00 PM / Start 3:30 / WISE Hall / $10 Adv / $12 Door
Isabella Wang is the author of On Forgetting a Language (Baseline Press 2019). At 19, she has been shortlisted twice for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest, and she holds a pushcart prize nomination for poetry. Her poetry and prose have appeared in over twenty literary journals, and forthcoming in three anthologies. She is an assistant editor at Room Magazine.
Leanne Dunic was a child growing up on Vancouver Island when she first started dreaming about Paul McCartney. Those dreams led her to words and music, arms reaching for instruments, random library discoveries, and an opportunity to make you laugh. She transgresses genre and form to produce projects such as To Love the Coming End (Book*hug/Chin Music Press 2017) and The Gift (Book*hug 2019). She is the leader of The Deep Cove, and lives on the unceded and occupied traditional territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh people.