Rungh Readings at Full Circle: First Nations Performance
Indigenous and South Asian women poets in conversation.
Rungh Cultural Society, in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance hosted an afternoon of poetry readings at the Full Circle Studio on Sunday, August 18, 2019. This Rungh Readings event featured readings by Jessica Johns, Sana Janjua, Fauzia Rafique and Wanda John-Kehewin. All four women poets from Indigenous and South Asian communities, as they self identify in the each of their readings.
In the Roundtable conversation which follows after the readings, the artists explore themes related to their creative process, inter-generational transmission of knowledge, connection to land, struggle and identity.
"Rungh Readings being relaunched at this event, with Full Circle, is a part of Rungh's local, regional, and national commitment to creating 'new' intersected communities and stories", noted Zool Suleman, Rungh's Executive Director, in the Press Release for the event. These readings are part of a longer history of Rungh featuring new and established voices", stated Suleman. "Since 1992, Rohinton Mistry, M.G. Vassanji, George Elliott Clarke, Surjeet Kalsey, Shayam Selvadurai, Shani Mooto, and many others have been a part of these readings." Rungh expresses its thanks to Full Circle: First Nations Performance for partnering on this event.
Thanks to Metro Vancouver for funding this project.