Rungh Cultural Society, in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance is hosting an afternoon of poetry readings at the Full Circle Studio.
This Rungh Readings will feature readings by Jessica Johns, Sana Janjua, Fauzia Rafique and Wanda John-Kehewin. All four of these women are poets from the local Indigenous and South Asian communities.
Readings to be followed by a round-table discussion. The post-reading conversation will explore themes of artists’ 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", notes Zool Suleman, Rungh's Executive Director.
"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.
Date and Location
Sunday, 18 August 2019
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Sun Wah Centre #416
4th Floor, 268 Keefer Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5
Registration is required at Eventbrite.