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February 2020

Rungh Samachar

Goto and Morin
Peter Morin and Ayumi Goto this is what happens when we perform the memory of the land, 2013 documentation of performance Courtesy of the artists Photo: Ashok Mathur.

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Colour. Culture. Conversations.

Our next issue of Rungh is just around the corner and we have an early excerpt from Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo.

Rungh continues to champion and showcase Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour artists from across Canada and their amazing work. To further support their work, we would love to hear from you!

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Talking Stick Festival 2020

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An Excerpt from Shani Mootoo's Polar Vortex
Be sure to check out Shani Mooto's newest fiction Polar Vortex from Book*Hug Press available March 3 2020.
Read the excerpt here
Publication Release Date.

Rungh - Volume 7, Issue 1 will be live in the next couple of weeks.

Keep an eye out on your mailbox for our next issue. If you haven't had a chance to read Volume 6, Issue 4 yet, you can find it here.

What's Next

Upcoming dates for your calendar and things to watch out for.
Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements

Hosted by: Love Intersections
Exhibition Dates: 1 February - 18 April 2020
Location: Sum Gallery - Suite 425 – 268 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC V6A1X5

Yellow Peril; The Celestial Elements is a visual art exhibit inspired by the Chinese Five Elemental forces, seized by the urgent tensions between Queer Chinese diasporic identities. A collection of multichannel installations, visual and sculptural activations provoke a cosmic encounter of our living past and present as we ‘race’ towards a healing future.

These elemental activations attempt to collapse the linear temporality to dislodge an emotional, spiritual, cosmological, and metaphysical enunciation of our Queer ‘Chineseness’. Rather than focus on the trauma that queer people of colour face, this project is fundamentally an invitation to an exuberant celebration of queerness that is unabashedly Chinese.

Talking Stick Festival 2020

Hosted by: Full Circle
Dates: 18 - 29 February 2020
Full Circle's 2020 Talking Stick Festival (TSF) is proudly presented on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish People. 2020's theme is Chén̓chenstway, “upholding each other, lifting each other up”, and this year’s festival promises to do just that for everyone involved.

This festival of extraordinary Indigenous performance and art features some of the best emerging and established Indigenous artists Turtle Island has to offer, with a lineup of theatre, storytelling, writing, music, spoken word, dance, film, visual arts – and more!

The Talking Stick Festival began as a way to showcase and celebrate Indigenous art and performance to a wider audience. From its humble beginnings, this unique and exciting event has grown into a full 2-week Festival held annually in February at locations across Vancouver.

More information found here
UBC's The Phil Lind Initiative Speaker Series

Lind Initiative 2020: Thinking While Black

Rungh artist, poet Junie Désil is moderating keynote speaker Roxane Gay on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

The event is currently sold out but is being live-streamed here.

More information about the Speak Series found here.

Junie Désil was one of our featured poets who read at our Rungh Relaunch Party Event back in 2018. You can watch a recording of it here.


Rungh Videos, document some of Rungh's past programming, and events.

Videos include poetry readings from Rungh's Relaunch Party by Sadhu Binning, Phinder Dulai, Rahat Kurd and Junie Desil.

Rungh Magazine Re/Launch