news | Wednesday January 13, 2016

Checking in with Cecily Nicholson

What is Cecily Nicholson up to? Poet and author of the award-winning long poem From the Poplars, and other titles, when not working at the unique Gallery Gachet in Vancouver, participates in readings and facilitates writing workshops. This spring and summer, she’ll also be a writer in residence in Ontario and then BC.

From the Poplars was recently the subject of a brief but poignant interview by CBC Daybreak South: “How one tiny island tells the story of New Westminster.”

Issue 3.27 of the Capilano Review (newly revived!) features one of Nicholson’s poems and discusses some of her other work. Read all about it on rob mclennan’s blog.

Nicholson is currently facilitating a teacher’s writing group supported by the Surrey Teacher’s Association in Surrey, British Columbia. In the spring, she will begin a residency at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, in collaboration with its Cultural Studies department; in addition to the residency and manuscript consultations, she’ll collaborate through performance and print with other artists. Later in the summer, Nicholson will take up another writing residency at Woodhaven, University of British Columbia – Okanagan.

Also look for Nicholson at the Denman Island Readers and Writers festival in July 2016.

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