news | Tuesday October 25, 2016

Fred Wah and Colin Browne at the Vancouver Writers’ Fest this past weekend

[Fred Wah and Colin Browne at the Vancouver Writers’ Fest, October 2016]

This past Sunday, poetry lovers spent an intimate and interactive afternoon with poets Fred Wah and Colin Browne at the Vancouver Writers’ Festival. The house was nearly full, and Wah read a number of poems from his collected earlier poems, Scree, before diving into conversation with Browne. Composition was the thread of the conversation, and the audience gained insight into Wah’s poetic practises and approaches to poetry.


The audience had questions about Wah’s work in and around hybridity, hyphenation, and the idea of resisting closure, so the conversation continued until the festival organizers had to shoo everyone out of the room …


All photos courtesy Andy Metten

Great way to end the festival! And we look forward to next year’s with fondness.

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