Join us for this in-person and online event in which Ghanaian writers and artists from the 2020/21 Reading the Migration Library (RML) Series will read and discuss the work they have recently produced. A Q&A with the writers will follow the reading. The event will be moderated by Alan Hill, former RML participant and New Westminster’s Poet Laureate (2017-2020).
Participants may choose to join this talk in-person or online. Upon registration, a Zoom link will be sent to all participants 24 hours prior to the event.
- A.B. Godfreed is the creative persona from which Epifania Amoo-Adare produces poetry, narratives, and other online creative work. Amoo-Adare is based in Accra, Ghana.
- Sally Afia Antwi Nuamah or SAAN is a Ghanaian-American writer, filmmaker, activist and researcher currently based in Chicago.
- Jay Kophy is a Ghana-based poet whose works have appeared in numerous international journals. He is the inaugural recipient of the Samira Bawumia Literature Prize in poetry.
- Fauziyatu Moro is an emerging writer and historian from Accra, Ghana now studying in the African History PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Gabriel Awuah Mainoo is a Ghana-based poet with numerous international and award winning publications, including the Soka Matsubara International Haiku award.
Reading the Migration Library is an artist project that invites artists and writers to make small edition “artist books” on the topic of migration. Hosted by Vancouver-based artist Lois Klassen, this project has since 2016 involved local and international artists in workshops, collaborations, and events. Organized in partnership with Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD), SFU cMAS (criticalMediArtStudio), and City of Richmond Public Art Program. The Reading the Migration Library Series is funded by Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, SFU Community Engagement Initiative and SFU cMAS.