Sunday, October 20, 2022
10am (Pacific Time)
Vancouver Black Library (268 Keefer Street, Basement Floor) and on-line
Light Factory Publications (LFP) is excited to partner with Vancouver Black Library (VBL) to launch “Reading Migration / Reading Diaspora” an interactive website promoting contemporary Ghanaian writing by Catherine Pearce and Rose Rouhani. Reading Migration / Reading Diaspora features the poetry of Sally Afia Antwi Nuamah (“SAAN”), A.B. Godfreed (Epifania Amoo-Adare), Jay Kophy, Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, and Fauziyatu Moro.
Join the writers, artists, interaction designers, and researchers in an online presentation of the interactive work and to hear the writers, A.B. Godfreed (Epifania Amoo-Adare) and Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, both of Accra, Ghana. Moderator – Lois Klassen.
This is a hybrid on-line and in-person event. Those in attendance (268 Keefer Street, basement floor) will receive a complimentary copy of the three-chapbook set, Ghanaian Writing on Migration (2021) with poetry by A.B. Godfreed (Epifania Amoo-Adare) and Gabriel Awuah Mainoo, as well as Sally Afia Antwi Nuamah (“SAAN”), and Jay Kophy. These chapbooks are also available for download here, https://lightfactorypublications.ca/news/ghanaian-writers-announced/
Register for the in-person event here (capacity – 25) – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reading-migration-reading-diaspora-in-person-tickets-448722821037
Register for the on-line link here – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/reading-migration-reading-diaspora-tickets-448714596437
More on this project…
Ghanaian Writing on Migration and Diaspora consists of 3 poetry chapbooks bound together in the set, including:
• On Loss: Two Poems from Ghana by A.B. Godfreed & SAAN
• We are Moulting Birds by Gabriel Awuah Mainoo
• Walking on Water by Jay Kophy
The jurors for the LOATAD/RML publications were Sylvia Arthur, Otoniya J. Okot Bitek and Lois Klassen, and VBL would like to extend our gratitude for all their work in realizing this project!
(*Art Book Month is a parallel series of events hosted in spaces locally in so-called Vancouver, nationally and internationally by artists, curators, collectives and institutions who are actively creating and presenting work in this medium)
Reading Migration / Reading Diaspora was made possible with funding from Simon Fraser University’s Community Engagement Initiative and a partnership with Critical Media Art Studio (cMAS) at School of Interactive Art and Technology, SFU Surrey.