TRACING THE LINES: A Symposium on Contemporary Poetics and Cultural Politics to Honour Roy Miki

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TRACING THE LINES:
A Symposium on Contemporary Poetics
and Cultural Politics to Honour Roy Miki

May 28th to 31st, 2008
Vancouver BC

Following Roy Miki’s exemplary work as a socially engaged poet, editor, activist, critical theorist, and teacher, the symposium will address the challenges of linking intellectual and political work while imagining spaces of freedom and production.

Beginning with a reading by Roy Miki on Wednesday evening, the event will consist of three evening events (May 28, 29, and 31st) and two days of creative/critical panels and presentations addressing the reach of Miki’s work and its literary and social contexts. Topics include contemporary poetics; politics of the imagination; the role of the public intellectual; asiancy; editorial activism; and the history, politics and art of redress. To facilitate ongoing discussion and debate, there will be no concurrent sessions.

Writers, scholars, and artists participating include Jeannette Armstrong, Michael Barnholden, Marie Annharte Baker, George Bowering, Louis Cabri, David Chariandy, Susan Crean, Wayde Compton, Jeff Derksen, Phinder Dulai, David Fujino, Monika Kin Gagnon, Hiromi Goto, Marwan Hassan, Smaro Kamboureli, Larissa Lai, Jacqueline Larson, Chris Lee, Tara Lee, Walter K. Lew, Ashok Mathur, Daphne Marlatt, Kirsten Emiko McAllister, Scott Toguri McFarlane, Cindy Mochizuki, Mark Nowak, Baco Ohama, Grace Eiko Thomson, Fred Wah, Rita Wong, and Jerry Zaslove.

REGISTRATION FEES
by donation: sliding scale—suggested amounts:

Fully Employed———————— $35.00
Under Employed & Students——-$20.00
or pay what you can

• Pre-registration would be appreciated to help with planning.
• To pre-register, send an email with your name and address to roymikicelebration@yahoo.com (pay when you arrive)
• Or send a check or money order to:

Asian Canadian Studies Society
342-East 5th Ave, Vancouver V5T 4H6

For program details and other information, see Tracing the Lines

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