Join us on Thursday, February 14th at Hood 29 (formerly Cottage Bistro) from 6:45 to 8:30 for what promises to be an evening of awesome literary delights, featuring writer and luminary Jaye Simpson
and MFA readers Allan Hopkins, Jessica Johns
, and Kavelina SnowGiggles Torres
with luminary Jaye Simpson
. Hosted by the marvellous Molly Cross-Blanchard
, this promises to be an evening that you will not want to miss.
two wings soaring ikwe of the Buffalo clan otherwise known as jaye simpson is an Oji-Cree Anishinaabe Two Spirit warrior whose roots hail from the Sapotaweyak & Skownan Cree Nations. jaye is a libra sun, sagittarius rising, scorpio moon but delusionally identifies as a scorpio since it’s all over their birth chart (also a former thespian). jaye holds firm their rage about being a former youth in care, as well as a queer indigenous person & weaves it into poetry, prose & essays. they are published in Poetry Is Dead Issue 17: Coven, This Magazine: September/October 2018, PRISM 57.1: DREAMS & SAD Magazine: Green, GUTS Magazine online blog, with work in the upcoming Room 42.1 Magic issue. they have an upcoming short story in the new Indigenous LGBT Sci-fi anthology, Love After The End with Bedside Press and a piece in Arsenal Pulp Press’ upcoming anthology: Hustling Verse. they have also closed a runway for Evan Ducharme Studio’s HIRAETH 2018. jaye has also held the title of Kwantlen Polytechnic University Slamapalooza 2017 Champion & was on the Vancouver Slam Poetry 2018 Slam Team which are also National Finalists. jaye is Vancouver Slam Poetry’s 2019 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion and representative. they are a displaced indigenous person resisting, ruminating and residing on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations territories.
This event takes place on the unceded Coast Salish Territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish people.
The Cottage Bistro is wheelchair-accessible, with no stairs at the entrance, and a variety of seating. The path to the washrooms is a little narrow, but wide enough to be accessible via wheelchair according to the venue. Washrooms are single use.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) What is Locution?
Locution is a monthly gathering put on by MFA students at the University of British Columbia. Join us on the second Thursday of every month to hear stories, poems, memoirs, songs, plays, and everything in between from our talented students and fabulous special guests.
2) How do I sign up for future events?
Simple! Email [email protected]
with your name and what you would like to read. 5-7 minutes is the window we provide for you to dazzle us.
3) Should I attend this event?
Yes. Obviously. Future generations will thank you. You will be enriched in ways you cannot even imagine. You will notice a strong uptick in your literary production. This is the place to be.
4) Should I cancel any and all other plans I have made for this evening?
5) So, you're saying I should come to this?
YES! A THOUSAND TIMES, YES!
See you then,
Peter and the CWSA Crew