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Lunch Poems featuring Tawahum Bige & Heidi Greco
November 16, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PSTFree
Lunch Poems at SFU is a unique opportunity to celebrate poetry and is held the third Wednesday of every month, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
November’s Lunch Poems reading features poets Tawahum Bige & Heidi Greco. This free, in-person event will take place in the Teck Gallery at SFU Vancouver’s Harbour Centre campus.
Tawahum Bige is a Łutselkʼe Dene, Plains Cree poet and spoken word artist from unceded Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh territory (Vancouver). Their Scorpio-moon-ass poems expose growth, resistance and persistence as a hopeless Two Spirit Nonbinary sadboy on occupied Turtle Island. With a BA in creative writing from KPU, Tawahum has performed at countless festivals with poems featured in numerous publications. His land protection work versus Trans Mountain pipeline expansion had him face incarceration in 2020. His debut collection of poetry, Cut to Fortress, was published in March 2022 by Nightwood Editions and his debut EP was released in May 2022. Find him online @Tawahum on Instagram, Twitter and more.
Heidi Greco lives in Surrey, on the territory of the Semiahmoo First Nation, where she works as a writer, editor and book reviewer. Although she’s best known for her poetry, her books have explored other genres, including Shrinking Violets, a novella which won the Ken Klonsky Award and, more recently, Glorious Birds: A Celebratory Homage to ‘Harold and Maude’ (Anvil, 2021). She edited the 2018 anthology, From the Heart of It All: Ten Years of Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Her work has been included in a number of recent anthologies, including Worth More Standing (from Caitlin Press, 2022). In her ongoing work as an environmental activist, she played an instrumental role in organizing and hosting a summer launch event for that book – all part of actions geared towards protecting an environmentally-sensitive area in the Hazelmere Valley from planned development as an industrial complex.