Sun, Oct 23|
TAP Centre for Creativity
Manahil Bandukwala & Ellen Chang-Richardson with David Janzen
Join for the launch of new poetry collections from Manahil Bandukwala and Ellen Chang-Richardson as interpreted by Dorit Osher.
Time & Location
Oct 23, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada
About The Event
MONUMENT upturns notions of love, monumentalisation, and empire by exploring buried facets of Mumtaz Mahal’s story. The collection layers linear time and geographical space to chart the continuing presence of historical legacies. It considers what alternate futures could have been possible. Who are we when we continue to make the same mistakes? Beyond distance, time, and boundaries, what do we still carry?
MANAHIL BANDUKWALA is a writer and visual artist originally from Pakistan and now settled in Canada. In 2021, she was shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award. She works as Coordinating Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine, and is Digital Content Editor for Canthius. She is a member of Ottawa-based collaborative writing group VII. Her project Reth aur Reghistanis a multidisciplinary exploration of folklore from Pakistan interpreted through poetry and sculpture. She holds an MA in English from the University of Waterloo. MONUMENT is her first book.
ELLEN CHANG-RICHARDSON is an award-winning poet, a writer, and an editor, of Taiwanese and Chinese Cambodian descent whose multi-genre writing has appeared in Augur, The Fiddlehead, third coast magazine, Vallum Contemporary, and more. Born in Toronto, Ontario, they were raised in Oakville, Ontario, and São Paulo, Brazil, and spent their most formative years growing up in Shanghai, China. A third culture kid at heart, Ellen's writing is informed by their love of contemporary art, their concern with climate crisis, and their experience moving through the world as they are.
DAVID JANZEN writes and teaches about land, environment, and crisis. His creative work has been recognized by the EVENT Creative Non-Fiction Prize, the CV2 Young Buck Poetry Prize, the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award, and received an Honourable Mention from the National Magazine Awards. He lives in London, ON.
Note that TAP is a fully accessible space and that masks will be optional subject to the state of the pandemic.