ORIGINS Writers: Liz Howard and Matthew James Weigel

Thursday, June 3, 2021 Start time: 6:30 pm


Venue: Online

"Liz Howard is what contemporary poetry needs right now." - Penguin Random House

Join us for this ORIGINS WRITERS event as we discuss the Festival's themes and hear readings from poet Liz Howard and writer Mathew James Weigel.

About the speakers:

Liz Howard’s debut poetry collection Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent won the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the 2015 Governor General’s Award for poetry, and was named a Globe and Mail top 100 book. Her poetry has appeared in Canadian Art, The Fiddlehead, Poetry Magazine, and Best Canadian Poetry 2018. Howard received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She is of mixed settler and Anishinaabe heritage. Born and raised on Treaty 9 territory in northern Ontario, she currently lives in Toronto.

Mathew Weigel is a Dënësųłinë́ & Métis writer creating in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. He is an MA student in the English & Film Studies department at the University of Alberta and holds a BSc in Biological Sciences. He is a 2020 Vallum Chapbook Award winner and the winner of the 2019 Cécile E. Mactaggart Award.

Supported by Beyond the Spectacle, the School of English and Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and the Banff Centre of Arts and Creativity.  Chaired by poet and scholar Peter Jaeger.

ORIGINS WRITERS is a series of online literature events with leading First Nations writers and poets, launching the 2021-22 ORIGINS Festival.