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Open Word with: Larissa Lai

Sat. November 17th 2018 Open Space Free

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Open Word with: Larissa Lai

Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm, join us for Open Word: Readings and Ideas with ...
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Sat. November 17th 2018 + Add to Calendar Open Space (All Ages)
7:30pm  Doors at: 7:00pm Free


Larissa Lai

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Arsenal Pulp Press

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Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm, join us for Open Word: Readings and Ideas with Larissa Lai to celebrate the release of her new dystopian novel, The Tiger Flu.

The Tiger Flu is a feminist, cyberpunk thriller that explores disease and technology, and imagines how women—queer women of colour, in particular—might go on to build community in a world that threatens them with extinction.

Larissa Lai has authored two novels, When Fox Is a Thousand and Salt Fish Girl; two poetry collections, sybil unrest (with Rita Wong) and Automaton Biographies; and a critical book, Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s. She was assistant professor in Canadian Literature at UBC from 2007–2014. In 2014, she returned to the University of Calgary to take up a Canada Research Chair in Creative Writing.

Larissa will read from The Tiger Flu at 7:30, then join in conversation with scholar and writer Claire Huot.

The event is free / by donation. Doors open at 7:00. There will be books for sale by cash/credit, and a cash bar—come prepared!


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510 Fort Street
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