Chan Centre Connects

Pre-show Talk with Jillian Christmas

Free
Sun February 24 2019 6:15pm
Royal Bank Cinema

This is a free event for No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks ticket holders only. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served.

Presented by the Chan Centre

Navigating poetry and prose, Vancouver-based poet, organizer, and activist Jillian Christmas takes us on an exploration of Black experience. Pausing in places of intersection between the work of Gwendolyn Brooks and her own, Jillian examines the importance of telling one’s story. What did Brooks illuminate about the life of a black artist in America? What about community? What is the importance and power found in telling one’s own story, and what drew people, from different backgrounds and experiences, to flock to Brooks’ work? Gather for a moment of poetic contemplation, as we prepare to be swept away by the sharp wisdom and keen witness of No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks.

 

Free
Sun February 24 2019 6:15pm
Royal Bank Cinema

This is a free event for No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks ticket holders only. Seating is limited and first-come, first-served.