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Please join us for a very special evening of art and poetry featuring new works by Jordan Westre & Kazimir Simpson, and readings by Adèle Barclay, A. H. Reaume, Ariana Marchigiano, and Shazia Hafiz Ramji

April 6th, 2019 (Saturday)

1659 Venables St (off commercial) Vancouver, BC V5L 2H1

Doors @ 7pm
Readings @ 8pm
Finishes @ 11pm

There will be wine & beer


Jordan Westre is a vancouver-based artist working with photomontage to create new narratives out of old or discarded visual media. juxtaposing images sourced from publications such as Life, Time, and Vogue with vintage landscape photography, Westre creates surreal dreamscapes that touch on themes of disillusion, dystopia, and physical or spiritual journeys. she has exhibited locally at galleries such as Ayden, Skylight, Photon Studio and James Black. 

Kazimir Simpson was born in Edmonton Alberta, based in Vancouver, BC. Through the use of paint, he endeavors to express the subtle, often conflicting, beauty found in existence. A sneak-peak at a new series of work. Based in the exploration of singularities, the exponential convergence of ideas and people. 

Adèle Barclay’s writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, The Heavy Feather Review, The Pinch, Fog Machine, glitterMOB, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Puritan, PRISM international, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lit POP Award for Poetry and the 2016 Walrus Readers’ Choice Award for Poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You,(Nightwood, 2016) and won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her second collection of poetry, Renaissance Normcore, is forthcoming from Nightwood Editions in fall 2019. She is Arc Magazine‘s Poet in Residence and an editor at Rahila’s Ghost Press.

A.H. Reaume is a Vancouver-based fiction writer who swears too much, reads too much and is currently in too many book clubs (four in total). Reaume has a background in feminist activism and an M.A. in Canadian Literature from UBC. She's been published in the Vancouver Sun, The Globe and Mail,, and and is currently trying to finish her first novel.

Ariana Marchigiano is a vancouver-based poet who has been using the internet as her diary since she was able to log on. in her work she attempts to strike a balance of humour and melancholy, believing everything is worth it for the story. she has previously read or exhibited work at the James Black gallery, Massy Books and Paperhound. you can find some micro poetry up at Metatron Press. 

Shazia Hafiz Ramji’s first book, Port of Being (Invisible Publishing), received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and was chosen by CBC as one of the best Canadian poetry books of 2018. Her fiction and criticism have appeared in The Humber Literary Review and Quill & Quire, respectively. She will be a writer in residence with Open Book in 2019. She lives on unceded Coast Salish land (Vancouver) where she began the Intersections Reading Group and where she works as a publishing consultant and editor for various presses across Canada.

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