Rungh ReadsRungh invites you to an afternoon of poetry and discussion!
Vancouver - Rungh Cultural Society, in partnership with Full Circle: First Nations Performance is hosting an afternoon of poetry readings at the Full Circle Studio.
This Rungh Readings will feature readings by Jessica Johns, Sana Janjua, Fauzia Rafique and Wanda John-Kehewin. All four of these women are poets from the local Indigenous and South Asian communities.
Readings to be followed by a round-table discussion. The post-reading conversation will explore themes of artists’ process, inter-generational transmission of knowledge, connection to land, struggle and identity.
"Rungh Readings being relaunched at this event, with Full Circle, is a part of Rungh's local, regional, and national commitment to creating 'new' intersected communities and stories", notes Zool Suleman, Rungh's Executive Director.
"These readings are part of a longer history of Rungh featuring new and established voices", stated Suleman. "Since 1992, Rohinton Mistry, M.G. Vassanji, George Elliott Clarke, Surjeet Kalsey, Shayam Selvadurai, Shani Mooto, and many others have been a part of these readings."
Rungh expresses its thanks to Full Circle: First Nations Performance for partnering on this event.
Thanks to Metro Vancouver for funding this project.
Date and Location
Sunday, 18 August 2019
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Sun Wah Centre #416
4th Floor, 268 Keefer Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5
Rungh. Means. Colour. Rungh is a Canadian multidisciplinary space for creative explorations, featuring work by Indigenous, Black and People of Colour artists. Comprising of a magazine, programming, archive, advocacy and more, Rungh is committed to Canada-wide conversations by and about people of colour. Rungh questions and challenges ideas about diversity in the Canadian cultural landscape.Rungh is a member of the Magazine Association of BC, the British Columbia Alliance for Arts and Culture, the Pacific Association of Artist Run Centres (PAARC), and an Associate Member of the BC Museums Association. https://legacy.rungh.org
Full Circle: First Nations Performance is a non-profit society and registered charity that creates opportunities for Indigenous artists. Margo Kane (Cree/Saulteaux), an interdisciplinary artist and Indigenous arts leader, founded Full Circle in 1992. Upon establishing Full Circle, Kane's vision was to make a profound contribution to the development of Indigenous performance in Canada. https://fullcircle.ca.