Junie Désil & Alisha Davidson chat
November 24th, 2022
The Federation of BC Writers’ next Fireside Chat event will feature poet Junie Désil (at right) and special guest host Alisha Davidson.
It will take place via Zoom on November 30th at 7 pm although the “digital doors” open at 6:55 pm.
To register, go to this link: bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers
A Zoom link will be sent to registrants.
Junie Désil was born of immigrant (Haitian) parents on the traditional territories of the Kanien’kehá:ka in the island known as Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), and raised in Treaty 1 Territory (Winnipeg). Désil’s debut poetry collection Eat Salt | Gaze at the Ocean (TalonBooks, 2020) was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She currently lives on the traditional territories of the Homalco, Tla’amin and Klahoose where she is working on a novel and a poetry manuscript.
Alisha Davidson (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist of Jamaican decent living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. They are a graduate of Canterbury Arts High School and Langara College’s Studio 58. Alisha starred as Mz Nancy in Mx for the 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival. She participated in Rumble Theatre’s Director’s Lab and Green Thumb Theatre’s Playwright’s Gym. Alisha completed The Writer’s Studio in 2021, specializing in poetry. They were the Assistant Director for the Arts Club’s Da Kink In My Hair. Recently, Alisha was an ensemble member in a performance piece with Kinesis Dance and co-produced the 3rd annual Unbound Reading Series — a celebratory showcase featuring the literary stylings of Black writers in the Lower Mainland.
*This event is not being recorded.