Saturday January 28th 2017

Poetry reading by Janet Rogers with We Come To Witness: Sonny Assu in Dialogue with Emily Carr

Janet Rogers will read from her new book Totem Poles and Railroads, which succinctly defines the 500-year-old relationship between Indigenous nations and the corporation of Canada. Placing poetry at the centre of our current post-residential school/present-day reconciliation reality, Rogers’ poems are expansive and intimate, challenging, thought-provoking and always personal.

This poetry reading will take place in the exhibition surrounded by artworks in We Come to Witness, adding a new voice to conversation between Assu and Carr.

  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver BC V6Z 2H7
  • 3 p.m.