Incite: The Secret Lives of Women (UBC Robson Square)

Incite: The Secret Lives of Women (UBC Robson Square)

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Wednesday, March 18
7:30pm
UBC Robson Square, Room C300
800 Robson Street, Vancouver

From the ash-filled skies of Ethiopia to the frightening maternity wards of the Den, three fictional women grapple with bodily autonomy, the failings of family and the promise of unrestrained futures. In this evocative edition of the Vancouver Writers Fest’s Incite series, up-and-coming literary talents Marjorie Celona (How a Woman Becomes a Lake), Rebecca Fisseha (Daughters of Silence) and Mallory Tater (The Birth Yard) explore the depths of the female experience and the secrets we lock away—and how they reveal themselves in our moments of greatest vulnerability. Moderated by Zoey Leigh Peterson, the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted author of Next Year, For Sure.

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Presented by the Vancouver Writers Fest in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library with support from the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.

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Incite: The Secret Lives of Women (UBC Robson Square)

Marjorie Celona’s debut novel, Y, won France’s Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Héroïne and was nominated for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Marjorie’s work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize StoriesThe Best American Nonrequired ReadingThe Southern ReviewHarvard ReviewThe Sunday Times, and elsewhere. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Marjorie teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Oregon.

Incite: The Secret Lives of Women (UBC Robson Square)

Rebecca Fisseha is the author of Daughters of Silence, chosen by CBC Books and 49th Shelf as one of the most anticipated books of fiction of the year and by Quill and Quire as one of the Best Books for 2019. Fisseha’s stories, personal essays, and articles explore the unique and universal aspects of the Ethiopian diaspora and have appeared in literary journals and anthologies such as Room MagazineJoylandLithubZora, and Addis Ababa Noir. Born in Addis Ababa, Fisseha now lives in Toronto.

Incite: The Secret Lives of Women (UBC Robson Square)

Mallory Tater’s poetry and fiction have been published in literary magazines across Canada and shortlisted for several awards. Tater was nominated for the 2016 Journey Prize for her short story “Chimera,” published by Little Fiction, and was the 2016 recipient of CV2’s Young Buck Poetry Prize. Tater’s first book of poetry is This Will Be Good and she is the founder of Rahila’s Ghost Press, which publishes limited-edition poetry chapbooks. Tater completed her MFA in creative writing at UBC and lives in Vancouver with her husband. The Birth Yard is her first novel.