Politics & Prose

Chelene Knight, Waubgeshig Rice, Javier Zamora

Moderator: John Freeman

Event Number: 44
Tickets: $20.00

Politics & Prose

Chelene Knight, Waubgeshig Rice, Javier Zamora

Thursday, October 18
8:00pm
Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Massive economic divides in our world’s wealthiest countries show that the system is broken. It’s evident as one walks along the streets of our most-celebrated cities and along the roads of our smallest towns; the gap between haves and have-nots continues to grow. As noted in John Freeman’s Tales of Two Americas, whether the cause of this inequality is systemic injustice, the entrenchment of racism, the war on drugs or our immigration policies, it endangers not only our ability to thrive, but our very lives. Freeman is joined by Waubgeshig Rice (Moon of the Crusted Snow), Chelene Knight (Dear Current Occupant) and Javier Zamora (Unaccompanied) as they share powerful stories that demonstrate how inequity and social divide have affected the masses and how boundaries are broken when experiences are shared.

Event Participants:

Javier Zamora

Javier Zamora

United States

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador, in 1990. He holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. Zamora earned an MFA from New York University and is currently a 2016–2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His debut collection, Unaccompanied, chronicles his harrowing migration, alone and on foot at nine years old, from El Salvador to the United States to reunite with his family following the Salvadoran Civil War.

javierzamora.net, @jzsalvipoet