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Selectors' Presents: Juliane Okot Bitek with Jordan Abel and Cecily Nicholson


Please join us for an evening of poetry with Juliane Okot Bitek, Jordan Abel, and Cecily Nicholson in celebration of the publication of Juliane Okot Bitek's 100 Days by the U of Alberta Press.

Presented by the SFU English Writer-in-Residence with the generous support of the Ellen and Warren Tallman Endowment and the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Bequest.


Juliane Okot Bitek has never stopped exploring the power of narrative, focusing her passionate essays, poetry, and nonfiction work on political and social issues. Her work has been anthologized and published widely online, in print, and in literary magazines. Some of her writing can be found in
West Coast Line and subTerrain or on, African Writing Online,, and

Jordan Abel is a Nisga’a writer currently completing his PhD at Simon Fraser University, where his studies focus on digital humanities and indigenous poetics. Abel’s conceptual writing engages with the representation of indigenous peoples in anthropology and popular culture.

Cecily Nicholson is the administrator of the artist-run centre Gallery Gachet and has worked since 2000 in the downtown eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver. She collaborates with the Joint Effort prison abolition group and is the author of Triage (2011) and From the Poplars (2014), winner of the 2015 Dorothy Livesay prize for poetry.