September 20, 2021
Welcome to Diverse Voices! This monthly roundtable includes a combination of focused discussion on published literature by writers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), as well as opportunities to create new writing in response to the works and topics covered in the sessions. Writing discussed in this session may include poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and there will be a strong focus on Canadian content. Register in advance to receive pre-reading, although preparation and pre-reading is not required to participate. The goals and interests of participants will shape the sessions, so we always appreciate your suggestions for improvement. Facilitated by Samantha Jones.
Samantha Jones (she/her) is a Calgary-based poet of mixed European and African Canadian heritage. She is a lit mag enthusiast with poetry published or forthcoming in Blanket Sea, blueskiespoetry.ca, CV2, the Eunoia Review, Grain Magazine, New Forum, and Room Magazine. Her words also appear in March 2020: A COVID-19 Anthology published by the /tɛmz/ Review and 845 Press, and in Tap, Press, Read, an anthology of Calgary area writers curated and published by Loft on EIGHTH. Samantha holds a Certificate in Creative Writing from the University of Calgary and is currently a PhD Candidate in Geography at the same institution