Wayde Compton – matinée

Reading & Conversation

2 to 3pm

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Ottawa Arts Council boardroom
Arts Court
2 Daly Ave.
Ottawa, Ont.

Wayde Compton writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He wrote 49th Parallel Psalm, which was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Prize, and Performance Bond. His latest books are After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region, which was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, and The Outer Harbour: Stories. In addition to writing, Compton co-founded the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project in 2002, an organization devoted to preserving the public memory of Vancouver’s black community. He is is the program director of Creative Writing in Continuing Studies at Simon Fraser University.