**CANCELLED** The Unknowable Vancouver: How Jen Sookfong Lee Writes a City that Defies Definition

  • Jen Sookfong Lee, novelist and poet
    Coach House, Green College, UBC and livestreamed

    Thursday, November 25, 5-6:30 pm
    in the series
    Dal Grauer Memorial Lectures in Association with Green College
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  • THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

    In the early 21st century, as in the past, Vancouver is a contradictory city that resists easy definition--now with its glass tower condos, crippling housing problem, beautiful blue ocean, and tragic opioid crisis. It is precisely these oppositions that have attracted Jen Sookfong Lee to use Vancouver as a visible, ever-changing setting in all of her books, from fiction to poetry to memoir. Join Jen for an evening that explores how Vancouver appears in her work, and what continues to fascinate her about this mercurial, frustrating and unknowable city.


    Dal Grauer Memorial Lecturers in Association with Green College
    The Dal Grauer Memorial Lectureship hosted its first speaker in memory of A. E. (“Dal”) Grauer in 1966. Dal Grauer—a graduate of UBC who distinguished himself as an athlete, scholar, educator, businessman, public servant and community leader—was President of the BC Electric Company and was serving a second term as Chancellor of his alma mater when he died at the age of 55 in 1961. The lectures reflect the honorand’s wide-ranging interests in the arts (especially music and literature), economics, science, and social and political issues.
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November 25th, 2021 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
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Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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