Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Jane Shi: Forms That Free Us, Keep Us Alive: A Craft Jam Session

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 1 – 3 PM PDT

Centre A (Zoom)

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When writing against inheritances of civility, what forms and techniques do we find and what forms find us? In this craft jam session, Jane Shi will discuss poems from contemporary poets that reimagine relation through kinship, care networks, dangerous solidarities, grief, and confronting everyday violence. She will share lessons from her creative process and lead an activity where participants play with voice, form, shape, and audience. 


Jane Shi is the author of the chapbook Leaving Chang’e on Read (Rahila’s Ghost Press, 2022). Her poem “before you were born” won The Capilano Review’s 2022 In(ter)ventions in the Archive Contest. Her other writing appears in Disability Visibility Blog, The Offing, and Queer Little Nightmares: An Anthology of Monstrous Fiction and Poetry (Arsenal Pulp Press), among others.

Photo of Jane Shi, courtesy of the speaker.

Accessibility: The gallery is wheelchair and walker accessible. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at (604) 683-8326 or [email protected]. As the workshop will take place in the format of a Zoom Webinar, audio transcripts will be available upon request.

Centre A is situated on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. We honour, respect, and give thanks to our hosts.