Chelene Knight was born in Vancouver and is a graduate of The Writers' Studio at SFU. She has been published in Sassafras Literary Magazine, Room, emerge 2013, Raven Chronicles, and is a member of the editorial board of Room. Her work is deeply rooted in her experiences of mixed ethnicity. Braided Skin is a remarkable debut book.
This week we wished away winter with our staff spring preview, shared thoughts from author Adam Pottle on disability and writing satire, and learned more about a displaced Vancouver community in an essay from Chelene Knight.
Riding down Main Street on a crowded bus in Vancouver, I pass under the Georgia Viaduct and my thoughts immediately drift to the almost forgotten, foggy, and distant memory of Hogan’s Alley—Vancouver’s only real black neighbourhood. A thriving place with bustling shops, ... Read more
This week we read some poetry, learned about feminist festivals, and tons more In Review.
We're in the age of podcasts: whatever your interest, there's at least one person making episodes about it. Canada is especially known for its cutting-edge investigative and cultural podcasts, and for fans of Canadaland and/or Colour Code, we've picked two books that'll be a ... Read more
Did someone order a literary festival? There are a whopping four this week, plus tons of launches and readings (if those weren't enough!).
Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send the event details, including author, book, date, ... Read more
Poetry is a community, without a doubt, but it hasn't always been an inclusive community. We're all the more thrilled, then, to feature eleven poets of colour and poems of their choosing...many times also by poets of colour. No more excuses: reading excellent, diverse poetry ... Read more