News & Events

Upcoming presentations, readings, recent interviews and reviews:

“Conceptualizing Indigenous ‘Graphic Medicine’: Telling Feminist Stories in Decolonizing Graphic Novels.” National Women’s Studies Association, Montreal, QC November 12 2016


“Chronically Ill, Critically Crip?: Poetry, Poetics and Dissonant Disabilities.”
Feminist Scholars Speakers Series, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
November 25 2015


Richard Kelly Kemick reviews Surge Narrows in the Spring 2015 edition of The Fiddlehead. Read it here: Outrunning Ghazals (and other difficult things) – A Review of Emilia Nielsen’s Surge Narrows


Poetry Reading with Bren Simmers.
Audreys Books, Edmonton, AB
Sunday, November 15 2pm


“Chronically Ill, Critically Crip?: Querying Disability Poetry and Poetics.”
Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, Honolulu, HI
May 18 2015


“‘The Angry Breast Cancer Survivors’: Creating Justice Through Sharing Stories.”
National Women’s Studies Association, San Juan, PR
November 16 2014


“Quest Professor Short-listed for National Poetry Prize”
The Pique Magazine
Interview with Cathryn Atkinson
http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/quest-professor-short-listed-for-national-poetry-prize/Content?oid=2559724
June 5 2014


“Six Questions with Emilia Nielsen”
Interview with rob mclennan
http://www.robmclennan.blogspot.ca/2014/05/six-questions-with-emilia-nielsen-2014.html
May 27 2014


“Emilia Nielsen at WordStorm”: A Poet’s Nanaimo
http://www.maryannmoore.ca/blog-a-poets-nanaimo/
May 8 2014


“Surge Narrows by Emilia Nielsen: 2014 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award Nominee”
http://michaeldennispoet.blogspot.ca/2014/04/surge-narrows-emilia-nielsen-leaf-press.html
April 28 2014


I’m honoured to have my collection of poetry, Surge Narrows, short-listed for The League of Canadian Poets’s Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. My thanks to Ursula Vaira and Leaf Press for believing in this manuscript and making my first book happen! (And hearty congratulations to all fellow poets short-listed for these fine awards.)

http://www.quillandquire.com/blog/index.php/awards/league-of-canadian-poets-reveals-award-shortlists/


Plenitude Magazine & Pride UBC present:
“An Evening with some of Vancouver’s Favourite Queer Writers”

Amber Dawn, Brett Josef Grubisic, Leah Horlick, Lydia Kwa, Alex Leslie,
Emilia Nielsen, Andrea Routley with MC Carellin Brooks

Friday, February 14
Doors 8:30 pm | Starts 9 pm
Cafe Deux Soleils
2096 Commercial Drive
Vancouver / Unceded Coast Salish Territory

$10 at the door—includes 1-year digital subscription to Plenitude Magazine, Canada’s queer literary magazine. For print + digital subscription—$18

All of the readers will have their new books for sale, too!
(Cash only, please)


Emilia Nielsen & Daniela Elza Read at Planet Earth Poetry
The Moka House, #103-1633 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC
Friday, October 11, 7:30pm
http://planetearthpoetryvictoriabc.blogspot.ca/


“Breast Cancer at the Edge of Cultural Politics: Cancer Rage, Gender Rage.”
Sexuality Studies Association, Victoria, BC
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
June 1 2013


“Feminist Bioethics, Narrative Ethics and Disruptive Breast Cancer Narratives: Claiming the Subjective Edge.”
Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes, Victoria, BC
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
June 2 2013


Praise for Surge Narrows!
Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian’s Review
http://caseythecanadianlesbrarian.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/the-heart-has-never-surfaced-more-queer-a-review-of-emilia-nielsens-poetry-collection-surge-narrows/


Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian’s Queer Canadian Literary News: June Edition
Lookout for Surge Narrows by Emilia Nielsen
http://caseythecanadianlesbrarian.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/queer-canadian-literary-news-june-edition/


Plenitude Magazine: Your Queer Arts and Literature Magazine – New Titles
Debut Poetry Collection by Emilia Nielsen
http://plenitudemagazine.ca/plenitude-contributor-launches-debut-poetry-collection/


From “Vernacular Hearts” by Emilia Nielsen
Posted on Rob Taylor’s blog: spread it like a roll of nickels
http://rollofnickels.blogspot.ca/2013/05/surge-narrows-by-emilia-nielsen-leaf.html


Leaf Press Spring 2013 Poetry Launch:
Daniela Elza, Leanne McIntosh & Emilia Nielsen
Rowan’s Roof, 2340 West 4th Ave., Vancouver BC
Tuesday, May 14 7pm


Emilia Nielsen interviewed by Caity Goerke
The F Word: Feminist Media Collective
Vancouver Co-op Radio
Monday, April 1 12-1 pm


Autostraddle’s Review of Plenitude’s Inaugural Issue
Kind words for poets Leah Horlick, Emilia Nielsen, Besty Warland & Alex Leslie
http://www.autostraddle.com/plentitude-magazines-inaugural-issue-the-autostraddle-review-146129/


Casey The Canadian Lesbrarian’s Review of Plenitude’s Inaugural Issue
Words of praise for poets Emilia Nielsen, Alex Leslie & Leah Horlick
http://caseythecanadianlesbrarian.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/plenitude-a-new-victoria-based-queer-literary-magazine-youre-bound-to-love/

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