York alumna and poet Phoebe Wang to speak at Canadian Writers in Person lecture

Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series

Poet Phoebe Wang will discuss her debut collection of poetry Admission Requirements on Oct. 17 during the third installment of the 2017-18 Canadian Writers in Person Lecture series, presented by York’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS).

Phoebe Wang
Phoebe Wang

The event is free and open to the public, and takes place from 7 to 10pm in 206 Accolade West.

Wang’s poetry has appeared in Arc Poetry, Canadian Literature, CV2, Descant, Grain, Malahat Review, Ricepaper Magazine, THIS Magazine and Diaspora Dialogues’ TOK 6: Writing the New Toronto anthology.

She won the 2015 Prism International Poetry; her first chapbook, Occasional Emergencies, was published with Toronto’s Odourless Press in 2013 and her second, Hanging Exhibits, with The Emergency Response Unit in 2016. Admission Requirements, her debut collection of poetry, is was published with McClelland and Stewart in spring 2017.

Wang is a Canadian writer with a BA in English from York University, and a MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. She was born in Ottawa, and is a first-generation Canadian.


For a complete lineup of this year’s Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series, visit cltr.huma.laps.yorku.ca/canwrite.