Thursday, July 17, 2008 | 11:08 PM ET
Roy Miki in the foreground, with others assembled at Spartacus Books to hear Miki read on January 31, 2007. (photo from Kootenay School of Writing.
In addition to his academic and activist work, Roy Miki has been an active member of the Vancouver literary community for many years. Though he was never a member of the Kootenay School of Writing (commonly known as the KSW) Miki and the KSW occupy the same shared history of the west coast's literary world. For example, Roy founded the influential literary journal West Coast Line, which has published many KSW affiliated writers over the years.
The KSW's extensive online audio archives include the following readings from Roy, which you can listen to by accessing the links below to the KSW archives page:
- Thursday, October 29, 1992 - at the Vancouver Art Gallery, with Maxine Gadd and Catriona Strang.
- Thursday, March 28, 2002 - at the KSW headquarters, Miki reads to launch his book Surrender (Mercury Press 2001), which won the Governor General's award in 2002.
- Friday, January 12, 2007 - at Spartacus Books, Miki reads to launch There (New Star, 2006) **Note: the audio for this reading has not yet been added to KSW's online archives.**
Continue reading to watch a clip about KSW's early years