children of air india In Depth

Children of air india interview – North Island College

We embark on work, we get stuck, the rupture happens, it is a call to something, some pulse beckons. Will we be up for it? I think this process can haunt a writer. Certainly, it did me. The more I resisted writing about the bombing of Air India Flight 182, the more it claimed me. Eventually, I answered the call. And I did so by becoming a student of the saga that is Canada/Air India….”

– Interview with North Island College

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I & Eye Magazine: An Interview

I & Eye Magazine: An Interview with North Island College

…in a way, the work is the research. The poems are an elegiac sequence exploring the nature of personal loss in the midst of public trauma, about what I call the everything/ness, nothing/ness of Air India. It was through the research, not just factual, but a kind of immersion into the language, culture, cadence of this occurrence, that ultimately became the work.”

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Events and readings

A Reading with Matt Rader, North Island College

 A Reading with Matt Rader at North Island College:

The Write Here Readers Series will present Matt Rader and Renée Sarojini Saklikar, who will read from their works Nov. 26 at the Stan Hagen Theatre in Courtenay.

Rader’s most recent collection of poems is A Doctor Pedalled Her Bicycle Over the River Arno (House of Anansi, 2011). His poems and stories have appeared in magazines and journals around the world, most recently The Walrus, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, 32 Poems (US), All Hollows (US/RO), and B O D Y (CZ).”

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Events and readings

Nov 26: A Reading at North Island College, Comox Campus

Nov 26: A Reading at North Island College, Comox Campus


“Poet Renée Saklikar, who lost her aunt and uncle in the June 23, 1985 bombing of Air India Flight 182 will be doing a public reading from, children of air india, un/authorized exhibits and interjections (Nightwood Editions, 2013) on Tuesday November 26 at 7pm in the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College Comox Valley campus. The reading is with acclaimed poet Matt Rader and is part of the Write Here Readers series. The public is welcome and admission is free. Books will be available for purchase and author signing.”

Location: North Island College, Comox campus, Stan Hagen Theatre

Time: Tuesday Nov 26, 7PM

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