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|3:30 pm Sep 10th||Global Voices: Visiting Writers El Jones and Polen Ly Hall-Perrine Room of Thomas Commons|
The Center for the Literary Arts welcomes El Jones, a spoken word poet from Canada, and Polen Ly, a screenwriter and filmmaker from Cambodia. Please join us for this unique reading in which El Jones will perform and Polen Ly will screen two of his short films. A reception will follow, and refreshments will be served. All are welcome!
El Jones is the 2013-2015 poet laureate for Halifax. She was also the Poet of Honor at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2015. Her collection of spoken-word poetry Live from the Afrikan Resistance! appeared in 2014.
Polen Ly has written, directed and produced several short films. His work won the 2012 science film festival in Bangkok, Thailand, and received first prize at the 2015 Tropfest SEA film festival in Malaysia.
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