Writing from Silence, presented for the RCA @ Home Program’s Art Talk. 2020.
One of the ways in which power maintains itself is through silencing, whether that be notions of what one can or cannot say in polite company, who has the power or place to speak, or perhaps who is given a platform but under a shared, unspoken set of restrictions. In this talk, UBCO creative writing professor Michael V. Smith examines taboo, stereotypes, family histories, and cultural silences to reveal how writing can function as a means of speaking truth to power.
MVS reading from Progress at UBC Library. 2011
Vancouver Presents interview with Kim Kinakin and MVS, re: Punk as Flick queer retrospective film screening. 2020.
Entrevue en français avec Marie Villeneuve à Phare Ouest. 2019
Can’t Lit podcast interview, with hosts Jen Sookfong Lee and Dina Del Bucchia. 2018
The Chat, with Trevor Corkum. 2017
Verbicide interview, with Nathaniel G. Moore. 2017
Prism International interview, with Matthew Walsh. 2017
Quill & Quire interview, memoir, with Tara-Michele Ziniuk. 2015
By the folks at The Rusty Toque, memoir. 2011
Creative Nonfiction Collective Society interview: memoir. 2017
Persistence anthology interview.
Canadian Fiction podcast.
IKBLC Robson Reading Series video. 2011.
At Zeke’s Gallery in Montreal, on the 5pt Tour with his poetry collection, What You Can’t Have. 2006
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