Photo by Ayelet Tsabari.

Photo: Ayelet Tsabari

Wayde Compton is a Vancouver writer whose books include The Outer Harbour After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region, Performance Bond, Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature, and 49th Parallel Psalm. He is a co-founding member of the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project, an organization dedicated to preserving the public memory of Vancouver’s original black community. Wayde Compton is also the program director of Creative Writing at Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies.

Links of interest:

Review of The Outer Harbour at Full Stop

Podcast interview at Can’t Lit

Profile in the Globe and Mail

Review of Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul

YouTube channel

Opinion Page on “Pheneticizing Versus Passing” in the New York Times

Review of After Canaan in Quill and Quire

Review of After Canaan in BC Studies

Keynote at BC Nurses’ Union conference

Review of Saltwater Spirituals and Deeper Blues by George Elliott Clarke

Article on Hogan’s Alley in the Ubyssey

Obituary for Al Hendrix in the New York Times

 

Email: wayde at waydecompton dot com