Photo by Ayelet Tsabari.

Photo: Ayelet Tsabari

Wayde Compton is a Vancouver writer whose books include After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region; Performance BondBluesprint: 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. His newest book, The Outer Harbour, a collection of short fiction, is forthcoming in October 2014 from Arsenal Pulp Press.

Links of interest:

Performance at the Critical Media Lab

Talk at the Hogan’s Alley Poetry Festival

Review of After Canaan in BC Studies

Keynote address at BC Nurses’ Union conference

Lecture on Hogan’s Alley at the Vancouver Media Co-op

New York Times reference to After Canaan

Quill and Quire review of After Canaan

Ubyssey article on Hogan’s Alley

Reading at the University of California, Berkeley