Writer. Multidisciplinary Artist

franekwuyasi@gmail.com 

HISTORY OF PUBLICATION

NOVEL

Butter Honey Pig Bread, Arsenal Pulp Press, forthcoming October 2020 (pre-order here)

SHORT FICTION

Good Soil, The Malahat Review, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, 13 pages, Print, January 2019.

Ọrun is Heaven, GUTS Magazine, Online, 21 pages, December 2018.

Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer, GUTS Magazine, Online, 11 pages, April 2018.

Lemongrass, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Online, 8 Pages, October 2017.

Children of the Light Fellowship, Transition Magazine, Harvard University, Cambridge MA,9 pages, Print, June 2017.                                                                      Rice and Meat, Winter Tangerine Review, Online, 13 pages, January 2017.                                                                        

Elodie on Saturday, Winter Tangerine Review, Online, 2 pages, January 2016.                                                    

That Time Before Before, Brittle Paper, Online, 6 pages, January 2016.

                                                           

CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Archives, Activism, and Power: Things I Didn’t Know I Didn’t Know, CFAT 40th Anniversary Publication, forthcoming 2020

Preserving Artifacts/Recovering Memory, Billie Visual Culture Atlantic, December 2019 

Rogue, Rebellious, Ill-behaved, Black: Review of Here We Are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art, Visual Arts News, (Forthcoming) 2019

Annie Wong’s Choir of Demands and Desires on Repeat: On Anger, Honesty, History, and Intersectionality, The Khyber (forthcoming) 2019.

On Purpose and Creation, Sitelines/Eye Level Gallery, (forthcoming) 2019.

Pleasure is Powerful and Holy, Visual Arts News, June 2019.

Soft Jaw, GUTS Magazine, September 2017.

 

INTERVIEWS

 

Tunde Wey: Artist, Chef, and Writer, Winter Tangerine Review, Online, April 2018.

Victoria Adukwei Bulley: Poet and Filmmaker, Winter Tangerine Review, Online, February 2018.

Chen Chen: Poet, Winter Tangerine Review, Online, January 2018.

Gabriel Garcia Roman: Artist and Photographer, Winter Tangerine Review, Online, January 2018.

Kai Cheng Thom: Writer and Performer, Winter Tangerine Review, Online, December 201.

THEATRE/ PERFORMANCE PIECE

Frequencies, written for and in collaboration with Heist Theatre Company, Forthcoming. Theatre.

HISTORY OF PUBLIC PRESENTATION

Racial Apartheid & Black Freedom Struggles in Nova Scotia & South Africa: A Lynn Jones African-Canadian & Diaspora Heritage Collection Panel Event & Exhibit (Archival Research and Exhibit Curating) Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  

Screening of short documentary Black and Belonging (Writer and Director), Halifax Black Film Festival, Halifax, NS, Canada. 2019          

Screening of documentary series Black in Halifax (Writer and Creator), Black Libraries Matter, Khyber Center for the Arts, Halifax, NS, Canada. 2017   Reading of short story Good Soil, Obey Convention, Halifax, NS, Canada. 2018                                        

Reading of essay Ja Funmi with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Nocturne Art at Night, Halifax, NS, Canada. 2018 Reading of essay On Fear, Deep Stories by The Deep Magazine, The Seahorse, Halifax, NS, Canada. 2018 Reading of short story Elodie on Saturday, Bipocalypse Queer Folk of Color Performance Event, Halifax,NS, Canada. 2017          

 

PRESS & MEDIA

 

Lam, Holly. The Malahat Review Interviews.The Malahat Review, Online. January 15 2019.

LECTURES AND/OR TEACHING

 

Make Joy! Creative Writing Workshop for African History Month, The Khyber Center for the Arts, Halifax, NS. Syllabus creator and Workshop Facilitator. 2019     

 

GRANTS, AWARDS, AND RESIDENCIES

Research and writing residency at Artexte Montreal, May 30 to June 20 2019.

Short Story Ọrun is Heaven Longlisted for Journey Prize 2019.

Short Story Children of the Light Fellowship listed among Distinguished Short Stories of 2018 edited by Roxane Gay, October 2 2018.

Film Maker’s Assistance Program Grant, NFB (National Film Board), September 10 2018.

Technical Grant, CFAT (Center for Art Tapes), May 4 2018.

Short Story Rice and Meat finalist for Winter Tangerine Review Awards, January 2017.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Prose Editor Winter Tangerine Review, Online. 2017 to present.

Programming Committee Member CFAT (Center for Art Tapes), Halifax, NS, Canada. 2017 to present.

Member of Writers Federation of NS, Halifax, NS, Canada.

 

EDUCATION

 

2016      Master of Arts in International Development Studies (Research on Labour Migration and Human

Trafficking) – Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

2011      Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, French Language, and Women’s Studies – State University of

New York, Albany, New York, United States.

2010      Certificate in French Language and Culture – Paul Valery University, Montpellier, France.

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