Events & Workshops

Event Type
SWG Event

Start: October 3, 2023 - 12:00 pm
To: 1:00 pm (SK Time)
Online via Zoom
Cat Abenstein - Program Manager
Start: October 3, 2023 - 12:00 pm
To: 1:00 pm (SK Time)

First Draft: Conversations on Writing with Zachari Logan and Adrienne Gruber


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This event will be recorded and made available for 30 days on the SWG YouTube channel following the event:


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First Draft: Conversations on Writing is an online talk series that dives into themes that affect our writing lives. Writing helps us to understand things and to communicate these findings to our audience, even if our audience is ourselves. Sometimes we are driven by these themes, other times they’re the things that hold us back – what we learn through the process can be revolutionary. The quest to be understood unifies all writers.


This event features a 15-minute talk presented by Zachari Logan, around the theme of interdisciplinary approaches. Following the talk is an interview conversation to dig deeper into the theme.


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Interdisciplinary Approaches


Zachari Logan will discuss interdisciplinary approaches as both a visual artist and writer; and how this has evolved over time and informed both modes of creation.



Canadian visual artist and poet Zachari Logan engages a full-time studio practice in Regina, Saskatchewan. Working mainly with large-scale drawing, ceramics and installation practices, Logan maintains a writing practice alongside his studio work. Logan has exhibited widely throughout North America, Europe and Asia and is found in private and public collections worldwide, including; the National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Remai Modern, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Leslie-Lohman Museum, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (NMOCA), 21cMuseums Hotel Collection, TD Bank and Thetis Foundation, among others. In 2011 Jack Pine Press published the chapbook,  A Eulogy for the Buoyant, Logan’s first collection, an intimate elegy to his late father. In 2021 Radiant Press published Logan’s first full-length book of poetry, A Natural History of Unnatural Things. Logan has written articles for various publications in Canada and abroad on topics related to art history, theory and queerness.


Logan has worked collaboratively with several celebrated artists, including Ross Bleckner and Sophie Calle and his work and writing have been reviewed in many publications worldwide, including BBC Culture, The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, Border Crossings, Huffington Post, Canadian Art, Hyperallergic, Canadian Literature and Portal Magazine to name a few. Logans recent projects include the 2-person exhibition, Shadow Of The Sun: Ross Bleckner & Zachari Logan, at Wave Hill Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, Wildflower a solo exhibition at the Canadian High Commission in London UK, and Ghost Meadows, at Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Canada. Logans current exhibition Remembrance opened at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts, in May of 2022.



Adrienne Gruber (she/her) is an award-winning author of three books of poetry, most recently Q & A (Book*hug Press, 2019). Her book of essays on motherhood, Monsters, Martyrs, and Marionettes is forthcoming with Book*hug in 2024. She lives with her partner and their three daughters on Nex̱wlélex̱m (Bowen Island), the traditional territory of the Squamish peoples.









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