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Fall 2018 Feminist Lunch Series

Please mark your calendars for the first talk of our Fall 2018 Feminist Lunch Series in the Faculty of Arts to be given on Monday, Sept.17th at 12:30pm in Tilley 28 (UNB Campus) by Triny Finlay (English & Creative Writing).

In this reading and presentation, titled “You don’t want what I’ve got,” Triny Finlay will give a reading from her most recent poetry collection, You don’t want what I’ve got (Junction Books, 2018). Finlay’s long poem explores her own experiences with debilitating mental illnesses and their treatments, including electroshock therapy (ECT) and its after-effects. Finlay will also situate her writing within a broader tradition of literature that questions how we treat the mentally ill (medically and socially), how stigma affects the mentally ill, and how we can represent “madness” in poetry. Triny Finlay is the author of two poetry collections [Splitting Off (Nightwood, 2004) and Histories Haunt Us (Nightwood, 2010)] and two chapbooks [You don’t want what I’ve got (Junction, 2018) and Phobic (Gaspereau, 2006)]. She teaches English and Creative Writing at UNB.

Subsequent Fall 2018 Feminist Lunch talks (alternating UNB and STU faculty members) will take place on the following dates at 12:30 in Tilley 28: Oct. 2 (Josephine Savarese); Oct. 29 (S. Sinclair, E. Effinger &  C. Johnson) and Nov. 20 (Gul Caliskan).

All are welcome...please bring your lunch! 

The Feminist Lunch Series is organized by the UNB Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre and the Office of the UNB Dean of Arts. For more information on the series, contact Sophie Lavoie (

Earlier Event: September 2
SuNNS Benefit Dinner
Later Event: September 18
CCIC Conference 2018