Durst Distinguished Lecture Series: Kama La Mackerel in Conversation with Professor Usha Rungoo
Kama La Mackerel is a Montreal-based, Mauritian-Canadian multi-disciplinary artist, educator, writer, community-arts facilitator, and literary translator.
They have exhibited their work internationally and been awarded artist residencies at the Robert’s Street Social Centre in Halifax and as part of the P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts in the Faculty of Education at McGill University.
In 2020, their debut poetry collection, ZOM-FAM, was named one of the best books of the year by CBC Books and The Globe and Mail. They recently served as Associate Artistic Director of the National Trans Gemmes Training program—a creation and performance training program for trans women and femmes of color from across Canada.
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The Durst Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature Endowment.