Order your copy of “Keep Speaking the Night” in honour of Rita Wong and Mountain protectors. Featuring a cover by Gary Barwin and I and contributions by a series of amazing authors, this edition is available for only $10. Please email Rob Budde at rbudde@unbc.ca to order copies. Only 50 copies have been printed so order yours today.
On August 16th 2019 Rita Wong was arrested at the gates of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Burnaby Mountain work site, and she was given a 28 day sentence for peacefully expressing her beliefs. Rita is a well known poet, and she has been vocal on a number of environmental and social justice issues, so many of us wanted to lend her our voices to support her in return. Rob Budde has spearheaded this artistic project on behalf of Fight C PG and Sea to Sands. “Keep Speaking the Night” was produced to honour and support of Rita Wong who was sentenced 28 days in jail for standing up to industry and protecting water, land, and Indigenous rights. While Rita was released September 3rd, this limited edition chapbook will raise funds for Mountain Protectors, an organization Rita endorses now that her legal fines have been covered. Fifty chapbooks will be printed and sold at $10 each so that $500 can be donated altogether.

“jail the stories & the storytellers, but they will keep speaking the night, until empire expires”—Rita Wong