The ‘godmother of dub’ to speak at Vancouver Island University

Photo of Lillian Allen speaking at a microphone with her arms outspread.
Lillian Allen is Vancouver Island University's Gustafson Distinguished Poet and will deliver her lecture on Thursday afternoon. Photo provided by Lillian Allen.
Mick Sweetman - CHLY - NanaimoBC | 11-02-2021
Vancouver Island University is welcoming a two-time JUNO Award winner and dub poet deliver the annual Gustafson Distinguished Poet Lecture on Thursday. Lillian Allen's lecture is also part of VIU's Global Citizens' Week.
The chair of VIU's creative writing and journalism department, Sonnet L'Abbe says Allen was selected for her important contributions to poetry in Canada and around the world:
Allen says Amanda Gorman's reading at US President Joe Biden's inauguration was an important moment for spoken word poetry:
Allen's lecture begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday.  You can register to attend at