Following Bad Feelings: Issue 3.49 Launch

Friday, March 31, 2023

12:00 pm PST / 3:00 pm EST 

Online on Zoom

Watch the full recording of the panel discussion on YouTube here.

To celebrate the release of our Spring 2023 Issue, “Bad Feelings,” The Capilano Review invites you to join us for a panel discussion with Guest Editors Afuwa, Jastej Luddu, and Fenn Stewart in conversation with contributors Gage Karahkwí:io Diabo and Megan Feheley. TCR Literary Editor Deanna Fong will lead a moderated discussion delving into the editorial framework of the issue, exploring how “bad feelings”—those perceived as unwanted, unpleasant, negative, or inappropriate—can act as a catalyst for solidarity and collective world-building. We invite you (and all your feelings!) to attend this lively discussion on the politics and aesthetics of negative affect.

Accessibility and joining information

The event will be held over Zoom. Attendees are invited to pre-register through Eventbrite here

Please note that the event will be recorded. You may turn off your camera and/or change your screen name if you wish to remain anonymous. If you would like to ask a question anonymously, you can enter it into the chat and a moderator will read it out loud for you.

Captions will be enabled for this event.

Please be advised that this issue deals with difficult subject matter. Resources will be provided at the event for attendees who would like access to support. For accessibility requests or questions, please contact Managing Editor Lauren Lavery at

The Capilano Review is committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful environment for all that is free of harassment, violence, and discrimination. We will not tolerate any disrespectful conduct at the event, and are committed to preventing and eliminating inappropriate behaviour through active moderation.

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Presenters’ Biographies

Born in Lokono, Karinya, and Akawaio lands (Georgetown, Guyana), Afuwa has lived and worked on the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations for two decades. She is a former Arts Editor and Finance Coordinator of The Capilano Review. Her practice as an artist and arts worker unravels colonial legacies of location and embodiment.

Gage Karahkwí:io Diabo is a Mohawk PhD candidate from Kahnawá:ke. They worked as an assistant director on APTN’s comedy series Mohawk Girls and as a panelist and coordinator for the 2016 and 2017 editions of CBC Montréal’s Turtle Island Reads event series. They currently study at the University of British Columbia, specializing in First Peoples’ Literatures.

Megan Feheley is a Moose Cree interdisciplinary artist based in Toronto. They are currently working towards their BFA in Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University, and work predominantly in experimental sculpture/installation, beadwork, textiles, painting, and video.

Jastej Luddu recently completed a Master’s degree in Social and Political Thought at York University. He is the Communications and Story Producer for 221A, a Vancouver-based arts non-profit. He lives and works on the traditional territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations.

Fenn Stewart reads and writes on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. She is regular faculty in the English Department at Douglas College, occasional faculty at UBC, and a former editor of The Capilano Review. Fenn’s poetry publications include Better Nature (Book*hug, 2017); her most recent work includes an article in Briarpatch about Mewa Singh, and a post on the Oecologies blog about decolonization and the end of the world (both with Jastej Luddu).

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