Wayde Compton – Surrey Muse

Wayde Compton is an author, editor, educator and a publisher who has written five books and has edited two literary anthologies. His collection of short stories, The Outer Harbour, won the City of Vancouver Book Award in 2015, and he won a National Magazine Award for Fiction in 2011. Wayde’s work has been a finalist for two other City of Vancouver Book Awards as well as the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. In 2006, Wayde co-founded Commodore Books, Western Canada’s first Black Canadian literary press. He has been writer-in-residence at Simon Fraser University, Green College at the University of British Columbia, and the Vancouver Public Library. From 2012-18, he administrated the Creative Writing Program in Continuing Studies at SFU, including the award-winning Writer’s Studio. His latest book, The Blue Road, is a fantasy graphic novel for young adults, illustrated by April dela Noche Milne. Wayde is now working on a re-imagining of The Argonautika by Apollonius of Rhodes as a surrealist slave narrative set on the west coast of North America in the 18th century. Wayde teaches in the faculty of Creative Writing at Douglas College in New Westminster and Coquitlam.

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At the May 27, 2023 gathering of Surrey Muse, Wayde will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: sat-may-27

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