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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
11 Mar 23·12:00 PMuntil1:30 PM

CAG Reads

Allison Grimaldi Donahue presents Rosmarie Waldrop

Online via Zoom

A portrait of Allison Grimaldi Donahue. She is wearing glasses, a light-blue denim button up and white pants.

Photo: Eleonora Ondolati.


We are pleased to announce our latest installment of CAG Reads, a book club where artists invite us to read alongside them. Each month an artist proposes text for our collective reading pleasure, culminating in a virtual hangout where the artist leads a wide-ranging discussion grounded in their chosen reading material. This month, CAG Reads will be hosted by Allison Grimaldi Donahue. Allison has chosen to read the poetry book The Nick of Time by Rosmarie Waldrop.

Getting the texts

The Nick of Time is available for purchase in the CAG bookstore, Massy Books and at the Vancouver Public Library.


Registration for this event is free, but limited. RSVP to secure your place here.

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This event will be live captioned (CART). For more information please contact

ASL interpretation is available on request. Requests can be accommodated up to 5 days in advance. Please contact to book or for more information.


Allison Grimaldi Donahue (b. 1984, Middletown, CT) works in text and performance exploring modes in which language and text can move between individual and collective experience. She often employs participatory writing methods to build improvised communities of writers and translators, investigating the ways in which language is useful and useless, meaningful and a receptacle. She is author of Body to Mineral (Publication Studio Vancouver 2016) and On Endings (Delere Press 2019) and translator of Blown Away by vito m. bonito (Fomite 2021) and Self-portrait by Carla Lonzi (Divided 2021). She has given recent performances at Short Theatre, Almanac Turin, MACRO, MAMbo, Fondazione Giuliani and Kunsthalle Bern. In 2022 together with Caterina Moltenti at MAMbo Bologna she curated a retrospective of the work of concrete and sound poet Giulia Niccolai. She is currently working on a project at Sonnenstube Lugano around the work of Swiss lesbian feminist author Alice Ceresa. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and earned her PhD in 2021 from the European Graduate School under the supervision of Catherine Malabou. She lives in Bologna, Italy.