2011 Pat Lowther Award for Poetry

2011 Pat Lowther Award for Poetry

Evelyn Lau announced as the winner of the 2011 Pat Lowther Award from the League of Canadian Poets.

Judges Comments: Living Under Plastic by Evelyn Lau is a journey into illness and death, pain and love, hunger and sacrifice and Lau points an unrelenting search light on them all. She exposes her mother’s hunger, her father’s blindness, her family’s history; her own personal strength. She writes about people compelled to be indifferent:

But it’s true you once said that some men

kill women with knives or guns,

while others kill them silently, over many years,

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Keynote Address - A Conversation with Tom Wayman and Fred Wah

Keynote Address - A Conversation with Tom Wayman and Fred Wah

Admission: No charge for conference participants or Festival pass holders; $15 at the door

Knox United Church, 201 2nd Ave

THE MYSTERIOUS GRAVEL ROADS: WRITING AND THE LOCAL

Event Date: 
Fri, 2011-07-22 20:00 - 21:30

Edmonton Launch of "The Boy"

Edmonton Launch of "The Boy"

Join Betty Jane Hegerat at Audrey's Books, 10702 Jasper Ave. for her Edmonton launch of "The Boy". Special guest Darcie Hossack will read from her acclaimed collection of short fiction, "Mennonites Don't Dance".

Event Date: 
Thu, 2011-05-26 19:30 - 21:00

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Far From Botany Bay Reviewed

Far From Botany Bay Reviewed

Putting the pen down was never an option for Rossland writer Rosa Jordan, especially once the Monashee Mountains further crept into her creativity over three decades ago.

“What Rossland did do was give me the stability of a place that finally felt like home and also felt free,” said Jordan. “It was that stability that allowed me to sit still (and enjoy it) enough to write books.”

Peggy Herring Reading at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeebar in Ottawa

Peggy Herring Reading at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeebar in Ottawa

March 25, 2011 - 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Peggy Herring will read from her new novel This Innocent Corner. This reading takes place on the 40th anniversary of the start of the 1971 Liberation War in Bangladesh which figures prominently in the novel's plot.

Admission is free.
Refreshments will be served.
Books will be available for sale and signing.

Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeebar
1242 Wellington St. W. (at Holland)
Ottawa, ON

Event Date: 
Fri, 2011-03-25 19:30 - 21:00

Peggy Herring Reading at the North York Library

Peggy Herring Reading at the North York Library

Join Peggy Herring this evening at the North York Central Library.

Peggy will read from her new novel This Innocent Corner and discuss the legacy of the 1971 Liberation War in Bangladesh which figures in the novel's plot. Admission is free. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Toronto Public Library - North York Central branch
Room 2/3
5120 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON

Event Date: 
Tue, 2011-03-22 19:00

Mary Dalton

Mary Dalton

“This book has a charged intelligence. Like one of the questing figures in it, it straddles the continent, articulating the gaps and disjunctions that create gulfs within and without. A clear-eyed exploration of the links between personhood and place. A beautiful debut.”
~Mary Dalton

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2011 Shortlist - Pat Lowther Award for Poetry

2011 Shortlist - Pat Lowther Award for Poetry

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2010 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Illustration

2010 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Illustration

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