Tuesday, May 22, 2007

FYM: CBC Literary Awards

Manitoban poet Méira Cook was recently awarded the prestigious 2006 CBC Literary Award for poetry. Fellow Manitoban Sarah Klassen was named to the shortlist. We'd like to celebrate their accomplishment by presenting readings from each of these excellent poets. Please join us!

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Méira Cook is a writer, critic and poet living in Winnipeg. Her most recent book of poetry is Slovenly Love, and she is the winner of the 2006 CBC Literary Award for poetry.

Sarah Klassen is a Winnipeg writer whose most recent poetry collection, A Curious Beatitude, was short-listed for the new Lansdowne Poetry Prize. Her new story collection, A Feast of Longing, was launched in May 2007. Also in May, she attended the launch of Poetry as Liturgy (St Thomas Press), an anthology that included a number of her poems.

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The Aqua Books / Writers' Collective Free Your Mind Reading Series is a monthly multi-genre reading series. Hosted by Aqua Books, a bright and cheery second-hand bookstore in Winnipeg's Exchange District, each event features readings from two established and one emerging writer.

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Free Your Mind: CBC Literary Awards
Tuesday, May 29 / 7:30pm
Aqua Books (89 Princess Street)

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