Tuesday, March 23, 2010

(W)rites of Spring: Manitoba

The League of Canadian Poets welcomes poet, novelist and essayist Anne Simpson.

When: Friday, April 9. 7 pm.
Where: Cre8ery, Upstairs - 125 Adelaide (across from Cdn Footwear)

Also featuring the literary stylings of David Stubel and hosted by your own Ariel Gordon.

There will be cupcakes by Finales. And a cash bar if you want to mix some sugar with your booze or vice versa.

There will be the ubiquitous raffle. This year featuring...

* Fine art Pate de Verre piece by Kathleen Black, glass artist. ($250.00)

* One League of Canadian Poets membership (Associate or equivalent, 1 year)

* Plus some other stuff like coffee table books from Friesen's.

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Anne Simpson
was a winner of the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize for her second poetry collection, Loop (McClelland & Stewart, 2003), which was also nominated for the Governor-General's Award. Her second novel, Falling (McClelland & Stewart, 2008), won the Dartmouth Fiction Award and was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has also written a book of essays, The Marram Grass: Poetry and Otherness, (Gaspereau, 2009). She lives in Antigonish, NS, though she is currently away from home, working as Writer in Residence at the Saskatoon Public Library.

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