I'll be reading with once-and-forever Winnipegger Gillian Sze (who now lives in Montreal) in a coupla weeks.
And then I'll rush home to snap at M whilst hurriedly and incompletely packing my suitcase for a 5:45 am flight to Toronto for the LCP national conference.
One earring. Shoes that don't match the frock I've packed. Insufficient amounts of underwear.
Anyways, I'm looking forward to hearing what Chandra is up to and to getting better acquainted with Gillian.
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Gillian Sze, Aqua Books W-i-R June 2010
Date: Thursday, June 10, 7:00 pm
Location: Aqua Books (274 Garry Street, between Graham and Portage)
After Gillian Sze appeared at Aqua last summer in support of her first book of poetry, bookstore owner Kelly Hughes was determined to have the former Winnipegger as Writer-in-Residence.
After much negotiation - and compromise on both sides - Sze agreed to be W-i-R during the month of June 2010.
Please join Aqua in a reading celebrating her capitulation that also includes resident Aqua poets Ariel Gordon and Chandra Mayor.
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Ariel Gordon's first book of poetry, Hump, was published by Ontario's Palimpsest Press in spring 2010. She recently won the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer at the Manitoba Book Awards. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.
Chandra Mayor is a Winnipeg writer, editor, and shop girl. She is the award-winning author of three books, including the short story collection All the Pretty Girls (Conundrum Press, 2008), which was the recipient of the Lambda Award for Lesbian Fiction.
Gillian Sze was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her poetry collection, Fish Bones (DC Books, 2009), was shortlisted for the QWF McAuslan First Book Prize. She is the author of three chapbooks published by Withwords Press and her work has appeared in a number of national and international journals. The Anatomy of Clay, a poetry collection, is forthcoming from ECW Press in April 2011. She is also co-founder and co-editor of Branch Magazine. Gillian has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Concordia University and resides in Montreal.