Thursday, August 12, 2010

Keywords: McNally Robinson, literary, chat, tea, coffee, discussion, reading

So I'm going to doing two events as part of THIN AIR, Winnipeg International Writers Festival... addition to my role as HOT AIR addition my job as events coordinator Aqua, where a handful of THIN AIR events will be held.

I've just discovered that one of these events will be fall under the aegis of the Culture Days weekend.

It should go without saying that I'm honoured to be included in THIN AIR. This just makes it a two-fer.


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Culture Days
Celebrating Arts + Culture from Coast to Coast to Coast

Date: Friday, September 24, 2010
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Location: McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Grant Park Shopping Centre
Type of activity: Seminar / Panel

The THIN AIR festival’s Afternoon Book Chats are the perfect excuse for a coffee break! Come down to the Atrium at McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park, which takes on a cafĂ© ambiance for this series of relaxed conversations about writing with Director Charlene Diehl.

From irreverent games to delicately rendered impressions, kevin mcpherson eckhoff and Ariel Gordon show the power and play in poetry.

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg-based writer and editor. She has two chapbooks to her credit, The Navel Gaze and Guidelines: Malaysia & Indonesia, 1999, and this spring, Palimpsest Press published her first full-length poetry collection, Hump. Gordon coordinates literary events at Aqua Books and for several years has been the driving force behind THIN AIR’s Hot Air blog. She is the 2010 recipient of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Writer. When not being bookish, she chases her young daughter or tromps through the woods photographing mushrooms.


kevin mcpherson eckhoff ’s visual poetry has appeared in the anthology Boredom Fighters (Tightrope Books) and in such magazines as dandelion and filling Station. A winner of the Shaunt Basmajian Chapbook Award, he studied English literature at the University of Calgary. Rhapsodomancy, his first full-length poetry collection, was recently published by Coach House. It dives into two notation systems, Shorthand and Unifon, in order to explore the crossed lines between visual language and voice. eckhoff recently traded his life for a house in Armstrong, British Columbia, and a job teaching literature at Okanagan College.

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