Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Reading/Advice for New Writers: Tracy Hamon & Deborah Schnitzer

When: Saturday, February 18, 2:00 pm
Where: McNally Robinson Grant Park
Cost: FREE!

Please join Regina-based writer Tracy Hamon and Winnipeg's own Deborah Schnitzer as they share new work...and also new ideas for emerging writers.

Wondering what the benefit is of doing a writer's colony or workshop? They can tell you. Want to know where you can submit your work for publication? They can tell you. Want to know how to start a writers group? They can tell you.

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Regina based poet Tracy Hamon's work has appeared in numerous Canadian literary magazines and anthologies. Her first book of poetry, This Is Not Eden, was a finalist for two Saskatchewan Book Awards. Portions of Interruptions in Glass won the 2005 City of Regina Writing Award, and was also shortlisted for two book awards in the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Tracy is president of the Sage Hill Writing Experience’s Board of Directors, is the program manager for the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild, and founded the Vertigo Reading Series in Regina.

Deborah Schnitzer
is the winner of the 2010 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction for her An Unexpected Break in the Weather. "Just as Mordecai Richler did with St. Urbain Street in Montreal, University of Winnipeg English professor Deborah Schnitzer brings life and story to our own Corydon Avenue."-Winnipeg Free Press. Schnitzer is also the author of the novel, Gertrude Unmanageable, the long poem, Loving Gertrude Stein, as well as scholarly works and critical anthologies equally devoted to the unexpected.

Moderator Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg-based writer and editor. In spring 2010, Palimpsest Press published her first full-length poetry collection, Hump. She was the 2010 recipient of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Writer and the 2011 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry / Le Prix Lansdowne du poesie.

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