Thursday, April 12, 2012

Poet/publishers UNITE!

Peter Midgley Reading & Signing
with Cynara Geissler, Sharon Caseburg & Ariel Gordon

When: Wednesday May 16 2012 7:30 pm
Where: McNally Robinson at Grant Park (1120 Grant Avenue)
Cost: FREE

Please join Winnipeg poets Sharon Caseburg and Ariel Gordon in welcoming Edmonton's Peter Midgley & Vancouver's Cynara Geissler to Winnipeg. Fittingly, the event will take place in McNally Robinson's travel alcove.

BONUS: This event is the Winnipeg launch of Cynara Geissler's chapbook small, stunted ways!

Cynara Geissler has a new chapbook of poetry called small, stunted ways (Hur Publishing 2012). Her poetry, fiction and essays have appeared in a number of print and online publications including subTerrain, Event, Geez,, and Shameless. When she's not busy typing her own name into google, she works the marketing beat at Arsenal Pulp Press in Vancouver. When she was ten she tried (and failed) to stalk Wayne Gretzky on a family trip to Los Angeles (while wearing a hat-to-hightop sneaker ensemble emblazoned with the number 99).

Sharon Caseburg is a Canadian writer, editor and book designer who splits her time between producing other people’s books and writing her own. Her poetry and critical writing have appeared in numerous publications. She is co-founder of the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry.

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her first book, Hump, won the Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry in 2011. Most recently, she collaborated with designer Julia Michaud on the disaster DIY chapbook How to Prepare for Flooding, which was launched at Words Aloud Spoken Word and Storytelling Festival in Durham, Ontario. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.

Peter Midgley is a writer and storyteller based in Edmonton. His bilingual volume of poems, perhaps i should / miskien moet ek appeared in 2010. He has written three children's book, which together have been translated into 28 languages. Thuli's New Mattress won the IBBY/Asahi Award for Literacy Promotion. He is also the author of two plays, Archetypes and Namlish. Peter is currently working on book-length creative non-fiction project, A Truce Stranger than Fiction and a second collection of poetry, Diary of a Red Chicken.

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Let's get our affiliations straight, shall we?

Cynara Geissler works at Vancouver's Arsenal Pulp Press. Sharon Caseburg works at Winnipeg's Turnstone Press. I work at University of Manitoba Press. Peter Midgley works at Edmonton's University of Alberta Press.

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