Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Vancouver reading!

Call & Response: Three Poets in Conversation

When: Saturday, June 8, 7:30 pm
Where: People's Co-op Books (1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)
Cost: Free! Light refreshments provided!

Poets build community at places like the Sage Hill Writing Experience and the Banff Centre. But also long distance, via postcard and email, from first draft to launch party.

Please join award-winning poets Anna Swanson and Bren Simmers as they welcome Winnipeg’s Ariel Gordon to the city...for a reading that echoes all their conversations over the years.

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Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her first book of poetry, Hump (Palimpsest Press), was published in 2010, and her second is slated for publication in 2014. Most recently, she won Kalamalka Press' inaugural John Lent Poetry-Prose Award. The resulting letterpress chapbook, How to Make a Collage, will be launched at this reading. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.

Bren Simmers has worked in libraries, fire lookouts, and as a park interpreter. Winner of the Arc Poem of the Year Award, and finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award and The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, her first book of poems, Night Gears, was published by Wolsak and Wynn in 2010. She is currently working on a book about her East Vancouver neighbourhood.

Anna Swanson is a poet and children’s librarian living in Vancouver, BC. Her debut book of poetry, The Nights Also (Tightrope, 2010), asks how identity is formed and challenged in relation to chronic illness, sexuality and solitude. It won a Lambda Literary Award and the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry.

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