Thursday, May 23, 2013

Poetry with Perks

Featuring Ariel Gordon, dee Hobsbawn-Smith, Andréa Ledding + Jeanette Lynes

When: Monday, June 10, 7:30 pm
Where: City Perks (801 7 Ave North, Saskatoon)
Cost: Free!

Please join us for the perkiest of poetry readings, featuring three of Saskatoon’s plummiest writers and a Winnipeg poet with a letterpress chapbook to launch.

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Jeanette Lynes is the author of six collections of poetry and one novel. She is also co-author, with Alison Calder, of a chapbook published by Jack Pine Press. Jeanette is Co-ordinator of the MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan.

Andréa Ledding is a Saskatoon-based writer, reader, mother, and photo-journalist. Recent awards include 2012 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript for poetry, 2011 John V. Hicks Long Manuscript for CNF, and subTerrain's 2010 Lush Triumphant for poetry, along with inclusion in the 2011 "Best Canadian Poetry" anthology (Tightrope Press). Her play "Dominion" opened up the 25th annual Weesageechak Festival in Toronto this past November, and she is currently working on her master's thesis.

dee Hobsbawn-Smith is a poet, writer, journalist, chef, educator and local foods advocate. Her award-winning journalism, poetry and short fiction has appeared in books, newspapers, magazines, anthologies and literary journals in Canada, the USA and elsewhere. After 27 years in Calgary, dee now lives in her family’s 100-year-old farmhouse west of Saskatoon. She is currently earning her MFA in writing at the University of Saskatchewan. Dee’s sixth book and first collection of poetry, Wildness Rushing In, will be published by Hagios Press in 2014, and her first collection of short fiction, Appetites, will be published in 2014 by Thistledown Press.

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.

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