Friday, September 22, 2017

Improbable Walks

Rivers tell stories. Paths of travel and connection. Forces of destruction and rebirth. Listen. What do we hear? Come walk into a story inspired by the river. Join poets Lisa Pasold & Ariel Gordon on a walk along the Assiniboine River, where we’ll conjure a site-specific story about one imagined journey told by these waters. We’ll be walking along the River from the Maryland Bridge to Omand’s Creek train bridge and back. 

When: Saturday, October 7, 15:00–16:30
Where: Meet at Bridge Motors Parking Lot, 20 Maryland Street
Cost: Free, but imited number of spaces available. Please register at

The walk goes forward whatever the weather and lasts approximately 80 minutes.

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her second book, Stowaways (Palimpsest Press, 2014), won the 2015 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. She is currently writing creative non-fiction about Winnipeg’s urban forest, slated for publication in 2018 with Wolsak & Wynn, and co-editing an anthology of menstruation-lit with Tanis MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild, due out with Frontenac House in 2018.

Lisa Pasold has created site-specific walking stories in cities such as New Orleans, Paris, Saskatoon and Toronto. Her storytelling practice is an experience of place with the audience: moving through a landscape or walking down a street, to imagine together possible histories and lives of the specific place and its community. Lisa’s Any Bright Horse (Frontenac House, 2012), was shortlisted for the 2012 Governor General’s Award. Frontenac has just published her new book, The Riparian, “a love story and thirty tragedies, overheard on a piano dismantled, marooned, with the river washing through its exposed strings.”

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