Saturday, March 03, 2018

Reading! Next Friday!

McNally Robinson Booksellers & Palimpsest Press present the launch of Yvonne Blomer’s Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur

Featuring guest reader Ariel Gordon

Friday March 9, 7:30 pm
Location: McNally Robinson Booksellers (The Travel Alcove)

For three months Yvonne Blomer travelled by bike with her husband Rupert Gadd through Southeast Asia. A type one diabetic since childhood, she also dealt with the daily challenges of her chronic illness. 
Part love story, part travel adventure and part medical dance, Sugar Ride explores one woman’s passion for cycling and the roads it pulls her along.

Yvonne Blomer is the Poet Laureate of Victoria, British Columbia. Born in Zimbabwe, she has lived in Japan and England and has cycled in Southeast Asia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, France and the UK. Her most recent poetry collection is As if a Raven. Her first book of poems a broken mirror, fallen leaf was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Yvonne also is the editor of Refugium: Poems for the Pacific. Yvonne resides in Victoria, BC.

Ariel Gordon is the author of two collections of urban-nature poetry, both of which won the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Upcoming publications include the anthology GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times, co-edited with Tanis MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild and the poetry chapbook TreeTalk. Also in the works is the 2018 edition of the National Poetry Month in the Winnipeg Free Press project.

Host Mel Marginet is a passionate cycling advocate, reader and lover of adventure. She is part of the Workplace Commuter Options program at Green Action Centre, Artistic Director of Theatre by the River and Publisher at Great Plains Publications. When not working here, there and everywhere, she can be found playing board games, catching a show, or walking her sweet dog, Trish.

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