Saturday, October 17, 2009

George McWhirter & Sue Sinclair: October 21, 2009

Workshop & Reading Sponsored by Poetry London
Wednesday October 21, 2009
Readings 7:30pm
Workshop 6:30pm
All Events at Fred Landon Branch Library
London Public Library
167 Wortley Road

Wed. Oct. 21, 2009
George McWhirter is Vancouver’s first Poet Laureate. McWhirter’s Catalan Poems (Oberon, 1971) won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, and Ovid in Saskatchewan, the 1998 League of Canadian Poets’ Chapbook Competition. He was editor and principal translator of José Emilio Pacheco: Selected Poems (New Directions), which won the 1987 F.R. Scott Translation Prize. His latest poetry books are The Incorrection (Oolichan Books, 2007) and The Anachronicles (Ronsdale Press, 2008), as well as a book of translation, Los poemas solares/The Solar Poems by Homero Aridjis, coming out from City Lights in San Francisco in 2009. A Professor Emeritus of the University of British Columbia, he was awarded the Killam Prize for Teaching, 1998; the first UBC Killam Award for Mentoring, 2004; and the Sam Black Award for Service to Creative and Performing Arts in 2005.

Wed. Oct. 21, 2009
Sue Sinclair has published four books of poems, the latest of which is Breaker (Brick Books, 2008). Her first poetry collection, Secrets of Weather & Hope (Brick Books, 2001) was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Award, and her second, Mortal Arguments (Brick Books, 2003), was a finalist for the Atlantic Poetry Prize. The Drunken Lovely Bird (Goose Lane, 2005) was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and winner of the American Independent Publishers Association Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Canadian Literature, Grain, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, and in anthologies such as Coastlines and Breathing Fire II. Sue is currently pursuing a PhD in philosophy at the University of Toronto.

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