Thursday, April 29, 2010

Prismatic Publics - Innovative Canadian Women's Poetry and Poetics Edited by Kate Eichhorn Edited by Heather Milne

South Asian Poetry Anthology Debuts in SF - NAM

South Asian Poetry Anthology Debuts in SF - NAM

The Prague Post - Tempo - Anthology tracks prose and poetry of past 20 years

The Prague Post - Tempo - Anthology tracks prose and poetry of past 20 years

New York Books: Family Album - Anne Carson’s deeply moving scrap heap by Sam Anderson

Vote For The 2010 Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere

The Patchy Squirrel

The Patchy Squirrel Lit-serv is an email list devoted to Toronto literary events. It is delivered to subscribers every Monday morning and contains listings for events from Tuesday to the following Monday.

Slate Poetry Podcast

NPR: After Loss, Turning To Poetry For Grief And Healing

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sage Hill Summer Writing Experience

July 19-29, 2010 in Saskatchewan’s Qu’Appelle Valley

Application Deadline: april 19, 2010

Introduction To Writing Fiction and Poetry—Geared for emerging writers who have demonstrated potential, this workshop provides an introduction to the basics of poetry and fiction, as well as self-editing. Limit of 11 participants. Facilitators: John Lent and Susan Stenson

Fiction Workshop—This course is designed for writers who have published in periodicals and wish to focus on a work in progress. The workshop includes group discussion, writing time and individual critiques with the facilitator. Limit of 6 participants. Facilitator: Terry Jordan

Poetry Workshop—This program is designed for poets who have published in periodicals and wish to focus on a work in progress. The workshop includes group discussions, writing time and individual critiques with the facilitator. Limit of 6 participants. Facilitator: Elizabeth Bachinsky

Fiction Colloquium—With the focus on works in progress, participants can expect individual consultations with the facilitator, as well as writing time and discussions dealing with technical, philosophical and conceptual issues in contemporary fiction. Limit of 5 participants. Facilitator: Catherine Bush

Poetry Colloquium—With the focus on works in progress, participants can expect individual consultations with the facilitator, as well as writing time and discussions dealing with technical, philosophical and conceptual issues in contemporary poetry. Limit of 5 participants. Facilitator: Daphne Marlatt

Non-Fiction Workshop—This program is designed for writers who have published in periodicals and wish to focus on a work in progress. The workshop includes group discussion, writing time and individual critiques with the facilitator. Limit of 6 participants. Facilitator: Ted Barris

Friday, April 2, 2010

League Awards The Shortlists for the 2010 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards Have Been Announced!

The Shortlists for the 2010 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards Have Been Announced!

The League of Canadian Poets is pleased to announce the shortlist for its 2010 Pat Lowther and Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards.
Congratulations to the authors for their fine work and many thanks to the jurors for their hard work on this year’s awards. Winners of these awards will be announced during a special ceremony at the annual LCP Poetry Fest and Conference to be held in Toronto at 89 Chestnut Conference Centre from June 11- 13, 2010.

2010 Gerald Lampert Award Shortlist:
The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award is given in the memory of Gerald Lampert, an arts administrator who organized authors' tours and took a particular interest in the work of new writers. The award recognizes the best first book of poetry published by a Canadian in the preceding year. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

Kate Hall for The Certainty Dream(Coach House Books)
James Langer for Gun Dogs (House of Anansi Press)
Marcus McCann for Soft Where (Chaudiere Books)
Soraya Mariam Peerbaye for Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (Goose Lane Editions)
Marguerite Pigeon for Inventory (Anvil Press)
Robert Earl Stewart for Something Burned Along the Southern Border (Mansfield Press)

2010 Jury: Barbara Pelman, David Seymour, Sheri-D Wilson

Author Bios and Judges' Comments :
Gerald Lampert Memorial Awards Author Bios and Judges' Comments

2010 Pat Lowther Award Shortlist:
The Pat Lowther Memorial Award is given for a book of poetry by a Canadian woman published in the preceding year, and is in memory of the late Pat Lowther, whose career was cut short by her untimely death in 1975. The award carries a $1,000 prize.

Elizabeth Bachinsky for God of Missed Connections (Nightwood Editions)
Ronna Bloom for Permiso (Pedlar Press)
Sina Queyras for Expressway (Coach House Books)
Damian Rogers for Paper Radio (ECW Press, a misFit book)
Laisha Rosnau for Lousy Exploriers (Nightwood Editions)
Karen Solie for Pigeon (House of Anansi Press)

2010 Jury: Gloe Cormie, Maureen Hynes, Rhea Tregebov

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