Join us for the first Poetry London reading of 2011
with poets JEANETTE LYNES and SORAYA PEERBAYE
on Wednesday January 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm
at the Landon Library in Wortley Village, London, Ontario.
Prior to the readings, Poetry London's Michelle Doege will be facilitating a writing workshop and discussion of poetry by the evening's featured poets and two workshop participants. Our readings and workshops are free and open to all members of the public, and offer encouragement to developing writers, as well as providing an opportunity for writers in the group to exchange work and discuss poems by that night’s visiting poets.
Those interested are encouraged to attend the workshop at 6:30 pm.
No registration required.
About the featured poets:
JEANETTE LYNES is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently, The New Blue Distance (Wolsak and Wynn, 2009). Her earlier collection, Left Fields (Wolsak and Wynn, 2003), was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. She also received the Bliss Carman Poetry Prize in 2001. Her novel, The Factory Voice (Coteau Books, 2009), was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, made the “The Globe 100” list of most influential books, and will be podcast on CBC Radio in 2010.
SORAYA PEERBAYE's first collection, Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (Goose Lane Editions, 2009), was short listed for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her work has also been published in Other Voices, Prairie Fire, and The New Quarterly, and anthologized in Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women Poets. Born in London, Soraya now lives in Toronto, where she works in cultural administration and is also a translator and editor.
Books will be available for sale following the reading.
All readings take place in the lower level of The Landon Library
167 Wortley Road
Map to Location
and don't forget to enter . . .
POETRY LONDON'S THIRD ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST
with over $300 dollars in prizes for 1st and 2nd prize winners
judged by Evelyn Lau
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 4, 2011
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