Wednesday February 16, 2011
at 7:30 pm
for a poetry reading with
DAVID O'MEARA and GREGORY SCOFIELD
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:
DAVID O'MEARA’s The Vicinity (Brick Books, 2003) won the Archibald Lampman Award and was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Storm Still (McGill-Queens Press, 1999) was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award, and most recently, Noble Gas, Penny Black (Brick Books, 2008), won the Lampman-Scott Award. Born and raised in Pembroke, Ontario, he has lived in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Montreal, as well as Japan and South Korea.
GREGORY SCOFIELD's fifth collection of poems, Kipocihkan: Poems New & Selected (Nightwood Editions) was published in 2009, and both I Knew Two Metis Women with companion CD (Gabriel Dumont Institute) and Love Medicine and One Song (Kegedonce Press) were re-released in the same year. He is the subject of a feature-length documentary, Singing Home The Bones: A Poet Becomes Himself (The Maystreet Group, 2007), and currently lives in Maple Ridge, B.C.
Books will be available for sale following the reading.
All readings take place in the lower level of The Landon Library
167 Wortley Road
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