Thursday, March 31, 2011

Yay Poetry Month!

History of National Poetry Month
Established in Canada in April 1999 by the League, National Poetry Month brings together schools, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, and poets across the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canada's culture. Communities and businesses participate through readings, festivals, book displays, and other events.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Julie Berry and Evelyn Lau - Poetry London Reading: Wednesday April 6 @ 7:30pm

Join us for the last event in the 2010-2011 Poetry London season with readings by JULIE BERRY and EVELYN LAU on April 6 at 7:30pm.

Landon Branch Library
167 Wortley Road
London, ON

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 encouragemen...t to developing writers, as well as provi...ding an opportunity for writers in the group to exchange work and discuss poems by that night’s visiting poets. Those interested are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 pm. No registration required.

About the poets:

JULIE BERRY is the author of two collections of poetry: worn thresholds (Brick Books, 1995) and the walnut cracking machine (Buschek Books, 2010). Her poems have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies including Open Wide a Wilderness: Canadian Nature Poems (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2009). She lives outside of St. Thomas, Ontario, with her partner, Jonathan and their dog, Guinness. Her four sons have grown and flown.

EVELYN LAU, a Vancouver writer, has published ten books, including five volumes of poetry. Her poetry has won the Milton Acorn Award, been nominated for the Governor-General's Award, and appears in Best American Poetry and Best Canadian Poetry. Her most recent collection of poems is Living Under Plastic (Oolichan, 2010). Her prose books have been translated into a dozen languages, and Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid (Harper Collins, 1989), was made into a CBC TV movie.

Books will be available for sale following the reading.

***Poetry London's Poetry Contest Winners will also be announced this evening***

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