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Please join us on Wed. Sept. 24, 2014 for the first reading of our 2014/15 season!

Featuring Gary Geddes from the BC coast and Toronto's Karen Connelly.

Landon Branch Library
167 Wortley Rd., London, ON
readings at 7:30m
with pre-reading workshop at 6:30pm, see side-bar for details.

Questions? Email us at poetrylondon.ca at gmail.com
or call the Landon Library at 519-439-6240

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Gary Geddes
has written and edited more than 45 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, criticism, translation and anthologies, including 20th-Century Poetry and Poetics and the forthcoming 70 Canadian Poets (both Oxford). He has won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Lt-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence, National Poetry Prize, National Magazine Gold Award, Writers Choice Award, E.J. Pratt Medal and Prize, Archibald Lampman Prize, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region) and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from the government of Chile. He was Writer-in-residence at McMaster University (2012), Visiting Writer at University of Missouri, St. Louis (2011), Distinguished Professor of Canadian Culture at Western Washington University (1998-2001), Honorary Doctor of Laws at Royal Roads University (2007), and is Professor Emeritus at Concordia University, Montreal.

Karen Connelly
is the author of ten books of award-winning poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Her most recent collection of poetry, Come Cold River (Quattro, 2013), is a memoir about her troubled family, as well as a moving homage to many people in Canada who are invisibilized and silenced. She is the author of the acclaimed novel The Lizard Cage (Random House), winner of Britain’s Orange Broadband New Writers Prize; Touch the Dragon, winner of the Governor General’s Award; and Burmese Lessons, a love story (Random House), shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and the BC National Award for Nonfiction. She has also won the Pat Lowther Award Poetry Award.
www.karenconnelly.ca