Current Events

Please note our updated line up for Wed. Nov. 19, 2014!
Our November reading will feature Sadiqa de Meijer from Kingston
and Yvonne Blomer from Victoria.

Landon Branch Library
167 Wortley Rd., London, ON
Readings begin at 7:30m
Pre-reading workshop at 6:30pm. See side-bar for more details.

Questions? Email us at at
or call the Landon Library at 519-439-6240

Sadiqa de Meijer was born in Amsterdam and moved to Canada as a child. She schooled in London, Ont. and now lives in Kingston. Her poetry, short stories and personal essays have been published in a range of journals and anthologies, including The Malahat Review, Geist, CV2, Riddle Fence and Poetry Magazine. In 2012, her poem series "Great Aunt Unmarried" won the CBC Poetry Prize. Her first book of poems is Leaving Howe Island (Oolichan Books). This collection was short-listed for the League of Canadian Poets' Pat Lowther Award in the spring of 2014, and most recently for the 2014 Governor General's Award for Poetry.

Yvonne Blomer was born in Zimbabwe and came to Canada when she was two years old. Her first collection, a broken mirror, fallen leaf, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Yvonne has also published two chap books, Landscapes and Home: Ghazals (Leaf Press, 2011) and Bicycle Brand Journey (JackPine Press, 2012). In 2012, The Book of Places (Black Moss Press) was released. Yvonne is the co-editor of Poems from Planet Earth (Leaf Press, 2013) out of the Planet Earth Poetry reading series, of which she is the Artistic Director. In 2014 her third full collection of poems, As if a Raven, was released with Palimpsest Press.