Current Events

Please note a change to our line up for Wed. Nov. 19, 2014!

Join us for readings by Souvankham Thammavongsa from Toronto
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

Souvankham Thammavongsa has written three poetry books, Small Arguments (2003), Found (2007), and Light (2013), all published by Pedlar Press. Of her most recent collection, The Globe and Mail said "[t]his new collection confirms Thammavongsa's place as one of the most interesting younger poets at work in the country," and the Trillium Book Award jury, awarding her the prize for poetry, called the collection "a landmark in contemporary poetry." Her first book won the 2004 ReLit prize. Her second book was made into a short film by Paramita Nath and screened at film festivals worldwide including TIFF, L.A. Shorts Fest, Dok Leipzig and other places.

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.