Please join us on Sat. May 4, 2013 at London's Organic Works Bakery for a special year-end poetry party to cap off our 2012/13 season!
Featuring Hamilton's John Terpstra and Halifax's Sue Goyette, both with new books from Gaspereau Press; London's own Debra Franke; and Jessica Hiemstra, reading from her latest collection from Biblioasis.
Licensed, complimentary snacks, free admission... and maybe even a door prize or two...
Hope to see you there!
Organic Works Bakery
222 Wellington St., London, ON
Sat. May 4, 2013
doors at 6:30 pm
readings at 7:30 pm
Questions? Please email us at poetrylondon at yahoo.ca.
John Terpstra's most recent collection is Brilliant Falls, from Gaspereau Press. Disarmament was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2004, and a retrospective of his work, Two or Three Guitars: Selected Poems, was published in 2006. Terpstra has also published three prose projects, including Falling Into Place, a creative investigation of a giant glacial sandbar which lies beneath one of Canada’s busiest transportation corridors. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Sue Goyette is the author of the collections The True Names of Birds, Undone, and Outskirts, as well as a novel, Lures (2002). She has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the Earle Birney Prize and the Bliss Carman Award. Goyette lives in Halifax where she teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University and works part-time at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. She will be reading from Oceans, new from Gaspereau Press.
Debra Franke grew up in Port Hope, Ontario and completed her M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick, where she was the recipient of the Angela Ludan Levine Memorial Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in The Fiddlehead, Event, Dalhousie Review, Prairie Fire, and The Antigonish Review. She works as a public librarian in London, Ontario.
Jessica Hiemstra is a visual artist and writer who lives in Sierra Leone. She is the winner of two Malahat Review Open Season Awards (2011) and the Room Magazine Annual Poetry Contest (2009). Self-Portrait Without a Bicycle is her third volume of poetry, just published by Biblioasis.