March 12th Reading

March 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Cross Border Pollination Reading Series returns again with some amazing authors! Come out to hear an eclectic mix of literary talents from the U.S. and Canada.

Details:
5pm – 7:30pm

Simon Fraser University Harbour Center, 515 W. Hastings, Room 2270 Sauder Insdustries Policy Room.
Entry is free.
Our Facebook event page is here.

Featured Readers:

Sarah Leavitt is a writer and cartoonist from Vancouver. Her graphic memoir Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me was published in September 2010, and was the first graphic narrative to be nominated for a Writer’s Trust of Canada prize.


Kelli Russell Agodon is the author of the newly-released Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room, winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize, as well as two other books of poems. www.agodon.com


Miranda Pearson’ s poetry has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, and her first collection “ Prime” was published in 2001. “ The Aviary” was released in 2006 from Oolichan Books and was awarded the Alfred G. Bailey pri ze. Her l atest book, “ Harbour” , also from Oolichan, was shortlisted for the 2010 BC Book Prize for poetry. Miranda holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia and currently teaches in Simon Fraser University’ s Writing and Publishing program.


Wayde Compton is a Vancouver writer whose books include After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region, Performance Bond, Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature and 49th Parallel Psalm. He and Jason de Couto perform turntable-based sound poetry as a duo called The Contact Zone Crew. Compton is also a co-founding member of the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project, an organization dedicated to preserving the public memory of Vancouver’s original black community.

Jacqueline Osherow is the author of five books of poetry. Osherow has been awarded the Witter Bynner Prize by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation and a number of prizes from the Poetry Society of America. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Twentieth Century American Poetry, The Wadsworth Anthology of Poety and The Norton Anthology of Jewish-American Poetry, Best American Poetry (1995 and 1998), The New Breadloaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, The New Yorker, Paris Review and many others. She is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Utah.
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We are grateful for the support of SFU Continuing Studies, Poetry Is Dead Magazine and from the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Department.


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