Help the SWG celebrate National Poetry Month by coming out to readings by Saskatchewan's Poet Laureate Don Kerr and Saskatchewan Poet Judith Krause.
There will be a special appearance by the Lieutenant Governor, His Honour the Honourable Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 7:30 pm
Government House (4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina)
Open to the public. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Please RSVP to Christopher Dove at (306)787-4063 or email@example.com.
Born in Saskatoon Saskatchewan in 1936, Don Kerr studied and received a BA Honours in English from the University of Saskatchewan. After successfully finishing an MA from the University of Toronto, he headed to London, England to study. After a short stint in England, Kerr moved home to Saskatoon and began teaching English and Drama at the University of Saskatchewan. Throughout his lengthy career as a teacher and writer, he has written numerous books of poetry and many plays. Kerr’s body of work includes eight books of poetry: A New Improved Sky, Going Places (Coteau), Talkin’ Basie (Cormorant), In the City of Our Fathers (Coteau), Autodidactic (Brick), and Smoke/Screen (Thistledown), a collection about the paintings landscape artist John Constable, My Own Places, and his most recent release The Dust of Just Beginning, which was shortlisted for the Poetry Award at the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards.
Judith Krause is a Regina writer whose publications include four collections of poetry and a collaborative chapbook. Her work has been broadcast on the CBC and widely published in periodicals and anthologies. She is a two-time winner of the City of Regina Writing Award and co-winner of the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Award. She has studied writing in Canada, France, and the U.S., and is an active member of the local writing community.