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A Celebration Of National Poetry Month

Help the SWG celebrate National Poetry Month by coming out to readings by Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate Robert Currie and Saskatchewan poet Mari-Lou Rowley, along with MC and reader Kathleen Wall.

There will be a special appearance by the Lieutenant Governor, His Honour the Honourable Dr. Gordon L. Barnhart.

Date:  Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Time:  7:30 p.m.
Place:  Government House (4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina)
Parking:  Free

Open to the public. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

About the Authors

Robert Currie is a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of poetry, fiction, and radio plays whose work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and over 40 anthologies. He has published four poetry chapbooks, five books of poetry and three novels; his sixth book of poems (Witness) was published in April 2009. Currie is also an experienced instructor. He taught creative writing at the Saskatchewan Summer School of the Arts at Fort San for four years, at the Sage Hill Writing Experience for three summers, and at Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw for 30 years (where he also taught English). In addition to his writing and teaching, he has been a dedicated volunteer in the Saskatchewan writing community since 1969. Among his many other activities he co-founded Coteau Books (1975) and was a founding Board member for the Saskatchewan Festival of Words (1997); he still serves on both boards. Currie became Saskatchewan’s third Poet Laureate in 2007. He was recently appointed to a second term which will run until December 31st, 2010. Currie has lived his entire life in Saskatchewan.

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Mari-Lou Rowley has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Suicide Psalms (Anvil Press 2008), which was nominated for best poetry in the 2008 Sask Book Awards, and CosmoSonnets (JackPine Press 2007). Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies in Canada and the US—and on the Canadian Association of Physicists website. Rowley has performed her poetry across the continent, from Harbourfront to Seattle, and in Europe, where participated in the Poetic Ecologies conference in Brussels in May 2008. Rowley has a Master’s of Liberal Studies degree from Simon Fraser University. Her work as a science writer has informed much of her poetry, and her poetry and readings have been followed by scientists—most recently in articles in UBC’s Physics and Astronomy newsletter and on TRIUMF’s webpage. Rowley lives with two cats in a bluebell house by the South Saskatchewan river in Saskatoon.

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Kathleen Wall

 

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For More Information:

Please contact Tracy Hamon at 791-7743 or e-mail programs@skwriter.com

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