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2013 Poetry Month Reading 


Join the SWG in celebration of National Poetry Month with readings by Saskatchewan's Poet Laureate Don Kerr and poets Glen Sorestad and Robert Currie.

Her Honour the Honourable Vaughn Solomon Schofield, the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, will be in attendance.

When: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Government House, 4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina

Readings are open to the public and admission is free. To attend, please RSVP to Christopher Dove at (306) 787-4063 or christopher.dove@gov.sk.ca.
 

Don Kerr was born in Saskatoon in 1936. He 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. His recent book Wind Thrashing Your Heart (Hagios Press) was shortlisted for the Award for Poetry for Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2012.

Glen Sorestad is a Saskatoon writer of poetry and prose. He served as Saskatchewan's first Poet Laureate(2000-2004), becoming Canada's first provincially appointed poet laureate. Sorestad is the author of nearly twenty books of poetry and has written and published many short stories. His poetry has been translated into a half-dozen languages,has been broadcast on radio in several countries, and has appeared in over 50 anthologies and textbooks as well as literary magazines, journals and e-zines across North America and in other countries. He has given over 400 public readings throughout Canada and in nearly twenty states, in France, Norway, Finland and Slovenia.

Robert Currie lives in Moose Jaw from which base he spent four years travelling the province as Saskatchewan’s third Poet Laureate, visiting interesting places and people he might otherwise never have seen. His latest books are Running in Darkness (Coteau, 2006) and Witness (Hagios, 2009). The former was short-listed for the Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award, the latter for Saskatchewan Book of the Year. A founding board member of the Saskatchewan Festival of Words and a former chairman of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild, Currie was honoured in the fall of 2009 when he received the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. His tenth book, a novel, Living With the Hawk (Thistledown Press), will be launched on April 23 at the Moose Jaw Public Library Theatre.

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