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Reading by Jacob Scheier & Open Mic Night

May 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: SWG Regina office: Suite 100, 1150 - 8th Avenue, Regina

Join us on Friday May 3 for an Open Mic Night at the Guild office! Award-winning poet Jacob Scheier will open the night by reading from his latest book, Letter from Brooklyn, followed by an Open Mic, running in 3-5 minute sessions. Everyone is welcome to participate and you can preregister by contacting Milena at (306) 791-7746 or swgevents@skwriter.com. There is plenty of parking and refreshments will be served.


Jacob Scheier is a poet and journalist from Toronto. His debut collection, More to Keep Us Warm won the 2008 Governor General's award for English language poetry. Scheier's poems have been published in literary journals and magazines across North America, including Descant, Geist and Rattle, and have been heard on CBC Radio.

In Letter from Brooklyn, Jacob Scheier examines love, loss, history, identity, protest, and popular culture. At the heart of his new poems is the notion that we understand who we are by where we have been. Here, a confessional voice digs deep into a radical Jewish heritage rooted in New York City. Everything is at once political and poetic, inseparable from intimate experience and personal heartbreak. Scheier moves from the inner worlds of grief and love to form a poetic dialectic between the familial and the historical.

Whether eating in a knish restaurant on the Lower East Side or falling in and then out of love with the Brooklyn Bridge, being startled while biking down a prairie road or searching for a European village wiped clear off the map, with depth and originality Scheier confronts the question of where home is and what it means amid private and public loss.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets for this event.



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