What a Poem Can Be and Do with Alex Leslie and Sheryda Warrener

Come spend the day with two highly acclaimed poets – Alex Leslie (author of The Things I Heard About You) and Sheryda Warrener (author of Floating is Everything) – whose work is actively pushing the boundaries of modern poetry. They will read from their latest books and help teachers gain insights into new and evolving poetic forms, many of which are hybrids of printed words, images, spoken texts, digital texts, and more. In the workshops you’ll have opportunities to explore some of these poetic forms in depth and to create your own through writing activities. You’ll come away with a new sense of what a poem can be and do, and with new ideas to to use in the classroom.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016

North Surrey Learning Centre 9260 140th Street (across from DEC)

9:30 AM TO 3:00 PM

Coffee & muffins, intro and authors readings, workshops and a catered lunch.


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Water Acts and Poetry

Dr. Rita Wong will give a presentation on February 4 at 7:00 p.m. in UPEI’s McDougall Hall Auditorium, Room 242. Dr. Wong’s talk, entitled “Humble Autonomy: Renewing Culture through Participatory Water Ethics,” will be the inaugural UPEI Don Mazer Arts and Science Lecture and is presented by the faculties of Science and Arts.  A reception with refreshments will follow. UPEI is honoured, as well, to be hosting Dr. Wong on February 5th at 7:30 p.m. for a public reading of her poetry, in the Dawson Lounge (Room 520) in Main Building. Her poetry book Undercurrent reminds humanity that “we are water bodies” and that we need to honour this reality. This reading is sponsored by the UPEI faculties of Arts and Sciences, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.


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Three new interviews with three Nightwood Editions authors in PRISM magazine

PRISM Magazine has interviewed three Nightwood authors on their latests books.

If you haven’t already, check out the interviews with Kim Fu here,  Sheryda Warrener here, and Bren Simmers here.


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2015 ReLit Long Shortlists Announced

Congratulations to all authors on the newly announced 2015 ReLit shortlist! Good luck to Nightwood authors Doretta Lau (How Does a Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun?) and Matt Rader (What I Want to Tell Goes Like This.)

Check out the full list of nominees here.

Winners of this year’s ReLit Rings will be announced in January.


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