Events: October flywheel 2015

2015-09-20 04:19:AM ago by natalie.simpson

Join us for readings by Kris Demeanor, Stephen Senft, Lynda Monahan, and Sachiko Murakami!

Thursday, October 8
7:30 PM
Pages Books on Kensington
1135 Kensington Road NW

SACHIKO MURAKAMI is the author of the poetry collections The Invisibility Exhibit (Talonbooks 2008), Rebuild (Talonbooks 2011), and Get Me Out Of Here (Talonbooks 2015). Her work in collaborative digital poetry includes Project Rebuild, HENKO, WIHTBOAM, and FIGURE: a poetry oracle (with angela rawlings). She has been a literary worker for various presses, journals, and organizations, and currently sits on the poetry editorial board at Talonbooks. She lives in Toronto.

LYNDA MONAHAN’s newest poetry collection, Verge, was published in the spring of 2015 with Guernica Editions. She is the author of two previous collections of poetry, A Slow Dance in the Flames and What My Body Knows, both published by Coteau Books. Her work has been published in many Canadian and American literary magazines and anthologies and broadcast on CBC radio. She facilitates a number of creative writing workshops and has been writer-in-residence at St. Peter’s College facilitated retreat and at Balfour Collegiate in Regina. She facilitated the teen writing camp for Sage Hill Writing Experience. She is editor of several collections including Second Chances: stories of brain injury survivors, With Just One Reach of Hands for the CMHA Writing For Your Life program and Skating in the Exit Light, a poetry anthology. She has served on the council for the League of Canadian Poets and on the board of Sage Hill Writing Experience and the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. She is currently writer-in-residence at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

KRIS DEMEANOR is a songwriter, theatre artist and poet who has taken his work around the world with the mission of inspiring people to laugh, dance, weep, think and party. He’s released seven recordings of original songs, and was the inaugural Poet Laureate of Calgary. Recent work includes Making Treaty 7, a theatrical presentation involving dozens of both First Nations and non-aboriginal artists, writing songs for CBC’s The Irrelevant Show, collaborating with Ian Tyson on new recordings, and Shelter From the Storm, a songwriting collaboration with clients of Calgary's Drop in Centre. Kris's first book, a collection of poetry and memoir from his term as Poet Laureate, will be released in early 2016.

STEPHEN WALLACE MASON SENFT is an amerture poet. He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children. He likes hipsters, is fiscally conservative but socially progressive, and has a day job teaching 10 and 11 year olds how to read and write. His poetry is a slurried reflection of suburban Calgary, prairie village roots, and observation of natural environments.

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filling Station gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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