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Venerable author and noted fun guy George Bowering continues his travels this month, reading from one of his four new books (no kidding!), Writing the Okanagan – a collection of fiction and non-fiction, written over many years and now collected into one volume, about and set in his home region.
At 6 PM on October 20 (that’s tomorrow!), Bowering will appear at the Vancouver Writers Festival on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC. He’ll be interviewed by fellow Talon poet and BC literary luminary Colin Browne. Don’t miss it!
More Bowering readings not to miss this month: 12 noon on October 26 at the Ottawa Writers’ Festival (event at Christ Church Cathedral on Sparks Street); 7 PM on October 28 at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg; October 29 at the University of Manitoba Archives, also in Winnipeg; and again in Vancouver on the evening of November 7 at Western Front, where Bowering jointly celebrates his birthday with Glenn Lewis.
August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!Friday June 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.
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