news | Thursday February 19, 2015
Are you up on the mountain in Burnaby, BC? Head over to the library in an hour to hear Daphne Marlatt read from Liquidities and other works to celebrate the library’s acquisition of her archive.
Daphne Marlatt was born in Australia and immigrated to Vancouver as a child. She studied English and writing at U.B.C. (B.A. 1964), where she was a member of the TISH group of young writers that included Fred Wah, Frank Davey, and George Bowering. She is known best as a poet but has also published works of fiction, criticism and oral history, and has worked extensively as an editor and a teacher. In 2004 she became writer-in-residence at S.F.U., the first in three decades to hold this post. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2006, and in 2009 was awarded the Dorothy Livesay Prize for Poetry for her long poem, The Given. In 2012 she received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Room 7100, 7th floor, W.A.C. Bennett Library (Special Collections)
Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive
Refreshments & question period afterward.