The Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry Series

The Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry Series – Hosted in Conjunction with the Writers Collective!

Featuring: Bertrand Nayet, with Ariel Gordon and Dennis Cooley

Thursday, January 27, 2011 -  7:00 pm

Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1H3, Phone: 204-943-7555.

The Aqua Lansdowne is Manitoba’s largest poetry prize. Based around the award and hosted in conjunction with the Writer’s Collective, this series celebrates the best in Manitoba poetry. Congratulations to this year’s winner, Jan Horner. Featured poets are Bertrand Nayet, with Ariel Gordon and Dennis Cooley

Bertrand Nayet – Né à Auxerre (France) en 1962, Bertrand Nayet réside à St-Norbert au Manitoba. Il a publié nouvelles, récits et poèmes dans diverses revues et recueils. Il a aussi écrit du théâtre, créé des mises en scène et joué plusieurs rôles pour diverses troupes du Manitoba. Il est l’animateur, un des pères fondateurs et secrétaire perpétuel du Collectif post-néo-rieliste, un regroupement de créateurs franco-manitobains. Il collabore à la programmation du Foyer des Écrivains, la partie francophone du Winnipeg International Writers’ Festival.

Born in Auxerre France in 1962, Bertrand Nayet lives in St. Norbert, Manitoba. He has published short stories, stories, and poems in various magazines and anthologies. He also writes for the theatre, directs and performs with various theatre troupes in Manitoba. Nayet is a founding father and Secretary-in-Perpetuity of Le Collectif post-neo-rieliste, a group of French-speaking Manitoba creators. He also collaborates on the programming of Le Foyer des Écrivains, the French side of THIN AIR, The Winnipeg Interntional Writers’ Festival.

Ariel Gordon – Writers’ Collective Member - is a Winnipeg-based writer and editor. She has two chapbooks to her credit, The Navel Gaze(Palimpsest Press, 2008) and Guidelines: Malaysia and Indonesia, 1999 (Rubicon Press, 2009). This spring, Palimpsest published her first full-length poetry collection, Hump. She is the 2010 recipient of the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Writer. When not being bookish, Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.

Dennis Cooley – Since 1973, Dennis Cooley has lived in Winnipeg where he has taught, edited, and written. He is currently president of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild.

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