Lansdowne Poetry Series: hannah_g, Hunter & Weier
Thursday, Feb 3rd, 7pm-10pm
at Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street
The Aqua Lansdowne is Manitoba’s largest poetry prize. Based around the award and hosted in conjunction with the Writers Collective of Manitoba, this series celebrates the best in Manitoba poetry.
John Weier was born on the broad prairie but grew up on a small peach farm in Southern Ontario. Recent Carol Shields Writer-in-Residence at the University of Winnipeg and the author of eleven books in a variety of genres—poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction; he’s still pushing out those small farm boundaries. John works in Winnipeg as a writer and luthier.
hannah_g is a visual artist and writer who was born in Billericay, England, in the year Elvis Presley died. Her practice centres around stories and intervention in order to engender enchantment in everyday life. hannah is currently the programmer of the artist-run centre, aceartinc.
Catherine Hunter is a poet and novelist who teaches Creative Writing, and currently chairs the English department, at the University of Winnipeg. She is the author of three books of poetry. Recently, a suite of her poems, published in CV2, won the Manitoba Magazine Award for “Best Poem or Suite of Poems” for 2010 and received Honourable Mention in the 2010 National Magazine Awards.
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