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HEARTWOOD: WINNIPEG LAUNCH
September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us for the Winnipeg Launch of the national anthology, Heartwood: Poems for the Love of Trees.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – 7:00pm
McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park Store (in the Atrium)
1120 Grant Ave., Winnipeg, MB
* Lori Cayer
* Joanne Epp
* Luann Hiebert
* Sally Ito
* Sarah Klassen
* Ted Landrum
* Carmelo Militano
* Angeline Schellenberg
* Brenda Sciberras
* David G. Williamson
Join Brenda Scriberras and the League of Canadian Poets for an evening of poetry in tribute to trees, featuring readings by local poets/contributors.
Receive a free seedling to take home and plant with the purchase of Heartwood!
McNally Robinson Booksellers is located on the main floor of the Grant Park Shopping Centre with barrier-free access to the store from inside the mall.
Please note that doors into the in-store washrooms (which can accommodate a wheelchair) are not automated and guests may require assistance.
From the publisher:
We must turn to the poets to expand dreams. This is because trees are the parents to the child deep within us. Forests bear silent witness to the tides of time upon which we will be judged. Trees are a gift of the galaxies, their fabric a web of stardust. The web holds nothing, a void from nowhere. This is the playground of the poets, the great plane of creation. The entire music of the universe is held in the trees. It is amplified again, again, and again within the forest. To listen to this music is to meditate. Taken alone, this is sufficient reason to make all forests sacred. And us accountable.
~ Diana Beresford-Kroeger, author of The Sweetness of a Simple Life and The Global Forest: 40 ways trees can save us”
You can find out more about the Heartwood Anthology project at poets.ca/heartwood.
Copies of Heartwood are available through Amazon.ca, online directly from the League, and of course, at the launch! Proceeds from online sales of Heartwood will help the League help poets and poetry in Canada.
NOT IN WINNIPEG? Launches of Heartwood are planned and coming up in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and other regions TBD! Keep an eye on the League of Canadian Poets page for updates!