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Toronto: Language, form, thought, and poetry (panel)
June 9 @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm$25
This panel is a part of the League’s annual conference, and is open to the public. Visit poets.ca/conference for a complete outline of conference programming and scheduling.
Join poets Kate Sutherland, Sheri-D Wilson, Julie Cameron Gray, and Canisia Lubrin as they discuss the intersection of language, form, thought, and poetry in the art of writing. From spoken word to academia, poetry shapes and is shaped by our environments, our experiences, and our interactions — at this event, listen to these interdisciplinary writers discuss how circumstance influences poetry, and how poetry may influence circumstance.
Tickets are $25.00, and available through EventBrite: http://bit.ly/2o3Lb4c
WHEN: Friday, June 9 at 2:45pm
WHERE: CSI Spadina ground floor meeting rooms, 192 Spadina Avenue
Events will be taking place on in accessible ground floor meeting rooms — there are several steps to get into the space, with a ramp available for access as well. Unfortunately, there is no elevator. Seating will be available.
CANISIA LUBRIN was born in St. Lucia. While contributing poetry, fiction, criticism and interviews to journals, podcasts and anthologies, she teaches English at Humber College, serves on the editorial board of the Humber Literary Review, as an advisor to Open Book and is the co-host of Pivot Reading Series. Her first collection is Voodoo Hypothesis, out with Wolsak & Wynn this fall.
KATE SUTHERLAND‘s first collection of poems, How to Draw a Rhinoceros (BookThug), has been shortlisted for a Creative Writing Book Award by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry 2016. She is host and producer of the podcast On the Line: Conversations About Poetry. She lives in Toronto, where she teaches at Osgoode Hall Law School.