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Winnipeg: World Poetry Day with CV2 and Prairie Fire
March 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come celebrate World Poetry Day with CV2 and Prairie Fire. The evening will feature readings by Angeline Schellenberg, Dr. Sharanpal Ruprai, Kerry Ryan, as well as high school students Jodi Hill and Madison Elenbass. Cake and refreshments to follow the readings.
Angeline Schellenberg’s first collection, Tell Them It Was Mozart, was published by Brick Books in 2016. Her poetry has placed second (in 2016) and third (in 2014) in Prairie Fire’s Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Contest. She works as a copy editor in Winnipeg, where she lives with her husband, their two teenagers, and a German shepherd/corgi.
Kerry Ryan has published two books of poetry, The Sleeping Life and Vs., a finalist for the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies across Canada and she contributed an essay to The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood. Her work has recently appeared in All We Can Hold: Poems of Motherhood.
Dr. Sharanpal Ruprai is a writer and Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg. Ruprai’s début poetry collection, Seva was shortlisted for the Stephen G. Stephansson Award for Poetry by the Alberta Literary Awards in 2015.
Jodi Hill is an up and coming Canadian poet. She has read at many Spoken Word events and is published in two volumes of Glenlawn Literary Arts Magazine. She lives in Winnipeg.
Madison Elenbass has always loved poetry and language but is new to the world of spoken word. She recently performed before 1300 people. Madison knows that nothing can scare her now.