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Author Lorna Goodison to read from By Loved Possessed

Author: Communications

Posted on Oct 26, 2011

Category: UNB Saint John , Events

Lorna Lorna GoodisonGoodison will read from her new book of short fiction, entitled By Love Possessed on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus of UNB.

Born in Jamaica, Lorna Goodison lives in Toronto and Ann Arbor. A professor at the University of Michigan, she is the author of two story collections and eight books of poetry. I am Becoming My Mother, her 1986 poems, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Americas Region. From Harvey River, her memoir about growing up in Jamaica, won the BC National Award for Canadian Non-fiction and was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award and the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-fiction.   

The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and the UNB Saint John Bookstore, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information contact The University Bookstore at (506) 648-5540, inprint at (506) 648-2315, or email