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Lorenzo Society Reading with Brian Bartlett and Janet Fraser

Author: Communications

Posted on Oct 6, 2014

Category: UNB Saint John

Poets Brian Bartlett and Janet Fraser will read from, Ringing Here and There: A Nature Calendar and Shiftless, respectively on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre.

Brian Bartlett

Distinguished Canadian poet Brian Bartlett has written his first book of prose. An author, editor and professor of creative writing and literature, he has published seven full-length poetry collections and has received the Atlantic Poetry Prize, the Acorn-Plantos Award for People’s Poetry, two Malahat Review long poem prizes and a Petra Kenney first prize poetry award. Other major contributions to Canadian poetry include editing volumes of selected poems by Don Domanski, James Reaney and Robert Gibbs.

Janet Fraser

Janet Fraser brings a wealth of diverse experiences to her work. Poet, reviewer, librarian, teacher and photographer, she writes passionate poems that capture her subjects in telltale moments. Her first poetry collection, Long Girl Leaning into the Wind, was shortlisted for a Newfoundland and Labrador book award.  In Shiftless, she explores universal situations through the irritating and inspiring grains of sand found in outsized shoes.

The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. 

For more information contact Alison Hughes at (506) 654-3753 or email aehughes@unb.ca.

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