Book Launch and a Writer’s Dilemma: You can dress us up but can you take us out (of the library)?
Doors at 7:00
Admission by donation
Note: the venue is up 2 flights of stairs with no elevator.
Come enjoy a relaxed evening basking in the well-crafted stories of three of Saskatchewan's finest poets.
Prince Albert writer, Lynda Monahan’s third poetry collection, verge (Guernica), begins with a small fox waiting at the river’s edge. She may also be woman at a turning point in her life — on the verge of some understanding. Monahan's previous collections, a slow dance in the flames and what my body knows were both published by Coteau Books. what my body knows was a nominee for the 2003 Sask Books Award for Poetry.
“Monahan’s voice…sweeps into both praise and grief with equal energy and finesse. So much truly lovely writing here…” -Barry Dempster
The stories in dee Hobsbawn-Smith's What Can’t Be Undone from Thistledown Press, are anchored in the Western Canadian landscape. The characters in dee’s newest book struggle to navigate the domestic troubles common to life everywhere, including children attempting to make their parents proud, the disintegrating of romantic relationships, and dealing with death and loss. Wildness Rushing In (Hagios), dee’s first poetry collection, has been nominated for Saskatchewan Book of the Year.
The poems in The Trouble With Beauty by Bruce Rice range from badlands and prairie to the Arctic. Bruce loves the landscape but asks honest questions about the marks we leave on it. The Trouble With Beauty is nominated for the 2015 Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry. These poems have received Malahat Review’s P.K. Page Award and have been selected for Best Canadian Poems in English 2014.