Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry Series Featuring Alison Calder, Maurice Mierau, and Charles Leblanc Date: Thursday, January 21, 7pm Location: Aqua Books (274 Garry Street, between Graham and Portage) Cost: free



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Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry Series
Featuring Alison Calder, Maurice Mierau, and Charles Leblanc

Date: Thursday, January 21, 7pm
Location: Aqua Books (274 Garry Street, between Graham and Portage)
Cost: FREE

This event is bilingual, featuring English-to-French translations of Calder and Mierau's work and French-to-English translations of Leblanc's work.

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Alison Calder is the author of one poetry collection, Wolf Tree (Coteau Books, 2007), for which she won the 2008 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Ghost Works, a chapbook that she co-authored with Jeanette Lynes, was launched by JackPine Press in December 2007. She teaches Canadian literature and creative writing at the University of Manitoba.

Maurice Mierau is the Millennium Library Writer-in-Residence for 2009-10. His latest book of poems is Fear Not (Turnstone Press, 2009), which won the 2009 Relit Award. Mierau's first book of poetry was Ending with Music (Brick, 2002). He is also an editor at the Winnipeg-based fiction imprint, Enfield & Wizenty, and a journal editor.

Charles Leblanc. Né à Montréal en 1950, arrivé au Manitoba en octobre 1978. Titulaire d’un baccalauréat en sciences sociales, d’un baccalauréat spécialisé en économie et d’un certificat en traduction, a touché à de nombreux métiers : professeur et chercheur en économie, barman, serveur, co-propriétaire de bar, comédien de théâtre professionnel, organisateur d’événements culturels, ouvrier industriel et traducteur. Chroniqueur littéraire à l’hebdomadaire local La Liberté. Participation à de nombreuses pièces de théâtre à Montréal et à Winnipeg, à titre de comédien et de dramaturge. Auteur de sept recueils de poésie et co-auteur d’un récit, tous publiés aux Éditions du Blé. Dernier titre : des briques pour un vitrail (anthologie) (2008).

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Ariel Gordon
Events Coordinator, Aqua Books
274 Garry Street
Winnipeg, MB   R3C 1H3
tel: 204-943-7555
email: ariel@aquabooks.ca
web: aquabooks.ca


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