Open Text Reading Series
Thursday September 27
Room: LIBRARY 322
2055 Purcell Way
Meredith Quartermain is known across Canada as a writer of urban spaces and an innovator of poetic and narrative form. Vancouver Walking (NeWest Press, 2005) won the 2006 BC Book Award for Poetry; Nightmarker (NeWest, 2008) was a finalist for the 2009 Vancouver Book Award; and Recipes from the Red Planet (BookThug, 2010) was a finalist for the 2011 BC Book Award for fiction. Her work appears regularly in magazines such as The Walrus, Canadian Literature, Matrix, and Prism International, and was recently included in Best Canadian Poetry. Critics have called her a "spellbinding phrasemaker" and "fearlessly droll" remarking that her work is "prescient" and "daring" yet informed by "a centuries-wise arsenal of research" that engages the layers of public space on an epic scale. She is cofounder of Nomados Literary Publishers, which has published more than 35 books of contemporary writing. She is also Writer in Residence for the Vancouver Public Library for 2012.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for this reading.
Upcoming Open Text Readings:
Clint Burnham: Tuesday, October 16 from 2:30 - 4 pm LB186
Garry Gottfriedson: Thursday, October 25 from 11:30 - 1pm CE148
Barry McKinnon and Shane Rhodes: Thursday, November 15 from 11:30 - 1 pm LB322
Jamie Reid: Tuesday, November 20 from 2:30 - 4 pm L 186
For further information on the Open Text Reading Series please contact Kim Minkus, Convenor for Creative Writing at email@example.com