Letters and Arts Guests for Winter 2011 Announced
Fanshawe's Letters and Arts Society has confirmed two guests for Winter 2011. Soraya Peerbaye and Gregory Scofield will read from their books in January and February, respectively, with a third guest still to be confirmed for a date in March.
Readings will take place in Room D1060, London Campus at 2:00 p.m. for 50 minutes, followed by a book sale and author signing.
Soraya Peerbaye - poet - Thursday, January 27, 2011
Soraya Peerbaye was born in London, Ontario, but now lives in Toronto. She has travelled widely in Canada and her work has been published in Other Voices, Prairie Fire and The New Quarterly, and anthologized in Red Silk: An Anthology of South Asian Canadian Women Poets. Her first collection, Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names, was published in 2009 by Goose Lane Editions. She works in cultural administration and is a sometime translator and editor; she has also volunteered with bird-watching organizations and now with the North American Native Plant Society. Her youthful enthusiasm will delight our student audience.
Gregory Scofield - poet and writer - Thursday, February 17, 2011
Selections from Greg Scofield's poetry and memoir, Thunder Through My Veins (HarperCollins, 1999), have appeared in many anthologies. He was the subject of a feature length documentary, Singing Home The Bones: A Poet Becomes Himself (The Maystreet Group, 2007) that aired on CHUM TV, BRAVO!, APTN, and the Saskatchewan Television Network. He has served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Manitoba and Memorial University of Newfoundland. His latest collection, Kipocihkan: Poems New & Selected (Nightwood Editions) and the republication of I Knew Two Métis Women, along with the Companion CD (Gabriel Dumont Institute), was released in Spring 2009. As well, his third collection of poetry, Love Medicine and One Song was re-released by Kegedonce Press in 2009.