Poetry London October

Please join Poetry London for our next event at Landon Library, featuring readings
by Ben Ladouceur and Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen.

Ben Ladouceur is a writer living in Ottawa. His first collection of poems, Otter (Coach House Books), was selected as a best book of 2015 by the National Post, nominated for a 2016 Lambda Literary Award, and awarded the 2016 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best debut poetry collection in Canada. Ben is the prose editor for Arc Poetry Magazine, and a monthly columnist for Open Book.

Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen was raised on the prairies, and now lives on the Atlantic coast. Her work in three collections of poetry, Clay Birds (Coteau), Ör (Brick Books) and Lean-to (Gaspereau) has received a CBC literary award, the John V. Hicks prize, a Saskatchewan Book Award, the Atlantic Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther award. Her poems are recorded with Norman Adams on cello, and have been exhibited at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax. She’s read at the OBEY music convention and collaborates sporadically with poet and visual artist Anne Simpson on a series of experiments in distant influence.

Date: Wednesday, October 18th
Time: Workshop at 6:30, Reading Begins at 7:30PM
Location: Landon Library, Wortley Village

Questions? Email us at poetrylondon.ca at gmail.com