Wed. Feb. 15, 2017:
Maureen Hynes & Stuart Ross
Landon Branch Library
167 Wortley Rd., London, ON
Events ~ once a month, on Wed. evenings
Readings at 7:30pm
Pre-reading workshop at 6:30pm
Questions? Email us at poetrylondon.ca at gmail.com
or call the Landon Library at 519-439-6240
Maureen Hynes' first book, Rough Skin (Wolsak & Wynn, 1996), won the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award. In 2016, her fourth book of poetry, The Poison Colour (Pedlar Press), was nominated for both the League’s Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster awards. She is also a winner of the Petra Kenney Poetry Prize (London, England). Maureen’s work has appeared in numerous journals in Canada and abroad, and has been collected in over 20 anthologies, including Best Canadian Poetry in English 2010 and 2016, and twice longlisted for the CBC Canada Reads contest. Maureen teaches Creative Writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies, and is poetry editor for Our Times magazine (ourtimes.ca).
Stuart Ross is a writer, editor, and writing teacher living in Cobourg, Ontario. He is the author of 20 books of poetry, fiction, and essays. As an editor, he has worked with both award-winning senior authors and emerging young writers. His recent books of poetry include Our Days in Vaudeville (Mansfield Press, 2014), A Hamburger in a Gallery (DC Books, 2015), and A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent (Wolsak and Wynn, 2016). His collection You Exist. Details Follow. (Anvil Press, 2012) won the sole award given to an anglophone writer by the Montreal-based l’Académie de la vie litteraire au tournant du 21e siècle. Three other collections were shortlisted for the ReLit Award for Poetry, and Farmer Gloomy’s New Hybrid (ECW Press, 1999) was shortlisted for the 2000 Trillium Book Award. Stuart has taught writing workshops across the country, and was the 2010 Writer-in-Residence at Queen’s University. Since 2007, he has had his own imprint at Toronto’s Mansfield Press. Stuart is currently working on several poetry and fiction projects, as well as a memoir. In fall 2017, ECW Press will release his second novel, Pockets.
Photo credit: Laurie Siblock