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April 2018

Poetry London celebrates National Poetry Month with featured poets Phoebe Wang, Michael Fraser, and local opener Awâsis

Please join us on April 18tht for our next event at Landon Library, featuring readings by MICHAEL FRASER and PHOEBE WANG!

Michael Fraser is a graduate of York University and the University of Toronto. He has been published in various anthologies and journals including Paris Atlantic, Arc, and The Caribbean Writer. His manuscript, The Serenity of Stone, won the 2007 Canadian Aid Literary Award Contest and was published by Bookland Press in 2008. He won Arc’s 2012 Reader’s Choice Poem of the Year. He was also published in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2013. He won Freefall’s 2014 and 2015 Poetry Contests. He won the 2016 CBC Poetry Contest. His latest book is To Greet Yourself Arriving(Tightrope Books, 2016).

Phoebe Wang was born in Ottawa and is a first generation Canadian. Her debut collection of poetry, Admission Requirements, was published with McClelland and Stewart in Spring 2017. She is the author of two chapbooks and her poems and nonfiction has appeared in Arc Poetry, Canadian Literature, Maisonneuve, Malahat Review, Ricepaper Magazine, and THIS Magazine. She has been a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize and won the 2015 Prism International Poetry contest. She teaches ESL, has coordinated professional development for diverse writers with the Ontario Arts Council, and works at Seneca College as a Student Support Officer.

Awâsis is a Michif Anishinaabe two-spirit land defender, geographer, and spoken word artist from the pine marten clan. She talks to plants and animals, and is continually inspired by acts of decolonization, Indigenous resurgence, and community healing. She will be opening the event with a short reading.

Need a little pre-poetry? You can also catch the workshop before the event!

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

Questions? Email us at poetrylondon[dot]ca[at]gmail[dot]com