Posts Tagged ‘Poetry’
The Medicine Hat Public Library and the Rhyme & Reason Writers’ Club are sponsoring a Local Writers Open Mic on Wednesday September 17 at 7:00 pm at the public library.
Calling all writers of short stories, novels, poetry or nonfiction! This is your chance to share a sample of your work in a supportive setting. Or, to just hang out and enjoy the readings of other local writers and readers for an evening of short readings in a coffeehouse setting. Each reading will be limited to six minutes and must be suitable for a public audience. Free light refreshments will be served.
The Event is FREE!
For more information or to add your name to the list of readers, call Linda at 403-977-1378.
It’s only fitting that during this continued cold snap and on a day with temperatures nearing -40 including the windchill, 40 Below is announcing a Alberta-wide follow-up to its successful first publication.
The first 40 Below anthology, released November 1, 2013, is a collection of poetry, non-fiction stories and essays, and short fiction focusing on winter in Edmonton. A total of 300 submissions were entered, and eventually 70 submissions from 55 writers/artists were chosen. The book sold out its first run and is now into its second printing.
Now, editor Jason Lee Norman is putting out a call for submissions for winter poetry and stories from writers and artists from all across the province, including Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Jasper, Banff and everywhere in between.
Submissions will be open until July 31, 2014 and can be submitted online here:
40 Below will publish the second book, to be titled ’40 Below: Alberta’s Winter Anthology’ in November of 2015.
Toronto performance poet, Andrea Thompson, visits Medicine Hat Public Library to perform and read from her work. This takes place in the Currie Room on Tuesday, October 16 at 7.00 pm.
For the past twenty years, Andrea Thompson has performed her poetry across North America. As
one of the pioneers of Slam poetry, her writing has been included in magazines, literary journals and anthologies. She has been featured on film, radio and television. Her debut collection, Eating the Seed (2000) has been featured on reading lists at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her spoken word cd, One was nominated for a Canadian Urban Music Award in 2005. She was the Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2009.
She recently coedited an anthology, Other Tongues, Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, which includes
poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and explores the question of how mixed-race women in North America identify in the twenty-first century. The anthology serves as a place to learn about the social experiences, attitudes and feelings of others, and what racial identity has come to meant today.
For more information and to contact Andrea Thompson, go to www.andreathompson.ca
Andrea Thompson’s visit is cosponsored by Medicine Hat Public Library, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
For more information, contact Hilary Munro at 403-502-8533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Calgary poet Kirk Ramdath presents a reading of his work at Medicine Hat Public Library on Tuesday, September 18 at 7.00 pm. The reading will take place in the Honor Currie Room.
Kirk Ramdath is the author of Love in a Handful of Dust, published in 2011. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago and moved to Canada with his family in 1989. Since 2005 he has been a regular presence at Calgary art, poetry and music events as a performer and as a publisher and organizer of events.
Kirk Ramdath’s visit is made possible through funding from the Canada Council of the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
For more information, call Hilary Munro at 403-502-8533.
Medicine Hat’s Rhyme & Reason Writers’ Club presents an evening of readings on Thursday, September 6 at 7.00 pm. The program takes place in the Honor Currie Room at Medicine Hat Public Library.
The evening will consist of stories and poetry written by the members of the club. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.
The Rhyme & Reason Writers’ Club is a group of Hatters interested in writing and dedicated to supporting their members in sharing, learning, growing and developing their talents as writers. The members come from many different backgrounds: they are young and old, in the work force or retired. Over the years the club has published a number of anthologies of their work. The most recent, Words in Flight, celebrates their thirtieth anniversary. They meet regularly to share and critique their work.
For more information, contact Shannon Logie at 403-832-2695 or Hilary Munro at 403-502-8533. Visit their website at http://nonprofit.memlane.com/writers