Join us for an evening of poetry by Kim Fahner and Kelly Norah Drukker! These two poets will share their work with us, and then copies will be available for sale and signing. Light refreshments will also be served.
Kim Fahner was the fourth poet laureate of the City of Greater Sudbury (2016-18), and was the first woman to be appointed to the role. She has published four volumes of poetry, including You Must Imagine the Cold (Scrivener Press, 1997), braille on water (Penumbra Press, 2001), The Narcoleptic Madonna (Penumbra Press, 2012), and Some Other Sky (Black Moss Press, 2017). She is also a playwright and a novelist.
Kelly Norah Drukker was born in Montreal, and grew up in the Laurentian region of Quebec. Her first collection of poems, Small Fires (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016) won the A.M Klein Prize for Poetry, the Concordia University First Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal. Petits feux, translated into French by Lori Saint-Martin and Paul Gagné, was published by Le lézard amoureux in 2018.
Kelly’s poetry and creative non-fiction have appeared in literary journals in Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand, and have won a CBC Literary Award (2006), and a Norma Epstein Prize for Creative Writing (2013). Kelly holds a Master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Concordia University. She currently lives in Montreal, where she pursues her interests in Irish Studies, Oral History, and Creative Writing through the Humanities PhD program at Concordia University.
Our Book of the Month for August is Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch!
Language online is evolving, as we write and use text and images in new and creative ways. In an entertaining and erudite book, backed by a deep knowledge of linguistics, McCulloch walks us through changes in punctuation and capitalization, the advent of emoji and how they work, and so much more. With a lively tone and clear passion and affection for the subject, this instant New York Times bestselling linguistics book (by a local author!) captured our hearts, minds, and texting fingers.
As ever, our Book of the Month is available at a 15% discount through the end of August (while supplies last).
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