Join us November 27th at 7:00pm for a fabulous triple launch featuring three of Wolsak & Wynn’s fall 2015 authors. With the generous support of The Coconut Room, Sunworks, Wolsak & Wynn and The League of Canadian Poets, Kimmy Beach and Leslie Greentree welcome you to hear three terrific authors read from their latest titles.
Jenna Butler (A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail) is the award-winning author of three books of poetry and ten short collections with small presses. Jenna teaches creative writing and eco-criticism at Red Deer College. In the summer, she and her husband live on a small organic farm near the historic Grizzly Trail in Alberta’s north country.
Jeanette Lynes (Bedlam Cowslip: the John Clare Poems) is the author of one novel and seven collections of poetry. Her novel, The Factory Voice, was longlisted for The Scotiabank Giller Prize and a ReLit Award. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and has won The Bliss Carman Award. She has taught writing at the Banff Centre and Sage Hill Writing Experience. She is Coordinator of the MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity and a member of the Department of English.
Peter Midgley (Unquiet Bones) writes poetry, children’s books and non-fiction. Counting Teeth: A Namibian Story was published by Wolsak and Wynn in 2014. He was born in Namibia, but now lives in Edmonton. Peter is an award-winning editor and scholar, and his children’s books have been translated into twenty-eight languages. Unquiet Bones is his second collection of poetry.
The fine folks at Wolsak & Wynn have generously donated two prize packs full of books. Our deep thanks to Noelle Allen and her staff for their kind donation. The prize packs will be raffled, with proceeds going toward The League of Canadian Poets.