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National Poetry Month’s Launch Featuring Margaret Christakos and Sue Sinclair

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National Poetry Month’s Launch Featuring Margaret Christakos and Sue Sinclair

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 9:00am


Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
Toronto, ON


National Poetry Month in Toronto launches with breakfast and readings by Margaret Christakos and Sue Sinclair. The shortlists for the Gerald Lampert Award and the Pat Lowther Award will also be announced. Meet and mingle with the poets, hear the readings and take part in the Q&A Session at this free event.

SUE SINCLAIR has written three previous books of poetry, Secrets of Weather & Hope, Mortal Arguments, and The Drunken Lovely Bird. Her work has been nominated for awards including the Gerald Lampert and Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the Atlantic Book Prize for Poetry. Mortal Arguments was Globe 100 title. Breaker is her fourth poetry collection. Sue grew up in Newfoundland and now lives in Toronto, where she is doing graduate work in philosophy.

MARGARET CHRISTAKOS has published six previous collections of poetry, including Sooner (2005, shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award) and Excessive Love Prostheses (2002, winner of the ReLit Award for Poetry) as well as the recent chapbooks Adult Video and My Girlish Feast. She is also the author of the Trillium-shortlisted novel Charisma. She teaches creative writing and runs ‘Influency: A Toronto Poetry Salon’ at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Raised in Sudbury, Ontario, she has lived in Toronto since 1987.

9:00 AM: Meet and mingle.
9:15 – 9:45 AM: Awards Shortlist announcement with readings.
9:45 – 10:15 AM: Q&A session and interviews with the media.

About National Poetry Month:
Established in April 1998 by The League of Canadian Poets, National Poetry Month brings together schools, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries and poets across the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canada's culture. Communities and businesses participate through readings, festivals, book displays and other events in several unique venues. This year's "Poetry Planet" theme relates to our land, culture and nature as well as how we define Canada.


Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street
Toronto, ON

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