Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Salvador Alanis, Anne Compton and George Fetherling at The Art Bar

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Salvador Alanis, Anne Compton and George Fetherling at The Art Bar
When

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 7:00pm

Where

Clinton's
693 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

Details

Canada's longest running poetry only reading series is pleased to welcome the following talents:

Salvador Alanis (Mexico, 1964), is a writer. He has developed his work in the literary arena, as well as in the electronic media. He has been awarded by the National Fund for the Arts in Mexico with the Young Artist Grant in 1995-96 and in 1999-2000. He was an artist in residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 1997. He participated in the Exchange Program of Photographers and Writers, Mexico and Canada, at the Instituto de Cultura de Yucat‡n and the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2002-2003. He was awarded at the Video and Electronic Arts Biennial of Mexico, Vidarte, in 1999. He regularly collaborates with major newspapers and magazines in Mexico, Spain. He created a TV production company in Mexico, Endemol Mexico, to produce top-rating reality shows, such as Big Brother and Fear Factor. He has published "Del Paralaje" (Ediciones del Equilibrista, 1997), "Reojo" (Libros del Drag—n, 1998), "Tr‡nsito" (Libros del Dragon, 1999), ÒFronteras, BordersÓ (La mano izquierda press, 2005), ÒDe cuerpo presenteÓ(Artes de Mexico, 2007), and Fragilidad de las Fronteras (K Editores, 2009). He participates regularly on book projects with Daniel Canty in Montreal, such as ÒIdŽes du NordÓ (Nor, Montreal, 2000) and ÒLa Table des matiŽresÓ (Le Quartanier, Montreal, 2007). He has shown his visual work in several art spaces in solo and group exhibitions. He currently lives in Toronto and works as a translator for Spanish Publishing Houses.

Anne Compton's most recent poetry collection is "Asking questions indoors and out" (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, April, 2009. "Processional" won the Governor General's Award for Poetry (2005 and the Atlantic Poetry Prize (2006. "Opening the Island" won the Atlantic Poetry Prize in 2003. Compton is the author of the critical works "A.J.M.Smith: Canadian Metaphysical" (1994 and "Meetings with Maritime Poets" (2006, and editor of "The Edge of Home: Milton Acorn from the Island" (2002 and co-editor of "Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada" (2002. In 2008, she won the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in the Literary Arts and a National Magazine Award.

George Fetherling was a Toronto poet, novelist and memoirist for four decades before becoming a Vancouver one about ten years ago. His most recent poetry collection is 'Singer, An Elegy' (Anvil Press). Random House will be publishing his new novel, 'Walt Whitman's Secret', later this year.

Admission is free. Donations kindly accepted.

See http://www.artbar.org/ for more information

Location

Clinton's
693 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

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