14 July 2009

Gaspereau Press in the Wild West

Gaspereau Press authors are almost always out and about somewhere, but recently they've been making their presence particularly known in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatoon Public Library Board announced that Anne Simpson will be their 2009-2010 Writer in Residence. Anne will be spending the year in Saskatoon, splitting her time between her own writing and her work for the library. Anne usually calls Antigonish, Nova Scotia, home and that's where she set her recent collection of essays, The Marram Grass: Poetry & Otherness. For more information about Anne's residency, read about it at the Saskatoon Public Library's website.

Carmine Starnino was in Saskatoon last week for a reading at the local McNally Robinson. He read from his new collection of poetry, This Way Out. Photos of the evening by Jennifer Varkonyi are posted below.

Two Gaspereau Press authors will be participating Moosejaw's Festival of Words this weekend: John Terpstra and Thomas Wharton. You can find out about their readings on the festival schedule. Information about Thomas Wharton's The Logogryph is on our website, where you can also find information about John Terpstra's forthcoming title, Skin Boat: Acts of faith and other navigations.

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