A Reading by Daphne Marlatt and Margaret Christakos

Posted in Daphne Marlatt, Past Events

1 December 2012
Doors at 7:30PM, readings to start at 8PM

Location: St Stephens-in-the-field Church
103 Bellevue Avenue (enter red doors on College Street)

Toronto New School of Writing is please to host a full-length reading by West Coast poet Daphne Marlatt in conjunction with her Salvaging workshop. Joining Daphne for the evening is Margaret Christakos, who will also read from her work.

Daphne Marlatt’s appearance at Toronto New School has been made possible in part thanks to the generous assistance of the Writer’s Union of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.

West Coast poet Daphne Marlatt has been writing and publishing for four decades. Her titles include Vancouver Poems, Steveston, Touch to my Tongue, This Tremor Love Is and the novels Ana Historic and Taken. Her recent novelistic long poem The Given received the 2009 Dorothy Livesay Award. Also in 2009, Talonbooks released her international award-winning contemporary noh play, The Gull, with photographs from the 2006 Pangaea Arts production. In 2011, the chamber opera “Shadow Catch,” for which she wrote the libretto, was produced by Pro Musica at The Firehall Centre for the Arts in Vancouver. From 2010 to 2012 she served as Associate Director for the Banff Centre’s Writing Studio. She was recently awarded the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award (2012). Talonbooks will be releasing a double series of her poems about the city, Liquidities: Vancouver Poems Then and Now in 2013.

Margaret Christakos has been a worker in the field of letters. Her most recent publication is the chapbook The Chips & Ties Study, from a longer ongoing composition called Tumultetudes; this was published by BookThug in 2012. She has been working on a variety of fiction and poetic projects this past year, A new poetry collection will emerge from the Coach House in fall 2013.

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