June 4, 2010

Aqua Books: Gillian Sze, Ariel Gordon & Chandra Mayor

Please come for an evening of readings by Writer-in-Residence Gillian Sze and resident Aqua poets Ariel Gordon and Chandra Mayor. The event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Aqua Books, located at 274 Garry Street (between Graham & Portage) on Thursday, June 10.

Gillian Sze was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her poetry collection, Fish Bones, was shortlisted for the QWF McAuslan First Book Prize. She is the author of 3 chapbooks and her work has appeared in national and international journals. She is also co-founder and co-editor of Branch Magazine. The Anatomy of Clay, a poetry collection, will be published in 2011.

After Gillian appeared at Aqua last summer, bookstore owner Kelly Hughes was eager to have her as Writer-in-Residence during June, 2010. Gillian has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from Concordia University. She resides in Montreal.

Ariel Gordon's first book of poetry, Hump, was published in 2010. She recently won the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer at the Manitoba Book Awards. Ariel likes tromping through the woods and taking macro photographs of mushrooms.

Chandra Mayor is a Winnipeg writer, editor and shop girl. She is the award-winning author of 3 books, including the short story collection All the Pretty Girls, which was the recipient of the Lambda Award for Lesbian Fiction.

Have a great day. How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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