September 25, 2010

Aqua Books: Laurie Block & Jess Woolford

Please come to Aqua Books on Friday, October 1, for a non-fictional/poetry evening featuring Laurie Block and Jess Woolford. 

While Brandon's Laurie Block has published 3 books of poetry.  The most recent, Time Out of Mind, took the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry 2007. 

Laurie Block’s non-fiction has been all over the nominee lists for the National Magazine Awards, Western Magazine Awards, and CBC Literary Awards the last few years.  His writing can also be found in anthologies and magazines.   
His stories have won the 2003 Prairie Fire Fiction Contest, the 2004 National Magazine Award for fiction and a 2008 Western Magazine Award. 

Jessica Woolford's poetry has appeared in A/Cross Sections: New Manitoba Writing, Artistry of Life, and CV2.

Her poem technique took second prize in CV2's 2004 Poetics of Space Contest.  An excerpt from Confinement: A Memoir of Abortion was featured in the Spring 2008 issue of Prairie Fire.  She has written about abortion and genocide for the journal Social Politics

Though she now lives in Winnipeg, she grew up in central Vermont, where she first began writing. 

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

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