The Aqua Lansdowne is Manitoba's largest poetry prize. Hosted in conjunction with the Writers Collective of Manitoba, this series celebrates the best in Manitoba poetry.
Come to Aqua Books on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 pm to meet and hear Charlene Diehl, Stacy Doiron and Kerry Ryan.
Charlene Diehl is a writer, educator, critic, teacher and the director of THIN AIR, Winnipeg’s annual literary splash. She has published essays, poetry, non-fiction, reviews, and interviews in journals across Canada, and has to her credit a scholarly book on Fred Wah as well as a collection of poetry lamentations and two chapbooks, mm and The Lover’s Handbook.
Excerpts from Out of Grief Singing, which appeared in Prairie Fire, won a Western Canadian Magazine Gold Award. She edits dig! Magazine.
Stacy Doiron is a poet, avid cyclist, kung fu artist, and editor whose poems have been published in Contemporary Verse 2. She recently participated in the MWG's Sheldon Oberman Emerging Writers' Mentor Program and attended the Great Blue Heron Writing Workshop.
Kerry Ryan's first collection of poetry The Sleeping Life was nominated for the Aqua Lansdowne Prize for Poetry in 2009. She has had poetry published in a number of journals, including Prairie Fire, Grain, Room, CV2 and Carousel. Her second collection, Vs., was released in fall 2010.
Kerry was Aqua Books Writer-in-Residence for September-December 2010.