Please join Aqua Books on Friday, May 6 at 7:00pm to welcoming Saskatchewan-based writer Dave Margoshes to Winnipeg.
He'll be joined by former Saskatchewarian Jennifer Still and Barb Schott, who recently won the Winston Collins/ Descant Prize for Best Canadian Poem for her poem Thin Ice.
Dave Margoshes is a writer whose stories and poems are widely published in literary magazines and anthologies throughout North America, including six times in the Best Canadian Stories volumes.
In 2009, he was a finalist for the Journey Prize. His Bix's Trumpet and Other Stories was named Book of the Year at the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Awards. He published two new books of poetry in the last two years: The Horse Knows the Way and Dimensions of an Orchard, which won the Anne Szumigalski Poetry Prize at the 2010 Saskatchewan Book Awards. He’s given numerous workshops and taught creative writing. He was writer in residence in Winnipeg in 1995-96.
Barbara Schott's work as a fashion stylist frequently takes her to Asia. She is the author of two books of poetry: The Waterlily Pickers and Memoirs of an Almost Expedition.
She is also one of the poetry editors for Prairie Fire Magazine.
Jennifer Still’s first collection of poems Saltations was nominated for three Saskatchewan Book Awards. Poems from her new collection Girlwood were finalists in the 2008 CBC Literary Awards.
Saturday, May 7
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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