A Festival in Celebration of Anne Szumigalski
Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street
The author of fifteen books, and one of Canada’s most respected poets, essayists
and editors, Anne Szumigalski was the recipient of many literary awards and prizes.
Her passing in April 1999 was mourned by all those she had touched.
7 pm. FREE
Marathon reading of Anne Szumigalski’s Risks
Featuring 32 of Winnipeg’s established and emerging poets, some out-of-town guests
and an introduction from Montreal writer Mark Abley
8 pm. FREE
Launch of A Woman Clothed in Words
Featuring Mark Abley, Elizabeth Philips and Anne Simpson
March 7, 7 pm. $5
Anne and Me: Mark Abley, Mari-Lou Rowley and Anne Simpson
The Jeffrey King Trio
An evening of poetry, music and dance
March 8, 7 pm. FREE
Mark Abley: Anne Szumigalski Memorial Lecture The Angel of the Big Muddy
A panel discussion with Mark Abley, Mari-Lou Rowley and Catherine Hunter
March 9, 7 pm. FREE
Movie Night with hosts Katherine Bitney and Frances Bitney
Featuring Glen Sorestad
• Rapture Of The Deep, Canadian Poet, Anne Szumigalski by Donna Caruso
• The book trailer for A Peeled Wand: Selected Poems of Anne Szumigalski,
with recordings of Anne reading her poems
11 am - 4 pm. $40
Anne Szumigalski left unfinished The Water Granny: a book of juvenile fiction.
Anita Daher will facilitate this YA workshop.
7 pm. $5
Readers’ Theatre Production of Z: A Meditation on Oppression, Desire, and Freedom
Z explores the relationship between captive and captor and the sacrifices humans make
to survive. When the concentration camps were opened, Anne Szumigalski worked with
the survivors as a translator for the British Red Cross.
“It made me look at life in a completely different way,” she said.