Jane Munro appears at the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Jane’s latest collection Blue Sonoma won the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize.
Jane Munro appearing in these events:
Get up close and personal with Griffin winners Liz Howard (2016) and Jane Munro (2015) at this VIP lunch, catered by the Hyatt Hotel. Tim Bowling, 2015 Griffin judge also shares his experiences jurying Griffin winning collections. Canada’s Griffin Poetry Prize is the world’s largest prize for a first-edition single collection of poetry written in English, and attracts entries from around the world.
Pre-purchased tickets are required. Only twenty-five seats are available for this special event.
Every year the Poetry Festival and the CAA join forces to bring you one of the country’s leading poets. This year we are overjoyed to welcome Jane Munro – 2015 Griffin Award winner – to Edmonton for a special lecture that looks toward our poetic futures! Where we thought we were living is changing. Our eyes go to the horizon: how will we be ourselves in the future? Don’t miss this chance to hear from the 2015 Griffin Award Winner and author of six poetry collections.
Presented in partnership with the Canadian Authors Association.
A workshop from Jane Munro. As a witness in an era of crisis, what do you feel yourself called to do? How do you write a political poem without being didactic? What learning and teaching is it possible to do with a poem? How can poetry act as a change agent? What could you use as a meaningful structure for a poem on climate change (or any other huge topic)? What if you just don’t know enough? How on earth can you write poetry now?
Bring your own questions. This will be a workshop in which you can explore your relationship with your writing and your relationship with Earth. Come prepared to draft new poems.
Space is limited to 16 participants.
Presented in partnership with The Canadian Authors Association.