March 2013

 

MARCH 21st

A.F.MORITZ AND CATHERINE OWEN

 

A.F.MORITZ
A.F Moritz was born in Niles, Ohio in 1947 and educated at Marquette University. He is a recepient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and is one of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary poets. Moritz has published over fifteen books of poetry and has received many accolades for his works. These include a Canada Council Fellowship, a ReLit Award and the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize in 2009. Moritz is also a recent nominee of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in English. He currently lives in Toronto and teaches at Victoria College, University of Toronto.

CATHERINE OWEN

Catherine Owen from Vancouver BC is the author of nine collections of poetry, the most recent being Trobairitz (Anvil Press 2012), Seeing Lessons (Wolsak & Wynn 2010) Frenzy (Anvil Press 2009), and the chapbook Steve Kulash & other Autopsies (Angelhousepress 2012).

Her collection of memoirs and essays is called Catalysts: confrontations with the muse (W & W, 2012).
Frenzy won the Alberta Book Prize and other collections have been nominated for the BC Book Prize, the Re-lit, the CBC Prize, & the George Ryga Award. In 2011-2012, she wrote five songs for the eco-musical Awakening the Green Man,collaborated with multi-media artist Sydney Lancaster on Nest, served as an art model for photographer Paul Saturley and started a blog at blackcrow2@wordpress.com called The Relentless Adventures of OCD Crow. Owen edits, tutors, has cats, plays bass in Medea, lives with Warren Dean Fulton, with whom she runs Above&Beyond Productions, and walks daily by the Fraser River.

Her web home is www.catherineowen.org

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AND…. Don’t forget the Hot-Sauced Words OPEN MIC: (6 x three minute spots each show. Sign up at 7:30)

Audience Interaction Positively Encouraged – Stretch your writing skills in the On-The-Spot Poetry Themed Challenge.

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No Admission charge but we do pass the hat for our featured readers.

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