Ottawans, please join me on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 8:30pm at the Knox Presbytarian Church, 120 Lisgar St (at Elgin). This is our 8th annual celebration of the poetry of John Newlove, a Prairie poet who lived for the last 17 years of his life in Ottawa.
We will launch Beneath Black Surface, the chapbook of last year's winner Winter Fedyk. We will announce the names of the recipient of this year's award and the honourable mentions. The judge this year was a. rawlings. There will be a reading by the winner and the honourable mentions and music by Jesse Rose on her six string baritone acoustic guitar.
The readers will also read selections from John Newlove's poetry. This is an opportunity to remember and celebrate one of Canada's greatest poets.
Winter's chapbook will be available at the Festival store on site, at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on November 5, 2011, and at the Bywords.ca store.
Please come enjoy the music, poetry, a cash bar & surprises! This is a free event.
Thank you to the Ottawa International Writers Festival for their ongoing support of the John Newlove Poetry Award and of Bywords.ca and the Bywords Quarterly Journal.