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Coast to Coast to Coast: On the Road with Two Poets Laureate

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Coast to Coast to Coast: On the Road with Two Poets Laureate

Coast to Coast to Coast: On the Road with Two Poets Laureate, a cross-Canada literary tour with Poets Laureate Agnes Walsh (St. John’s, Newfoundland) and Lorri Neilsen Glenn (Halifax, Nova Scotia) starts tonight in Edmonton. Brick Books organized the tour which will bring together some of Canada’s top poetry talent. Walsh and Neilsen Glenn will lead writing workshops and team up with Poets Laureate in other cities in January and March, 2008. The tour will make its way to Toronto on March 10 and Neilsen Glenn and Walsh will read their poetry with Toronto’s current Poet Laureate Pier Giorgio Di Cicco and will be joined by Poets Laureate Liz Zetlin of Owen Sound and John B. Lee of Brantford.

Visit our events page for details on the Toronto readings. For full tour details, visit www.brickbooks.ca/AuthorTours.htm.

Lorri Neilsen Glenn was born and raised in Western Canada and moved to Nova Scotia in 1983. An ethnographer and essayist, she is the author and editor of six academic books on research and literacy. Her first book of poems, all the perfect disguises, appeared in 2003. She was appointed Poet Laureate for Halifax for 2005-2009. Her latest collection of poetry, Combustion was published by Brick Books in Spring 2007.

Born and brought up in Placentia, Newfoundland, Agnes Walsh is an actor, playwright, storyteller, and poet. She divides her time between St. John's and Patrick's Cove on the Cape Shore. Her poems have won Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters awards, and been translated into French and Portuguese. In 2006 she was named the inaugural St. John's Poet Laureate. Her latest collection of poems, Going Around with Bachelors was published by Brick Books in Spring 2007.

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