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Cultural Affairs Literary Series: Karen Solie Reading

Award-winning poet, Karen Solie, will give a reading as part of the Cultural Affairs Literary Series.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 10am

Venue: SW 319

Hosted by Prof. Neil Dolan

FREE ADMISSION - All are welcome

Author Bio

Karen Solie was born in Moose Jaw and grew up on the family farm in southwest Saskatchewan. Her first collection of poems, Short Haul Engine, won the BC Book Prize Dorothy Livesay Award and was shortlisted for the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize, the Gerald Lampert Award, and the ReLit Prize. Her second, Modern and Normal, was shortlisted for a Trillium Award and included on the Globe and Mail's list of the 100 best books of 2005. Her work has been anthologized in Canada and the U.S., and her poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction published in a variety of journals. Her short fiction appeared in The Journey Prize Anthology 12 and she has twice been a finalist for a National Magazine Award for poetry. Writer-in-residence for the University of New Brunswick in 2006/2007, she has also held the position of Writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta and has been on faculty for the Banff Centre for the Arts' Wired Writing Studio. She will facilitate the poetry workshop for the Sage Hill Writing Experience this summer, and is a regular book reviewer for the Globe and Mail.

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