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Young Buck Poetry Prize deadline extended

Oct 6, 2015

We've extended the deadline for submissions to this year's Young Buck Poetry Prize to Nov 1, 2015.

Full contest information

“A Putting Down of Roots” joint exhibit with Gallery 1C03

Aug 26, 2015

This fall CV2 and Gallery 1C03 present "A Putting Down of Roots: 40 Years of CV2," an exhibition and symposia. Gallery 1C03, located at the University of Winnipeg, will be running an exhibition of artworks and CV2 history from September 17 through to November 14, 2015. Readings and panel discussions will take place during this time. Accompanying materials will be published in CV2's Fall 2015 issue.

Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, noon to 4pm and Saturdays 1 to 4pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Accessible location. Gallery 1C03 is located on the first floor in Centernnial Hall at the University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg.

Artists include Ben Cove, Hock E Aye VI Edgar Heap of Birds, Divya Mehra, Natasha Peterson, Erdem Taşdelen, Lawrence Weiner, John Will and Laurel Woodcock. Writers in this project include Jonathan Ball, Katherena Vermette, Ray Hsu, Ken Norris, Jennifer Still, Lori Cayer, Garry Thomas Morse and more.

Events at Gallery 1C03, Winnipeg

Thursday, September 17, 4-6pm
Opening reception

Friday, September 25 @ 12:30pm
Readings from Garry Thomas Morse and Lori Cayer

Wednesday, October 7 @ 12:30pm
Readings from Katherena Vermette and Rosanna Deerchild

Wednesday, October 21 @ 12:30pm
Readings from Hannah Green and Sharanpal Ruprai

Event at McNally Robinson Grant Park, Winnipeg

Thursday, November 12 @ 7pm, McNally Robinson
Launch of CV2's fall issue, which includes written content accompanying the exhibit.

Writer's panels

Friday, November 13 @ 2:30-5:30pm, Room 2M70, University of Winnipeg 
Writer's panels speakers include Jonathan Ball, Dennis Cooley, Clarise Foster, Ray Hsu, Maurice Mierau, Michelle Elrick, Jennifer Still and Katherena Vermette. 

CV2 at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival

Aug 1, 2015

This summer, CV2 and Gallery 1C03 participated in the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. The events were hosted at the "Art at the Fringe Pop Up Container Gallery" on Albert Street where people of all ages were encouraged to sit down and express themselves using calligraphy pens, markers, and more. Their art was then taped to the storage container wall for all to see.

The event ran from July 22 - July 23 and featured calligraphy workshops by Craig Love and spoken word performances from some of Winnipeg's great emerging poets: Steve Locke, Amber O'Reilly, Joshua Whitehead, Hannah Green, Chimwemwe Undi, Eileen Mary Holowka, Larysa Musick, Rob Malo (TiBert le Voyageur), and Davis Plett.

It was a great event for all who attended, so keep an eye out for CV2 next year.

Photos by Angelica Shwartz.