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Oct 20, 2015
It's that time of year again! Put your undead poet costumes together and get ready for some sophisticatedly eerie fun.
The 2015 Undead Poets Society Social will be hosted on October 24th at Fools & Horses (379 Broadway). The evening will include readings by local poets, drinks served up by costumed bartenders and music by CRUX. Doors open at 8:00PM and there is a $10 cover (limited capacity) or $15 pre-reserved tickets. (For advanced tickets contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can also find the event on Facebook.
We encourage dressing up and there will be prizes for the most inspired poetic or literary costumes!
Oct 11, 2015
Contemporary Verse 2 celebrates 40 years of publishing, not by looking back, but by paying homage to the future of poetry.
The Fall 2015 issue of CV2 is a collaborative project with The Winnipeg Review celebrating 40 years of poetry and critical writing in Canada. The "Out of Line" issue features a conversation with Katherena Vermette, visual art curated by Kegan McFadden for "A Putting Down of Roots," a discussion with with Ray Hsu (accompanied by fabulous photos by Joey Armstrong), an interview with some of Winnipeg's young poets, as well as a strong collection of photography, poetry, essays and reviews.
This unique issue breaks free from CV2's usual aesthetic to combine words, images, and design together in what has become a beautiful and unique collaboration from a wide array of artists.
And there's more!
There are still three more events happening in the next two months as a part of "A Putting Down of Roots," CV2's 40 year celebration:
- Wednesday, October 21 @ 12:30pm, Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg: Readings from Hannah Green and Sharanpal Ruprai
- Thursday, November 12 @ 7pm, McNally Robinson: Launch of CV2's fall issue, which includes written content accompanying the exhibit.
- 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
Oct 6, 2015
We've extended the deadline for submissions to this year's Young Buck Poetry Prize to Nov 1, 2015.