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An Evening of Poetry with Monica Kidd, Jane Munro, and Elena Johnson

September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of poetry with Monica Kidd, Jane Munro, and Elena Johnson at Massy Books!
Gaspereau Press ¶ Printers & Publishers

September 5th // 7pm
Free Entry

About Monica Kidd and Chance Encounters With Wild Animals:
Monica Kidd is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her most recent book is her fourth collection of poetry from Gaspereau Press, Chance Encounters with Wild Animals, published in April. She currently lives in Calgary where she works as a partner and editor for Pedlar Press, and as a family physician.

Having worked in a range of investigative fields—including journalism, biology and medicine—Monica Kidd is habitually inquisitive and observant, and her poetry employs this exacting eye to map each new terrain she encounters. While the vantage points, locales and subjects of Chance Encounters with Wild Animals cover a considerable range, the poems find common cause in their spirited testing of what is observed against the native intelligence of the heart.

About Jane Munro:
Jane Munro is a Canadian poet, writer and educator.
Her sixth poetry collection Blue Sonoma (Brick Books) won the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her previous books include Active Pass (Pedlar Press), Point No Point (McCLelland & Stewart) and Grief Notes & Animal Dreams (Brick Books). She is a member of the collaborative poetry group Yoko’s Dogs. A Sally Port (Espresso Chapbooks, 2018) – short prose pieces about her childhood – came out in June. These are excerpts from a longer memoir she’s working on. In 2020, Brick Books will publish her seventh poetry collection, Glass Float.

About Elena Johnson:
Elena Johnson is the author of Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra (Gaspereau, 2015), a collection of poetry written at a remote ecology research station in the Yukon. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Fiddlehead, ARC, Lemon Hound and Best Canadian Poetry. She has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Awards and the Alfred G. Bailey Poetry Prize. Originally from New Brunswick, she now lives in Vancouver.

This event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations.

Massy Books’ downstairs event space is accessible! You can view the floorplan here: http://www.massybooks.com/accessibility/
Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries.

Massy Books is easily accessible by transit! Close to the 22, 3, 8 and 19 bus lines at Main and Georgia/Gore and Georgia. There is metered street parking along Georgia, or lot parking at the Sun Wah Centre around the corner (268 Keefer).


September 5, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm