A Putting Down of Roots Poetry Readings

Gallery 1C03

September 25th in Gallery 1C03
12:30-1:30 p.m.


Lunch time readings at Gallery 1C03 by poets Garry Thomas Morse and Lori Cayer are presented in partnership with Thin Air International Writers Festival and as part of A Putting Down of Roots —  a joint project of Gallery 1C03 and Contemporary Verse 2: The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing in celebration of 40 years of Winnipeg poetry. The readings are also presented in conjunction with The University of Winnipeg's campus-wide Artsfest celebrations and Culture Days.

Garry Thomas MorseGarry Thomas Morse is the author of five poetry titles and four fiction titles, notably Governor-General’s Award poetry finalist Discovery Passages about his ancestral Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations myth, history, and the fallout of the potlatch ban. His latest publication is Prairie Harbour, a long poem set between Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Garry currently lives in Winnipeg.

Lori CayerBorn in Saskatchewan, Lori Cayer has made Manitoba her home since the third grade. She is the author of two volumes of poetry, Stealing Mercury and Attenuations of Force. Lori is co-editor of English poetry for CV2 and currently serves as Secretary on the National Council for the League of Canadian Poets. Her third collection of poetry is forthcoming from Tightrope Books.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator, Gallery 1C03
1st floor, Centennial Hall, The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3B 2E9
Phone: 204.786.9253