New Mennonite/s Writing Series: poet Patrick Friesen reads


patrickfriesenOn Wednesday, January 21st,  at 7:30pm, BC-based poet Patrick Friesen will return to Grebel to read from his forthcoming book of poems, A Short History of Crazy Bone. Author of fifteen books of poetry and recent winner of ReLit Award, Friesen’s work consistently challenges—and rewards—readers with its beautiful exploration of faith, experience, and language itself.

Patrick Friesen is an award-winning writer who has published fifteen books of poetry, a book of essays, a play and, with P. K. Brask, co-translations of several Danish poets. He has also written stage and radio plays, text for dance, and has recorded two CDs of spoken word and improv music with Marilyn Lerner.  His work has been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award, and he has won the Manitoba Book of the Year award and the ReLit Award for poetry.

Friesen appears as part of  “Mennonite/s Writing 2014-2015,” a seven session reading series showcasing new work by some of the most prominent authors in the field, including: Rudy Wiebe, Jeff Gundy, Miriam Toews, Di Brandt, David Bergen, and Carrie Snyder.

The New Mennonite/s Writing series at Conrad Grebel, promises seven evenings of compelling literature with some of Canada’s most celebrated authors. The series will be hosted by Robert Zacharias, Assistant Editor of The Journal of Mennonite Studies and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the English Department at the University of Waterloo.

Location: Conrad Grebel University Chapel 140 Westmount Road North Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 Canada

Image credit. Text from Mennonite/s Writing.

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