In case you are unable to attend the January 21st, at 7:30pm reading by poet Patrick Friesen, there is a second reading at St. Jerome’s (room 3014), University of Waterloo campus, on Thursday, January 22nd at 4:30 pm, as part of The Reading Series at St. Jerome. The organizers write:
Patrick Friesen, formerly of Winnipeg, now lives in Victoria. He writes poetry, essays, drama, scripts, songs, and text for dance and music; he has also co-translated several Danish poetry books with P. K. Brask. Friesen adapted his book The Shunning for stage; it premiered at the Prairie Theatre Exchange in 1985 and was staged in 2011 at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Friesen has collaborated with various musicians, choreographers and dancers and has recorded two CDs of text and improv music. He was short-listed for the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 1997, for the Dorothy Livesay Award in BC in 1998 and 2003, won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award in Manitoba in 1996 and the ReLit Prize for poetry in 2012. His most recent poetry book were jumping in the asylum (Quattro Press, 2011) and a dark boat (Anvil Press, 2012). His upcoming book of poetry, a short history of crazy bone, will be out with Mother Tongue Publishing in early 2015.
For more information about the Reading Series, please see here.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.