True North – A Night with Award-Winning Canadian Poets

Ian Burgham
14 August, 2012
18.00 (1 hour 30 mins)
Venue: Cairns Lecture Theatre
Ticket Price: £5.00 / £4.00

Four of Canada’s finest award-winning poets will read from their widely acclaimed work and discuss the nature of Scottish and European sensibilities on Canadian writing and the crucial role poetry plays in the world. Through short readings of poems that will spark the imagination, internationally recognised Canadian poets A.F. Moritz, Todd Swift, Catherine Graham and Ian Burgham, will present a broad spectrum of voice from their own collections and introduce the audience to the broad nature of the voices of Canadian poetry. The audience is encouraged to stay at the end of the readings to participate in a roundtable discussion of the nature of poetic sensibility, literary pioneering, and influences that inform the work of these particular poets including landscape, history, language, theme and meaning.

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