Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Turtle Valley

This is a great week for local fans of literature out loud, with the Gillespie launch yesterday, a double feature reading today and events every day during the Edmonton Poetry Festival:

Tuesday September 18
Turtle Valley, Anderson-Dargatz's fourth novel, revisits the setting of her first two novels, The Cure for Death by Lightning and A Recipe for Bees - BC's Shuswap region. As well, the new novel is a bit of a sequel to The Cure for Death by Lightning, with that novel's teenage character, Beth Weeks, reappearing in the new novel as a grandmother. The novel was inspired by the real Salmon Arm fire of 1998, when Anderson-Dargatz helped her parents evacuate their home.

Wednesday September 19

Thursday September 20

Friday September 21
Another poetry-filled day, including:

  • The Roar spoken word festival, aka the Lit Crawl, organized by writer Thomas Trofimuk. Starting at 7pm at various venues in downtown Edmonton.

Saturday September 22

  • Leonard Cohen Night: Crystal Plamondon and other musicians and poets honour poet and musician Leonard Cohen in this 6th annual event. 8pm at the Myer Horowitz Theatre, Students' Union Building, University of Alberta

Sunday September 23

  • The Edmonton Poetry Festival’s wrap-up event: Coffee Lines Stroll. Forty poets are lined up to give you a sip of their work. 2pm – 4pm at venues around Churchill Square


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