I’m SO–SSOOO–excited about the author panel on Tuesday February 5th!
Ever wonder what it took to be the Poet Laureate for Edmonton? How about
what it takes to write a comedy show for CBC or when to stop researching
cool Edmontonians and finally write about them for your book, Celebrating
Success? Then join Writer in Residence Natasha Deen as she talks with Mark
Kozub, Barbara North, & Anna Marie Sewell about the trials, tribulations,
and logistics of the writing business and how to have a life while being an
Location: Forsyth Hall
Registration: Please register by calling 780-459-1682 or stop by the
Information Desk on the 2nd floor.
Times: February 5, 2013 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm
St. Albert Public Library is located at:
St. Albert Place
5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, T8N 3Z9
Mark Kozub invites you to dream a little harder. He knows the merits of dreaming. As a kid, he used to spend hours creating mock magazines, using his parents’ dining room table as his primary production facility. Now, Mark is a professional writer, an Edmonton author, a founding father of Edmonton’s Raving Poets movement, bassist with The Raving Poets Band, a teacher of writing classes for young people, and a principal of The Studio Group, a brand new Edmonton marketing and communications company.
With years of experience in magazine writing and radio broadcasting, Kozub has interviewed some fascinating people, ranging from CEOs to Megan (Anne of Green Gables) Follows, from singer Amanda Marshall and singer/author Mark Oliver Everett (of Eels) to former White House speechwriter David Frum to Dan, a 60 year old handyman with developmental disabilities and a love for 8-tracks by KISS.
Kozub resides in downtown Edmonton, and is steadfast in his dedication to inspiration, success, and the sincere gratitude that comes with meditation and dreaming. Visit him at www.markkozub.com
Barbara North is an award-winning stand-up comic, writer, and TV and radio presence who has created, written, and starred in several television shows, including Army Brats, a national CBC TV comedy special, and A Total Write-Off!, a 13-episode comedy-variety series about writers. Barbara was also a writer-intern on the last season of CBC TV’s Royal Canadian Air Farce. She performs stand-up on stages across Canada, was a winner in Yuk Yuks’ Best New Comic Contest, and appeared on Just for Laughs and She’s So Funny. Her one-woman stage shows include My Incredibly Screwed-up Sisters, My Bollywood Best Friend’s Wedding, and Everything I DIDN’T Need to Know I Learned in Grade 9. This year she’ll launch Lady Baba – My Polka Face and Forefathers – My A**! a comedic tribute to the unsung females of history. Barbara was the female character announcer for Teletoon for seven years, and in the strange-but-true category, holds a Guinness World Record for appearing in the world’s longest stand-up comedy show.
Anna Marie Sewell’s first book of poetry, Fifth World Drum, (2009, Frontenac House) was nominated for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award, City of Edmonton Book Prize, the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award and the ReLit award. Fifth World Drum won critical acclaim across Canada, from Malahat Review to the Globe and Mail. She adapted and performed select pieces, with live soundscapes, as Suite: Fifth World Drum at the Talking Stick Festival February 21- 28th, part of the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.
Anna Marie earned a BA Special in Drama, with a minor in Spanish, from University of Alberta – via the scenic route, indulging curiosities about history, poetry, geography and more along the way.As Poet Laureate, Anna Marie looks forward to collaborating with a broad range of people, and to serving our city with such tools as a poet may offer, to help build and develop our heart, our sense of ourselves as a community of creative possibilities.