This is going to be a GREAT event, I can already tell. In collaboration with the Edmonton Poetry Festival, we are putting on a practical chapbook-making soiree for poets in the MakerSpace at the Stanley A. Milner library.
Build-A-Book (for poets)
Description: Have you ever thought of compiling some of your poems into a chapbook? Learn how with fellow poets at a practical book-making course in the Edmonton Public Library’s Makerspace. In this free, collaborative seminar, participants will learn how to self-publish their work using the EPL’s state-of-the-art Espresso Book Machine. Watch the book-making process first-hand during the session as we publish a slim anthology of participants’ poems. Participants will also have a chance to read some of their work.
Registration required. Submit your poem for inclusion in our anthology by April 16th to the Writer-In-Residence, Elizabeth Withey. Email email@example.com.
I was pleased to participate in two Freedom to Read events in Metro Edmonton on Saturday. One was a reading of excerpts from banned/challenged books at the Woodcroft branch of EPL. The other was a dazzling soiree of music, readings, and flapper pie (!!) out at the Strathcona County Library, organized by our Regional Writer-In-Residence (who can sing!). Here’s a picture that poet and photographer Shawna Lemay took of me reading from Margaret Laurence’s A Jest of God. Thanks to Shawna (who works at Woodcroft) and RWIR Gail Sidonie Sobat for inviting me to participate in the events. Twas fun rubbing shoulders with a whole bunch of writers and musicians, too.