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Sun27Sep20151:00 pmHeritage Grill Backstage Room 447 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC
AN AFTERNOON OF POETRY, BOOK LAUNCHES AND EKPHRASTIC PRESENTATIONS
The Legendary Tom Konyves and Carolyn Marie Souaid Prelude To Poetic Justice
DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH: Hosted by Candice James, NW Poet Laureate
"Perfect Answers to Silent Questions" by Tom Konyves" (Ekstasis Editions, Victoria, BC
“This World We Invented" by Carolyn Marie Souaid (Brick Books, London, Ont.)
About the Poets:
Born in Budapest and based in Montreal until 1983, Tom Konyves is one of the original seven poets dubbed The Vehicule Poets, a group influenced by the avant-garde literature movements and the artistic innovations of the times. His poetry collections include: Love Poems (Asylum Publishing), No Parking (Vehicule Press 1978); Poetry in Performance (The Muses Company, 1982); Ex Perimeter (Caitlin Press, 1988) and Sleepwalking Among the Camels (The Muses Company, 1995). His surrealist novella OOSOOM (Out Of Sight Out Of Mind) was published by Bookthug Books (2007). Since 2006, he has been teaching screenwriting, video production, journalism and creative visual writing courses at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC.
Carolyn Marie Souaid
Carolyn Marie Souaid is the Montreal-based author of six books of poetry and editor of over a dozen. She has toured her work across Canada, Europe and the United States, and has been shortlisted for a number of literary awards including the A.M. Klein Poetry Prize and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. In 2012, her videopoem, Blood Is Blood, won a prize at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. In 2013, she was awarded a seven-week writer’s residency at The Banff Centre to work on a novel. Her newest poetry book,This World We Invented, will appear from Brick Books in 2015.
FOLLOWED BY POETIC JUSTICE
EKPHRASTIC POETRY FEATURE Candice James, Poet Laureate, New Westminster, BC followed by open-mic
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