Lunchwords at York University: Reading by John Terpstra
To all ALECC members and others in the vicinity of Toronto: a reading by John Terpstra!
Tuesday, November 7th
HNES 109, York University
12:45 – 2:00 pm
As the inaugural event in our new “Lunchwords” reading and writing series, the Sustainable Writing Laboratory and the Wild Garden Media Centre (in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University) are delighted to invite you to a reading by acclaimed writer John Terpstra.
John Terpstra has published many books and chapbooks of poetry, including Disarmanent, shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2004, and Naked Trees, republished in 2012. A retrospective of his work, Two or Three Guitars: Selected Poems, was published in 2006. Terpstra has also published three prose projects, Falling into Place, a creative investigation of a giant glacial sandbar which lies beneath one of Canada’s busiest transportation corridors; The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electrician’s Daughter, the story of his wife’s three brothers, who lived with muscular dystrophy until their early twenties; and Skin Boat: Acts of Faith and Other Navigations, a frank reflection on faith in a secular area. He lives in Hamilton, ON.
The Lunchwords series is an informal gathering — bring your lunch! — that will explore and support different elements of poetic practice in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. We will alternate readings/discussions with writing workshops throughout the year, including as our featured readers both poets from afar and some of the many talented members of the FES community. Writing workshops will involve structured writing activities in addition to workshopping and support.
Our next event — same time, same place — will be a writing workshop on Thursday, November 28.
Please write grnwrlds[at]yorku.ca if you have any questions. See you on November 7th!