Here's the Regina information:
Where: Campion College room 322
When: Tuesday, February 11, 7:00-8:15
In collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts, The Humanities Research Institute is pleased to host a reading by Giller Prize nominee Suzette Mayr and celebrated Saskatchewan author Brenda Schmidt. All are welcome to come out and and enjoy an evening of stimulating literary inspiration.
Suzette Mayr is the author of four novels, including her most recent book Monoceros, which won the ReLit and W. O. Mitchell Awards, and was nominated for the 2011 Giller Prize, the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction, and Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction. Her novel The Widows was a finalist for the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean region. Her work has been or will be translated into German, Italian, and French. She is a former president of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and she teaches creative writing at the University of Calgary.
Brenda Schmidt is a writer and visual artist based in Creighton, a mining town on the Canadian Shield in northern Saskatchewan. Author of four books of poetry and a book of essays, her work has been published, performed, shown and broadcast across Canada and was recently part of a poetry installation at the University of Exeter (UK). She was the 2011 Mackie Lake House writer-in-residence (BC), a featured writer at the 2011 Talking Fresh conference at Luther College at the University of Regina (SK), faculty member of the Fernie Writers Conference in 2007 and 2008 (BC), featured writer at Writers West at Okanagan College in 2006 (BC), a poetry workshop leader (BC), and has served on the board of directors for the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild. She is one of the artists featured in the book Celebrating Saskatchewan Artists (Saskatchewan Arts Alliance, 2006. Her latest books are Grid and Flight Calls: An Apprentice on the Art of Listening, both published in 2012.