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Island Lecture Series celebrates Poetry Month

Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers in conversation with Richard Lemm

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The April session of the Island Lecture Series will celebrate Poetry Month and will feature Island poets Laurie Brinklow and Bren Simmers in conversation with Island poet Richard Lemm. This session will be held virtually via Zoom on April 27 at 7 pm ADT.

Brinklow and Simmers will each read from their new books, My Island’s the house I sleep in at night and If, When, respectively, and topics will range from the role of story, place and history in their poetry to their own poetic practices. There will also be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

Dr. Laurie Brinklow teaches in the Master of Arts in Island Studies program at UPEI. Her new book My Island’s the house I sleep in at night was published by Island Studies Press in 2021.

Bren Simmers is the managing editor of Island Studies Press. Her soon to be released book If, When is published by Gaspereau Press.

Dr. Richard Lemm teaches creative writing, Canadian literature and environmental literature at UPEI. He is the author of five poetry collections, the most recent being Jeopardy (Acorn, 2018), which won the PEI book award for Poetry.

This virtual event is free to attend and all are welcome. Advance registration is required at bit.ly/ILS-april2021.

For more information, email Maggie Henry at mjhenry@upei.ca or visit islandstudies.com.