Adrienne Gruber is the author of the poetry collection This is the Nightmare (2008; shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry) and three chapbooks: Intertidal Zones (2014), Mimic (2012; winner of a bpNichol Chapbook Award), and Everything Water (2011). Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Grain, Event, Arc Poetry Magazine, Poetry is Dead, and Plentitude. She has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Awards in poetry, Descant's Winston Collins Best Canadian Poem Contest, and twice for Arc's Poem of the Year Contest. Her poem "Gestational Trail" was awarded first prize in The Antigonish Review's Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest in 2015. Gruber lives in Vancouver with her partner Dennis and their two daughters. Her new book Buoyancy Control is forthcoming from BookThug in the spring of 2016. Learn more at http://adriennegruber.wordpress.com.
National Poetry Month continues with four more rad women of poetry, discounts, and a fun quiz to test your knowledge!
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Why not celebrate Mother's Day by treating her to a literary event visit? There's tons to choose from this week, including Poet Laureate readings in London, the Atwater Poetry Project in Montreal, and the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
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Venture out to one of these great literary events in your area this week, including the Trillium Award 30th Anniversary Readings in Ottawa and the Read Local BC readings (x2!) in Vancouver.
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Not enough literary festivals last week for you? Check out this week, with festivals in Victoria, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Winnipeg, and Toronto. But that's not all!
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Happy holiday! Because literary events are naturally more scarce in the summertime, we've lumped August together into a supersized, coast-to-coast literary listing! Set your calendar to "month" and plan for these great events.
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This week went by so quickly, it feels like summer will be over before we know it. Slow down for a few minutes and catch up on all the book-ish happenings around ALU and further afield.
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