Richard Harrison is the author of 5 books of poetry including Hero of the Play: 10th Anniversary Edition, and Big Breath of a Wish which won the City of Calgary/W.O. Mitchell Book Prize and was a finalist for the Governor-General?s Award for Poetry for 1999. Richard?s poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. His essays as well as writings on his work have appeared in several academic publications as well as in The Globe and Mail, The Manchester Guardian and The New York Times. Richard lives in Calgary with his wife Lisa and their children, Emma and Keeghan, and he teaches English and Creative Writing at Mount Royal College.
Lots of reading series to hit this week, plus our first festival of the year: the SPARKS Literary Festival in St. John's Newfoundland!
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It's one of our favourite times of the year: the GGLAs were announced, Halloween candy is 50% off, and our schedules are packed with reading events. Read on to see which authors and books we featured on the blog, and what the internet has given us this week.
Did someone hit the "Fall events" switch? There are tons of literary events coming your way this week, from coast to coast.
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When we think of Calgary, we think of towers and the wild swings of the oil economy. We think of the Calgary Stampede, the quick trip to Banff (traffic allowing) the tips of the mountains at the western edge as the way to orient yourself in the city. But it’s the rivers and ... Read more