Cat Sass Reading Series: Gord Bruyere, Katerina Fretwell, Gordon Johnston, Wednesday April 30, 2014, 7-9 pm

Gord Bruyere, Katerina Fretwell, Gordon Johnston
Cat Sass Reading Series
Barbeside Salon
131 Hunter Street West,
Peterborough, On. K9J-2K7
Wednesday April 30, 2014, 7-9 pm

Please note! This April 30th event is taking place in Peterborough at The Barbeside Salon instead of at our regular venue, Cat Sass Coffeehouse in Norwood, Ontario.

Gord Bruyere is Anishnabe from Couchiching First Nation. His creative writing appears most recently in Struggle and Strength: Perspectives from First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples in Canada, FACE: Aboriginal Life and Culture, Native Literatures: Generations and Yellow Medicine Review. He launched Prayer Songs, his first book of poetry recently at McNally Robinson Books in Winnipeg and will be at the L3 Writers Conference in Barrie on May 1st. His blog The World According to Trixterboy is here.

Bruyere Prayer Songs Cover

Gord BruyereKaterina Fretwell’s seventh poetry collection, Class Acts, which includes her art, is published by Inanna Publications and mentioned in Kerry Clare’s “Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2013: Poetry” in the online 49th Shelf. Heather Spears’ review of Class Acts in Arc Poetry Magazine calls the poems “addictive. I am immensely impressed. This is surely one of the most authentic voices in Contemporary Canadian poetry.”

Katarina Fretwell

Born in Thunder Bay in 1947, Gordon Johnston taught poetry among other things at Trent University for forty years, until he retired in 2011. He co-ordinated the very successful Writers Reading Series at the university for a number of years. He served for more than a decade on the Advisory Board of House of Anansi Press. He published a poetic fiction, Inscription Rock, in 1981 with Penumbra Press and a poetry collection, Small Wonder, with littlefishcartrpress in 2006. His most recent book is But for Now, published last September by McGill-Queen’s Press in the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series.

Gordon Johnston

We acknowledge the support of the The Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Canada Council for the Arts - Conseil des Arts du Canada

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