Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Place: The Almanac Gastropub & Cocktails
Address: 10351 82 Ave (Whyte Ave) Edmonton
Joining us for the second reading of the season are Jenna Butler and Michael Turner (plus the open mic readers, TBA, obviously). So put on your going-out shoes and meet us at the Almanac for awesome writing!
Michael Turner is Vancouver-based writer whose multigenre books include Company Town (1991), Hard Core Logo (1993), Kingsway (1995), American Whisky Bar (1997) and The Pornographer’s Poem (1999). His book Hard Core Logo was adapted into a film by Bruce Macdonald in 1996. A frequent collaborator, he has written scripts with Stan Douglas, poems with Geoffrey Farmer, and songs with cub, Dream Warriors, Fishbone and Kinnie Starr. More about his new poetry book (his first in two decades) can be found here: http://www.newstarbooks.com/book.php?book_id=1554201500.
Jenna Butler is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, Seldom Seen Road, Wells, and Aphelion; an award-winning collection of ecological essays, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge the of Grizzly Trail; and a new travelogue, Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard.
Butler was born in Norwich, England and spent her early years in the tiny Norfolk village of Forncett St. Peter. Her parents dreamed of creating a sustainable off-grid life, but the necessity of caring for elderly family members in Canada and finding a safe place to raise their multiethnic children spurred her parents to move to Alberta in the early 80s. Butler grew up within Edmonton’s vibrant literary community, but always possessed the desire to return to life on the land. Two decades later, she and her husband began to build Larch Grove, their off-grid organic farm and artists’ retreat, on a quarter section near Barrhead, Alberta.