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VerseFest Presents Canisia Lubrin, Chantal Gibson and Angye Gaona

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VerseFest brings you an evening of acclaimed poetry and conversation hosted by Leslie Roach, whose collection Finish this Sentence is just out. Presented in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival, and Library and Archives Canada.

You can attend via Zoom (please register to receive the link) or by Facebook Live.

Canisia Lubrin returns with a mesmerizing new collection. The Dyzgraphxst presents seven inquiries into selfhood through the perennial figure Jejune. Polyvocal in register, the book moves to mine meanings of kinship through the wide and intimate reach of language across geographies and generations

Drawing from grade-school vocabulary spellers, literature, history, art, media and pop culture, Chantal Gibson's HOW SHE READ highlights the depth and duration of the imperialist ideas embedded in everyday things, from storybooks to coloured pencils, from paintings to postage stamps.

Details for Angye Gaona coming soon.

We encourage our audiences to read widely, and shop (or borrow) locally. Please click to see the featured authors' books in the library catalogue: Canisia Lubrin  and Chantal Gibson. A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.