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U of C hosts Nicole Brossard—and more

By Jonathan Ball

On Sept. 24, literary legend Nicole Brossard, two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and the 2001 Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Visiting Writer, will give a reading in Calgary to celebrate the English translation of her book Notebook of Roses and Civilization, published by Coach House Books.

brossardBrossard will be joined by her translators, Governor General’s Award-winning authors Erin Moure and Robert Majzels.

The event takes place at the Nickle Arts Museum on the University of Calgary campus at 7:30 p.m. The event is a pre-launch for a special themed issue of dANDelion magazine, which focuses on “radical translations” and will contain work by all three authors.

Then, on Sept. 25, Brossard is joined by Governor General’s Award-winning author Robert Kroetsch for a question-and-answer session at 3 p.m., in Science Theatre 147.

Both events are free and open to the public.

The events are presented by dANDelion magazine, Coach House Books and the English Department at the University of Calgary, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary Arts Development and Canadian Heritage.