Friday, May 25, 2012

Shannon Maguire reads as part of Un/Certain Words at Wilfrid Laurier University, May 28, 2012

Un/Certain Words: Two Nights of Literary Readings
May 27th and May 28th
Wilfrid Laurier University
Veritas Café in the Graduate Lounge
First floor, Student Services Building
7:00-9:00 p.m.

During Congress 2012 in Waterloo, Ontario, please join us at Wilfrid Laurier University for “Un/Certain Words,” two incredible nights of fiction and poetry featuring an international line-up of authors, including winners of the CBC Literary Award, the Confederation Poets’ Prize, the Bliss Carman Poetry Prize, the Australian/Vogel Literary Award, the Far Horizons Award for Poetry, and finalists for the Pat Lowther Award, the Trillium Award and the Governor General’s Award.  Don’t miss this chance to hear some of the best writers in the country during their Congress visits!

May 27 will feature readings by Amanda Jernigan (Groundwork), Carrie Snyder (Hair Hat, The Juliet Stories), Darren Bifford (Wedding in Fire Country), Warren Heiti (Hydrologos), Lucy Alford, and Lacey Beer.

May 28 will feature readings by Brian Henderson (Nerve Language, Sharawadji), Chris Banks (Winter Cranes), Rob Winger (Muybridge’s Horse), Jamie Dopp (The Birdhouse Or), Kristel Thornell (Night Street), Shannon Maguire [photo by Pearl Pirie] (Vowel Wolves and Other Knots), Tanis MacDonald (Rue the Day) and David Walter-Toews (The Complete Tante Tina).

All Congress delegates, Laurier and UWaterloo students, and members of the public are welcome. Admission free. Snacks provided courtesy of Congress 2012; cash bar.

The Graduate Lounge is located in the Student Services building, just off the Quad on the Laurier campus. Just look for the Congress beer tent – the Graduate Lounge is immediately to the west of it.

For more information, please contact Tanis MacDonald at

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