Marie Baker, who has been living in Winnipeg these past few years, returns to her old hood on the Drive March 16 to launch Indigena Awry, her new book of poetry. Marie will be launching her new book in tandem with Mercedes Eng’s first book, Mercenary English, just out from Capilano University Editions. The launch is at the People’s Co-op Bookstore. The launch gets under way around 8 pm. Admission is free.
Indigena Awry is Marie’s first book since Exercises In Lip Pointing came out ten years ago. She has published all of her books — including Being On the Moon and Columbus Coyote Cafe in the 1990s — as Annharte.
The following week, Annharte’s new play, Cannibal Woman Camp Out, will be featured at Word Ruckus, a festival of writing and performance, in Kelowna. Performers/readers include Mercedes Eng, Cecily Nicholson, Dorothy Lusk, Arlene Bowman, and Muriel Marjorie. Word Ruckus takes place at the Laurel Packinghouse, and runs Saturday, March 23 from 4 pm until late.