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Annharte in Vancouver for Indigena Awry launch March 16


9781554200672-Indigenaawry-3DlMarie 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.