Montreal-based poet, translator and essayist Erin Moure lived in Vancouver for several years in the early 1980s, and her new prose work Sitting Shiva on Minto Avenue, by Toots is her remembrance of that time, of her friend and lover “the little man”, of the trains where they both worked, and of neighbourhoods in — Montreal and Vancouver — where the recalled events took place.
Born and raised in Prince George, now established in Lake Country in the Okanagan, Sharon Thesen returns to Vancouver where she lived for some years to launch The Receiver, a book about what you can pick up by listening. The Receiver features the observant lyrical verse Thesen is known for alongside various kinds of prose, and culminates in a critical essay followed by a remarkable found poem both coming out of the poet’s work with Frances Boldereff.
Please join Sharon and Erin for brief readings, followed and preceeded by light refreshments. The launch gets underway at 7, and admission is free.