Award-winning York authors read today at lunchtime

Three York University writers will read from their work today.

The readings will take place from 11:30am to 1pm in the Founders Senior Common Room, 305 Founders College, Keele campus.

York English Professor Priscila Uppal, a poet and novelist, will read from her newest poetry collection Traumatology (Exile Editions, 2010), a surrealist, sometimes absurdist take on our modern notions of health of mind, body and spirit, as well as Ontological Necessities (Exile Editions, 2006), which was shortlisted for the $50,000 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Patricia Keeney, a York English professor, is widely published as a poet, novelist, editor and critic, both in Canada and abroad. Her poetry has been translated into French (winning the Prix Jean Paris in 2003), Spanish, Bulgarian, Russian, Chinese and Hindi. Forthcoming is You Bring Me Wings (Antares Press, 2010).

Jennifer Duncan is the author of Sanctuary & Other Stories and Frontier Spirit: Brave Women of the Klondike (Doubleday Canada, 2003), for which she spent a year living in a one-room cabin in the Yukon without running water. She is currently completing a novel and her PhD in education while teaching in York’s Creative Writing Program.