Sue Goyette is a poet and novelist who will share from her poetry collection Ocean when she is featured at the Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series on March 8 from 7 to 10pm at 206 Accolade West Building. (Please note the event was originally scheduled for March 1, but postponed due to weather).
Ocean, Goyette’s fourth poetry collection, published in 2013, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2014.
The collection navigates through physical and metaphorical relationship to the ocean, specifically Goyette’s perspective from living near the North Atlantic via the port city of Halifax.
Goyette is the recipient of the 2008 CBC Literacy Award in poetry for her poem “Outskirts.” A collection later published using the same name won the 2012 Atlantic Poetry Prize.
She has also had several nominations for her work, including the 1999 Governor General’s Award, the Pat Lowther Award and the Gerald Lampert Award for her first book of poetry, The True Names of Birds. Her first novel, Lures, published in 2002, was nominated for the Thomas Head Raddall Award.
Goyette resides in Halifax, but was born in Sherbrooke, Ont., and was raised on Montreal’s south shore in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville.
She currently teaches at Dalhousie University, and was previously a faculty member of the Maritime Writers’ Workshop, the Banff Wired Studio and the Sage Hill Writing Experience.
The Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series, presented by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS), brings Canadian writers to campus for an up-close and personal event.
The final event in the series is:
March 15 – Aisha Sasha John, Thou