New LA&PS writer-in-residence to read from poetry collection at inaugural event

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The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) and the Department of English will host award-winning Canadian poet and 2022-23 Writer-in-Residence Karen Solie, as she reads new and selected works on Feb. 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Writer-in-Residence Karen Solie close-up portrait
Karen Solie

As a part of the inaugural reading event by Solie as the Faculty’s first writer-in-residence, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and speak to her following the reading. The event will be held in person and with virtual viewing options available.

Solie is the author of five collections of poetry. Her third, Pigeon (2009), won the Griffin Poetry Prize, Trillium Poetry Prize and the Pat Lowther Award. A volume of selected and new poems, The Living Option (2013), was published in the U.K. and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out (2015) was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award, and her most recent collection, The Caiplie Caves (2019), was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and Derek Walcott Prize.

Click here to register for the hybrid event. To attend on campus, visit 014 McLaughlin College, Junior Common Room.