March 23 | 7:00 pm
Kelly Norah Drukker & Carolyne Van Der Meer
The Atwater Poetry Project presents Kelly Norah Drukker & Carolyne Van Der Meer.
Atwater Library and Computer Centre
1200 Atwater Avenue, Westmount
More event info here & more about the readers below.
Carolyne Van Der Meer is a journalist, public relations professional and university lecturer. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature and recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing at the Humber School for Writers in Toronto. She has published journalistic articles, essays, short stories and poems in publications in Canada, India, Ireland, Italy, the U.K. and the U.S. New work is forthcoming in Germany. Her first book, Motherlode: A Mosaic of Dutch Wartime Experience, was published by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2014. Her second book, a collection of poetry entitled Journeywoman, will be published in 2017 by Toronto-based Inanna Publications. She is currently at work on a second collection of poetry and a young adult fiction novel. (Author photo: Bassam Sabbagh)
Kelly Norah Drukker is the author of Small Fires, (McGill-Queen’s University Press), a debut poetry collection that won the 2016 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, the 2016 Concordia University First Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal (2016). In 2006, her suite of poems “Still Lives” won second prize in the CBC Literary Awards, and an abridged version was aired on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers. Her work has received a Norma Epstein Prize for Creative Writing (2013), and has been longlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize (2011). A frequent performer at reading series in Montreal, she has also been a featured guest and reader on CBC, CKUT, and CJAD radio. Kelly holds a Master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Concordia University. She has studied with The Humber School for Writers, and has participated in writing residencies at The Banff Centre and Sage Hill. She currently lives in Montreal, where she is pursuing a doctorate in Humanities at Concordia University. (Author photo: Ian Ferrier.)
Event Accessibility: Reading takes place on the second floor of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre building in the auditorium. Readings generally take place after official library hours and access to the building is through the side door on Tupper Street (unless otherwise noted.) Unfortunately, the building does not have an elevator. There is a single-occupancy, all-gender washroom on the second floor. For details on accessibility to the building (including transit access and physical features of the building such as staircases,) please visit the following link courtesy of the QWF: http://www.qwf.org/pdf/Accessibility-Information-for-1200-Atwater.pdf