Mari-Lou Rowleybowery-reading2

Mari-Lou Rowley has published seven collections of poetry, most recently Suicide Psalms (Anvil Press 2008), which was nominated for best poetry in the 2008 Sask Book Awards, and CosmoSonnets (JackPine Press 2007). Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies in Canada and the US—and on the Canadian Association of Physicists website. Rowley has performed her poetry across the continent, from Harbourfront to Seattle, and in Europe, where participated in the Poetic Ecologies conference in Brussels in May 2008. Rowley has a Master’s of Liberal Studies degree from Simon Fraser University. Her work as a science writer has informed much of her poetry, and her poetry and readings have been followed by scientists—most recently in articles in UBC’s Physics and Astronomy newsletter and on TRIUMF’s webpage. Rowley lives with two cats in a bluebell house by the South Saskatchewan river in Saskatoon.

trevor1Trevor Herriot

Trevor Herriot is the author of River in a Dry Land: a Prairie Passage (McClelland & Stewart, 2000), which won the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Best First Book, as well as the Writer’s Trust Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, and was short-listed for a Governor’s General Award. His second book, Jacob’s Wound: a Search for the Spirit of Wildness (M&S, 2004), was short-listed for the Writer’s Trust Award for Non-Fiction.

His new book is Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds (HarperCollins, February, 2009).

His writing has appeared in the Globe & Mail, Canadian Geographic, Nature Canada, and several anthologies. He has written two radio documentaries for CBC Ideas and is a monthly guest on CBC Radio Saskatchewan’s Blue Sky.

Also joining us will be some emeringing talent from Regina.

1967 12TH AVE

7-9 PM