Nov. 23, 2009

Bruce Rice

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Bruce Rice has published four books of poetry. His latest collection, Life in the Canopy (Hagios), has been shortlisted for the 2009 Saskatchewan Book of the Year. The book combines text and stunning images by Regina photographer, Cherie Westmoreland. The manuscript placed second in the John V. Hicks Memorial Award and an excerpt was shortlisted for the 2008 CBC Literary Awards.

Bruce’s first collection, Daniel received the 1989 Canadian Authors Association Award. The Illustrated Statue of Liberty (Coteau), received the City of Regina Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2003. He also received Grain Magazine’s 2002 Anne Szumigalski Award for the best poem or sequence published in Grain that year. Excerpts were also performed in Regina at Globe Theatre’s On the Line series.

Maurice Mierau

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Maurice Mierau is the Winnipeg Public Library Writer-in-Residence for 2009-10. Fear Not, his latest book, won the 2009 ReLit Award for Poetry. Maurice’s first collection of poems was Ending with Music and appeared with Brick in 2002. He has also published an award-winning book of non-fiction.

Gerald Hill

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Gerald Hill is a writer, editor and teacher in Regina. He has published five books of poetry—the third of which, Getting to Know You, won the Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry in 2004—and one nonfiction work, Their Names Live On: Remembering Saskatchewan’s Fallen in World War II (with Doug Chisholm). His most recent book, 14 Tractors, appeared in spring, 2009. He teaches English and Creative Writing at Luther College, University of Regina.

Annette Bower

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Annette Bower explores women in families, women in communities and women at the beginning and end of love and their quest for love. Her stories are published in magazines and anthologies in Canada, United States and in the UK.

She pursues the writing craft in workshops, conferences, Writing with Style, Banff Centre for the Arts, Victoria School of Writing and Sage Hill. She is thankful for the support and friendship of the Saskatchewan writing community.

“When I say ‘work’ I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.” Margaret Laurence

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