Thursday, March 13, 2008

Steffler to speak tonight in Corner Brook

The Western Star

CORNER BROOK — The Corner Brook campus of Memorial University will welcome back Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate to campus tonight.John Steffler, who retired from Grenfell’s English faculty in 2006, will deliver a reading titled “The Three-walled House: a reading of poems with some thoughts on language and literature.”

The reading will take place 7:30 p.m., in FC2014. A reception will follow.

Steffler is the author of five books of poetry including “The Grey Islands,” “That Night We were Ravenous,” and “Helix: New and Selected Poems.” His novel, The Afterlife of George Cartwright, won the Smithbooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award and the Commonwealth First Novel Award.

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