Wednesday, August 6, 2008


@ 7:30p.m.

Subtext continues its monthly reading series with readings by George Bowering & Marion Kimes. Donations for admission will be taken at the door on the evening of the performance. The reading starts at 7:30pm.

George Bowering is a prolific Canadian novelist, poet, historian, and biographer. He was born in Penticton, British Columbia, and raised in the nearby town of Oliver, where his father was a high-school chemistry teacher. His most recent books include Baseball Love (Talonbooks, 2006), and Vermeer's Light: Poems 1996-2006, and Fulgencio (Nomados, 2008).

Bowering is the best-known of a group of young poets including Frank Davey, Fred Wah, Jamie Reid, and David Dawson who were together at the UBC in the 1950s. There they founded the journal Tish. Bowering lives in Vancouver, BC and is Emeritus at Simon Fraser, where he has worked for more than 25 years. He describes himself as a Protestant agnostic. In 2002, Bowering was appointed the first ever Canadian Poet Laureate.

Marion Kimes brought her love of the live reading here in 1981. Over the years a fine pile of small-press books & broadsides has accumulated beside a long list of readings, fests & projects. Her books include CROW'S EYES, of multiplication & light (Nine Muses), Whirled, and NAMORATUNG'A (Woodworks). She has been a driving force in Red Sky Theatre for many years.

SPECIAL THANKS to NONSEQUITUR for co-sponsoring this event.

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