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Wintergreen Studios Poetry Reading & Dinner

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$65

After That: Poetry Reading & Dinner

  • Wintergreen Studios 90 Wintergreen Lane South Frontenac, ON Canada

From Lorna Crozier, the poet that Ursula Le Guin called a “truth teller” and “visionary,” comes this new collection of soul-stirring poems that follow the death of a loved one.

The evening will open with Lorna reading from After That, her most recent book of poetry. After the reading, enjoy a gourmet dinner, dessert, and coffee/tea service from the Wintergreen Studios kitchen in the company of new and old friends.

After That is a book written from the dark hollow we fall into when we lose those we love. Lorna Crozier’s sure poetry finds the words to engage with the grief that comes from the death of her partner, the writer Patrick Lane, whom she’d lived with for forty years, many of them tumultuous. With grace and precision, she illuminates sorrow. The light the poems cast travels far enough to reach anyone who has experienced loss. These pages engage us with many familiar yet magical things—not only paper wasps, but their libraries; not only herons, but their role as aging monks. Crozier takes us through the domestic and natural worlds into the cagey and metaphysical place we call the beyond. Without offering false comfort, the poems turn over our own grief so that we can catch a glimpse of the new life inside us again.

ABOUT LORNA CROZIER

An Officer of the Order of Canada, Lorna Crozier has been acknowledged for her contributions to Canadian literature, her teaching and her mentoring with five honorary doctorates, most recently from McGill and Simon Fraser Universities. Her books have received numerous national awards, including the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry. The Globe and Mail declared The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things one of its Top 100 Books of the Year, and Amazon chose her memoir as one of the 100 books you should read in your lifetime. A Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria, she has performed for Queen Elizabeth II and has read her poetry, which has been translated into several languages, on every continent except Antarctica. Her book, What the Soul Doesn’t Want, was nominated for the 2017 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. In 2018, Lorna Crozier received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award. Steven Price called Through the Garden: A Love Story (with Cats), her latest nonfiction book, “one of the great love stories of our time.” Called “a poet to be grateful for” by Margaret Laurence, she has been an ambassador for poetry wherever she goes. Lorna Crozier lives on Vancouver Island and has been coming annually to Wintergreen since 2010.

COST & REGISTRATION

$65 + HST includes poetry reading and gourmet dinner.

This event is limited to 24 guests.  (REGISTER HERE)

 

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Date:
June 13
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$65
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Wintergreen Studios
Phone
(613) 273-8745
Email
info@wintergreenstudios.com
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Venue

Wintergreen Studios
90 Wintergreen Lane
South Frontenac, Ontario K0H 1T0 Canada
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Phone
(613) 273-8745
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