Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Saskatoon -  Broadway Business District - Broadway & 10th Street | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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For the past 26 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming and our next festival promises to offer the best so far. See the line-up of incredible Canadian literary talent at The Word On The Street Saskatoon Sunday, September 24, 2017.

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Poetry for Survival In the Modern World

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Beth Goobie’s breathing at dusk is a volume of gut-wrenching poems that look back at her emotional journey with fiercely striking language. Her memories are largely centered around the physical and sexual abuse she experienced as a child. Often with a focus on classical music and the beauty in nature, these poems are a testament to Goobie’s strength.

Lorna Crozier’s What The Soul Doesn’t Want, a collection of arresting, edgy poems about aging and grief, are surprising and invigorating. She revels in the quirkiness and whimsy of the natural world: the vision of a fly, the naming of an eggplant, and a woman who — not unhappily — finds that cockroaches are drawn to her.

Breathing at Dusk

Beth Goobie grew up in Guelph, Ontario, where the appearance of a normal childhood hid many secrets. Beth moved to Winnipeg to attend university, became a youth residential treatment worker, and studied creative writing at the University of Alberta. She is the award-winning author of 25 books, mainly for young adults, including The Pain Eater and the CLA award-winning Before Wings. Also a published poet, Beth makes her home in Saskatoon.

  • Poetry

Beth Goobie

Beth Goobie grew up in Guelph, Ontario, where the appearance of a normal childhood hid many secrets. Beth moved to Winnipeg to attend university, became a youth residential treatment worker, and studied creative writing at the University of Alberta. She is the award-winning author of 25 books, mainly for young adults, including The Pain Eater and the CLA award-winning Before Wings. Also a published poet, Beth makes her home in Saskatoon.

Poetry: (Saskatoon, SK), breathing at dusk

What the Soul Doesn’t Want

Lorna Crozier, an Officer of the Order of Canada, is the author of seventeen books of poetry, most recently What the Soul Doesn’t Want and The Wild in You. She is also the author of The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Ordinary Things and the memoir Small Beneath the Sky. She is a Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria, has been awarded the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and is a three-time recipient of the Pat Lowther Award. Born in Swift Current, she now lives on Vancouver Island with writer Patrick Lane and two fine cats.

  • Poetry

Lorna Crozier

Lorna Crozier, an Officer of the Order of Canada, is the author of seventeen books of poetry, most recently What the Soul Doesn’t Want and The Wild in You. She is also the author of The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Ordinary Things and the memoir Small Beneath the Sky. She is a Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria, has been awarded the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and is a three-time recipient of the Pat Lowther Award. Born in Swift Current, she now lives on Vancouver Island with writer Patrick Lane and two fine cats.

Poetry: (Victoria, BC), What the Soul Doesn’t Want