Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The 2007 Lampman-Scott Award Reading

Arc Poetry Magazine and the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation are proud to host the 2007 Lampman-Scott Award Reading on Thursday, September 20, 7:00 p.m., at the Beechwood Cemetery Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. The event is free.

This year marks the merger of the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry with the Duncan Campbell Scott Foundation and the creation of the new $1500 annual Lampman-Scott Award. The Lampman-Scott Award recognizes an outstanding book of English-language poetry by an author living in the National Capital Region and will be announced at the Ottawa Book Awards ceremony in October.

Both Lampman and Scott were residents of Ottawa and prominent Canadian poets during the late 19th century. They are among several important poets memorialized at Beechwood Cemetery, including the Governor General’s Award winners Arthur Bourinot and John Newlove. In 2006, Poet’s Hill was dedicated as a site at Beechwood to honour and inspire the capital’s rich literary heritage.

The Lampman-Scott Award Reading will feature readings by many of this year’s nominees. The nominees are:

Sylvia Adams: Sleeping on the Moon (Hagios)
Ronnie R. Brown: Night Echoes (Black Moss)
Terry Ann Carter: Transplanted (Borealis)
Michael Dennis: Arrows of Desire (General Store )
Oni The Haitian Sensation: Ghettostocracy (McGilligan)
Christopher Levenson: Local Time (Stone Flower)
rob mclennan: aubade (Broken Jaw)
rob mclennan: name, an errant (Stride)
Monty Reid: Disappointment Island (Chaudiere)
Grant D. Savage: Their White with Them (Bondi Studios)

Please join us on September 20 to celebrate Ottawa’s past and present literary achievement.

For more information about the reading, contact Steven Artelle: ottawaliterary@yahoo.ca. For more information about the Lampman-Scott Award go here.

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