Monday, October 06, 2008

Lampman-Scott Award Reading : Showcasing Contenders for the 2008 Award

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Collected Works Bookstore : 1242 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON

The Lampman-Scott Award, administered by the Arc Poetry Society, honours the poetry and friendship of Archibald Lampman and Duncan Campbell Scott. Their literary friendship helped foster Ottawa’s now thriving and diverse literary community. Like its predecessor, the Archibald Lampman Award, the Lampman-Scott award recognizes an outstanding book of English-language poetry by an author living in the National Capital Region with a $1,500 prize for first place.

The Lampman-Scott Award Reading will feature readings from a wide selection of the contenders for the 2008 award at 7pm on Wednesday October 15 at Collected Works Bookstore (1242 Wellington Street West, Ottawa). Everyone is welcome to join us for good cheer and some fantastic poetry!

The full list of contenders for the 2008 Lampman-Scott Award are:
Michael Blouin for I'm not going to lie to you
Stephen Brockwell for The Real Made Up
Anne Le Dressay for Old Winter
Nicholas Lea for Everything is Movies
Luis Lama for Alien Land
Nadine McInnis for Two Hemispheres
rob mclennan for The Ottawa City Project
Colin Morton for The Cabbage of Paradise
Shane Rhodes for The Bindery
Ian Roy for Red Bird
Asoka Weerasinghe for Mayan Love Songs

No comments: