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Friday, 6 May 2016

TONIGHT! Gillian Sze and Alison Strumberger: Celebrating the Renga: the Launch of Redrafting Winter


Please join us as we celebrate the launch of Redrafting Winter, a collaborative poetry book written by Gillian Sze and Alison Strumberger. Inspired by the rengas written by P. K. Page and Philip Stratford, Redrafting Winter was composed slowly over three years via snail mail sent from numerous cities around the world. Part memoir, part epistolary, and part poetry, Redrafting Winter documents the friendship of two young writers and pays homage to Montreal.

There will be readings, lively discussion, and wine.

See the book trailer here

About the authors:


GILLIAN SZE is the author of Fish Bones (2009), The Anatomy of Clay (2011), and PeelingRambutan (2014), which was shortlisted for the QWF A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. Her chapbook, Fricatives, recently came out with Gaspereau Press. She studied Creative Writing and English Literature at Concordia University and received a Ph.D. in Études anglaises from Université de Montréal. Originally from Winnipeg, she now lives here in Montreal.


ALISON STRUMBERGER’s poetry, short fiction and commentary have appeared in publications in Canada and Australia. In 2014 she was shortlisted for both the Affirm Press Creative Writing Prize for fiction and the Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize for poetry. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. Originally from the west coast of Canada, she has recently returned from a decade abroad and is living in Toronto.

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