Ross Leckie: Poet, Editor, Mentor to Read Oct. 11

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Ross Leckie, Director of Creative Writing and a professor at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, will read from his own poetry on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:30 in the Confederation Centre Library in Charlottetown.

Ross Leckie is also editor of The Fiddlehead, one of Canada's oldest and most distinguished literary magazines, poetry editor of Goose Lane Editions, and co-editor of Coastlines: The Poetry of Atlantic Canada. His poetry books include A Slow Light and The Authority of Roses. At UNB, he has mentored a remarkable number of Canada's exciting, new poets, including PEI's own David Hickey, who completed his MA creative writing thesis with Dr. Leckie and will soon publish his first book. Everyone interested in poetry, the Creative Writing program at UNB, or simply in hearing and meeting a fine writer, master teacher, and lovely spirit is encouraged to attend. The reading is sponsored by the UPEI English Department, with gracious support from The League of Canadian Poets, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Confederation Centre Library. For further information phone 566-0389.


Richard Lemm
Department of English