Sue Goyette: UPEI Writer-in-Residence to Speak Nov. 10

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Sue Goyette, this year's UPEI Writer-in-Residence, will read from her fiction and poetry on Thursday, November 10, at 7:30 in the Faculty Lounge, Main Building, at UPEI. Anyone interested in meeting the Writer-in-Residence and hearing one of Canada's most animated, warm, insightful, moving, and engrossing writers is welcome to attend. Admission is free.

As Writer-in-Residence, Sue will be working at UPEI for four weeks during November. During her residency, she will hold individual consultations with local writers about their writing. Anyone interested in booking a consultation with her should contact Dr. Richard Lemm at the UPEI English Department: 566-0592 or 566-0389.

Sue Goyette's first book of poetry, The True Names of Birds (1998), was short-listed for the Governor General's Award for poetry, the Lampert Award for a first poetry book, and the Lowther Award for best poetry book by a Canadian woman. Lures (2002), her first novel, was short-listed for the Thomas Raddall Award for fiction. Her new poetry book, Undone (2004), was short-listed for the Atlantic Book Awards. She has been a faculty member at the Maritime Writers' Workshop at UNB, the Wired Writing Program of The Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Sage Hill Writing Experience in Saskatchewan. She lives in Halifax, where she teaches creative writing part-time, serves as poetry editor for Pottersfield Portfolio, and is completing her second novel, Miracle.


Richard Lemm