Poet laureate to host writer-in-residence

Windsor’s poet laureate Marty Gervais will have words with UWindsor writer-in-residence Phil Hall on Thursday, but don’t worry—it’s all in the interests of art.

Both graduates of the University of Windsor, Gervais (MA 1972) and Hall (BA 1976, MA creative writing 1978) will discuss the latter’s work as part of the “Having Words” series of author talks hosted by the Arts Council Windsor and Region. The series promotes informal discussion about the craft of writing, exploring the challenges and joys related to poetry; events are free and open to the public.

Hall is currently serving a one-month residency in the English department. His poetry and essays have received accolades including the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Award and the 2012 Trillium Book Award. Learn more on the department’s website.

Gervais also holds an appointment in the English department as resident writing professional.

The March 14 reading begins at 7 p.m. in the arts council’s gallery at 1942 Wyandotte Street East.

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