A UWindsor professor is one of the editors of a book celebrating the talents of poets from the Windsor-Essex region.
Creative writing professor Susan Holbrook and Palimpsest Press publisher Dawn Kresan edited Detours: an anthology of poets from Windsor & Essex County, a showcase of the eclecticism that characterizes the region: the traditional and experimental, the academy and community, the established and emergent, the internationally renowned and promising apprentice.
Relationships are at the heart of two books being launched tonight by Black Moss Press.
Talking Derby, by Kate Hargreaves, explores a young woman’s love affair with her roller skates, and the poetry collection Whisky Sour City, edited by Vanessa Shields, brings together works by Windsor poets to reveal their tangled ties with the city.
A significant number of University of Windsor staffers, faculty members and both past and present members of the board have been awarded for their contributions to country in conjunction with the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne.
The following people have received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal:
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.
For the last few weeks Kate Du Toit has been following the story of a 12-year-old amateur fighter from the Border City Boxing Club. A second-year student in the university’s digital journalism program, Du Toit sees the pre-teen as something of a metaphor for the resilience that personifies the Ford City neighbourhood from which he comes.
The University of Windsor will host a book signing by local authors—and UWindsor alumni—Peter Hrastovec and Marty Gervais, from noon to 1:30 p.m. today in its Vanier Hall location.
First-time author Hrastovec (BA 1979, LLB 1982) will sign his poetry collection In Lieu of Flowers. The paperback volume costs $17.
The Art Gallery of Windsor’s monthly art lounge will have a University flavour Thursday, as instructor Marty Gervais hosts and two of the three featured poets are UWindsor alumnae.
“Girls Night Out” will feature Kate Hargreaves (BA 2010, MA 2012), Vanessa Shields (BA 2002) and Melanie Janisse reading humorous works dealing with everything from roller derby to pregnancy.
Patrons will also have an opportunity to tour current exhibitions “Paris/Ojibwa” by Robert Houle, “The Wildcraft” by Kika Thorne, and “Mean Machines” by John Scott.
A free public reception Tuesday will launch the latest book by the University’s resident writing professional.
Ghost Road and other forgotten stories of Windsor is a new collection of local legends—only this is the Windsor we don’t know, says Marty Gervais. The best-selling author of The Rumrunners and My Town, he says these stories carry with them traces of the city’s weird and wonderful history.