67 A Tribute to Patrick Lane

British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia
Margaret Atwood Ontario

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 50 volumes of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Her novels include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake and The Year of the FloodRead more

Lorna Crozier British Columbia

Lorna Crozier has published 14 books of poetry, including The Garden Going on Without Us; Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence; Inventing the Hawk, winner of the 1992 Governor General’s Award; Everything Arrives at the Light; and Whetstone. Whether writing about angels, aging or Louis Armstrong’s trout sandwich, she continues to engage readers and writers across Canada and the world with her grace, wisdom and wit. Read more

Gillian Jerome British Columbia

Gillian Jerome’s first book of non-fiction Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (with Brad Cran) won the 2008 City of Vancouver Book Award and was shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize in British Columbia. Her first book of poems, Red Nest,was nominated for the 2009 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and won the 2009 ReLit Award for Poetry. Read more

Patrick Lane British Columbia

Patrick Lane is one of Canada's pre-eminent poets, and winner of numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the Canadian Authors’ Association Award, the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence and three National Magazine Awards. Read more

Dennis Lee Ontario

Dennis Lee is the author of more than 20 books, including Civil Elegies, which won the Governor General’s Award, and the children’s classic Alligator Pie. He was a founder of House of Anansi Press, and has served as a poetry editor and consultant for other major publishers; he also wrote most of the lyrics for the 1980s TV series Fraggle Rock. His most recent collection of poems is Testament.  Read more

Susan Musgrave British Columbia

Susan Musgrave’s books include a bestselling novel, Cargo of Orchids; a collection of essays, You're in Canada Now... A Memoir of Sorts; and her latest collection of poetry, Origami Dove, which was a finalist for the 2011 Governor General’s Award. Recent prizes include the BC Civil Liberties Association Liberty Award for Art and the Spirit Bear Award, a tribute recognizing the significance of a vital and enduring contribution to the poetry of the Pacific Northwest. She lives on Haida Gwaii. Read more

Jane Urquhart Ontario

Jane Urquhart’s award-winning novels include The Whirlpool, Changing Heaven, Away, The Underpainter, The Stone Carvers and A Map of Glass. She is also the author of a collection of short fiction, Storm Glass, and four books of poetry. Her work has been translated into numerous languages. Urquhart has received the Marian Engel Award, and is a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Her most recent novel is Sanctuary LineRead more

Seán Virgo Saskatchewan

Seán Virgo was born in Malta, and grew up in South Africa, Ireland and the UK. He became a Canadian citizen in 1972 and has lived in Haida Gwaii, Newfoundland, various Gulf Islands, the Bruce Peninsula and, for the last few years, in southwest Saskatchewan. His first publications were poetry, but he is better known for his short fiction collections, including White Lies, Wormwood, Waking in Eden, A Traveller Came By and Begging Questions, and a novel, SelakhiRead more

Host: Brian Brett
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 8:00pm
Performance Works

Patrick Lane is the author of 27 books of poetry, a novel, a book of short stories and a memoir. His poetry has won nearly every literary prize Canada offers, including the Governor General’s Award and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. The Collected Poems of Patrick Lane, published last year, gathered more than 400 poems written over more than 50 years of work. Tonight we honour one of Canada’s finest poets as family and friends offer words in celebration of a man who has lived life large, has experienced joy and pain in equal measure, and whose sensitivity is keenly felt through the many words he’s put to the page over his life.

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