Environment Bound Book Series Events
"Environment Bound" is a newly created series to celebrate books related to the environment by University of Guelph authors across campus, members of the Guelph community at large, and distinguished authors able to visit our community. Each event will involve readings by authors and/or discussions around the books' themes at the ARTISANALE Beside the e-Bar in downtown Guelph. This series is brought to you by the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph and the Bookshelf. It is free to the public. Please visit this page to find out about past and upcoming events in this series.
New for 2012
ASTRA & SES presents The Languages of Biology
Wednesday March 28, 2012 @ 7pm The Bullring, University of Guelph
The Languages of Biology: Can poetry help us humans understand our place in the world and our relationship with the environment? Are there languages of biology that poets can help translate? Please join us for an evening of poetry readings and discussion at the intersections of poetry and science.
Prof. Dionne Brand is an award-winning poet and University Research Chair at the University of Guelph. She won the Governor General’s Literary Award for her volume Land to Light On, and nominated for the volumes No Language Is Neutral and Inventory respectively. She has won the Pat Lowther Award for poetry and her volume thirsty was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize. She has also achieved great distinction and acclaim in fiction, non-fiction, and film.
Prof. Jan Conn is the author of 7 books of poetry and is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, SUNY-Albany. Her book South of the Tudo Bem Cafe, Vehicule Press, 1990, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. A suite of her poems, Amazonia, won 2nd prize in the CBC literary awards for 2003. She was recently awarded the inaugural P.K. Page Founders' Award for Poetry (2006) from The Malahat Review.
Prof. Madhur Anand is an award-winning ecologist and Associate Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, who has published poetry and co-edited an anthology of poetry about restoration ecology (Regreen: New Canadian Ecological Poetry, YSP)
Books from each author will be available for sale before & after the event.
Open Mic at The Bullring begins at 9pm.
ASTRA website: www.uoguelph.ca/arts/astra-lecture-series/languages-biology
Previous Authors 2010
Locavore, by Sarah Elton Locavore: From Farmers' fields To Rooftop Gardens - How Canadians Are Changing the way we eat.www.amazon.ca/Locavore-Farmers-Rooftop-Canadians-Changing/dp/1554684188/ref=sr_1_1
Grass, Sky, Song by Trevor Herriot
Regreen: New Canadian Ecological Poetry co-edited by Madhur Anand and Adam Dickinson November 2009