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SUBJECT: Acclaimed authors headline the English Department’s fall readings 2007

DATE: Oct. 9

Every year, Memorial’s Department of English brings a dynamic mix of Canadian and international writers to St. John’s to offer readings and performances. All are welcome to attend these exciting literary events.
This fall’s line-up includes:
Robert Priest, a.k.a CBC’s Dr. Poetry
Robert Priest, also known as Dr. Poetry on CBC's Wordbeat, has performed his exciting mix of songs and poems all over the world. The author of 15 books of poetry and prose will share his electrifying reading style at Memorial University.
Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. in room A-1046, Arts and Administration Building Atrium.
Ruth Roach Pierson
Historian Ruth Roach Pierson taught European history at Memorial in the 1970s before shifting to women's history and feminist studies, and moving to the University of Toronto. In 2002, she published her first book of poetry, Where No Window Was. Her second book, Aide-memoire, will be released this fall.
Friday, Oct. 26, 1-2 p.m., room A-1046, Arts and Administration Building Atrium.
Dr. Jane Urquhart
Acclaimed poet, novelist and short-story writer Jane Urquhart returns to the Memorial campus, where she once served as writer in residence and, in 1999, received an honorary doctorate. She is the author of acclaimed bestsellers such as Away, The Underpainter and A Map of Glass.
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. in room A-1046, Arts and Administration Building Atrium.
Michael Winter
Award-winning author Michael Winter, whose latest novel The Architects are Here has been garnering favourable attention across the country, will read.
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. in room A-1046, Arts and Administration Building Atrium.
The English Department can offer these events thanks to the sponsorship of the Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets, and the Office of the Dean of Arts.
For more information, contact Andrew Loman at

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