Presented by The Vancouver Writers Fest
Margaret Atwood, Robert Bringhurst, Dennis Lee, Steven Price, Jan Zwicky
Host: Brian Brett, Sarah MacLachlan
This year marks both House of Anansi’s fiftieth anniversary as an independent publisher and the publication of Dennis Lee’s collected poems, Heart Residence, which also span half a century, from 1967 to 2017. How are these two occasions linked? Lee co-founded the press in 1967 and published future stars like Margaret Atwood, Marian Engel, Michael Ondaatje, Matt Cohen, Austin Clarke and Graeme Gibson. A rising star himself at the time, Lee went on to win nearly every literary prize Canada offers, including the Governor General’s Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award for his body of work for children. Join this cast of literary luminaries as they swap stories, tell tales, celebrate one of Canada’s finest and serve up many a metaphorical slice of Alligator Pie.
This event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the finalists and winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards.
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