This event is part of the spring celebration series: Land Art
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6 pm
Lorna Crozier has published 17 books of poetry which have garnered Canada’s top awards, including the Governor-General’s Award, two Pat Lowther Awards and the National Magazine Award’s Gold Medal for Poetry. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2005 she read at a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II. In 2011 she was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. She has been awarded five honorary doctorates, including one from McGill University, which she received with her husband and partner, Patrick Lane. She is a frequent guest on CBC radio and has read her poetry on every continent except Antarctica. Her poems have been set to music, made into a film and used as themes in paintings and pottery. Her most recent book, with photographer Ian McAllister, The Wild in You: Voices from the Forest and the Sea, topped the BC bestsellers list in the fall of 2015. Lorna’s previous teaching at Wintergreen, in the summers of 2010, 2011, and 2013, in the cold of winter in 2014, and in the spring of 2015 and 2016, has been most joyfully received. Called “a poet to be grateful for” by Margaret Laurence, she has been an ambassador for poetry wherever she goes.
Register for this event online. Tickets are $50 + HST, and include dinner ($40) and the reading ($10).