Public lectures and events

Lunch Poems

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 12:00 PM

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than 30 trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012 and 2017. In March 2016, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour. His most recent poetry titles include A halt, which is empty (Mansfield Press, 2019) and Life Sentence (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poeticsTouch the Donkey and the Ottawa poetry PDF annual ottawater. He spent the 2007-08 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at

Christine McNair is the author of two full length poetry collections, Charm (Book*hug 2017) and Conflict (Book*hug, 2012). She won the 2018 Archibald Lampman Award for Charm, and her first book was shortlisted for the ReLitAward, the City of Ottawa Books award, the Archibald Lampman award, and the Robert Kroetsch Award for innovative poetry. Her chapbook pleasantries and other misdemeanours (Apt9 press 2013) was shortlisted for the bpNichol chapbook award. Christine lives in Ottawa, where she works as a book doctor and  sometimes designs books. She is currently working on her third manuscript, a mixed-genre piece on preeclampsia. 

Date(s): Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 12–1 p.m.

Location: Teck Gallery (main floor) at SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Admission: Free

Related topic(s): Creative Writing



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