The AB Series: Shirley Bear & Mark Truscott

    Saturday, November 12, 2011

    Admission
    General admission $7 Students $5
    Doors open 7:30 pm. Readings start at 8 pm Cash bar Shirley Bear was recently named a member of the Order of Canada "for her contributions as a First Nations visual artist and cultural activist." She is a multimedia artist, writer, traditional First Nation herbalist and Elder. Born on the Tobique First Nation, she is an original member of the Wabnaki language group of New Brunswick. She is the 2002 recipient of the New Brunswick Arts Board’s Excellence in the Arts Award. Bear’s writing has been included in several anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry in English (ed. A.F. Moritz, Tightrope Books, 2009), Kelusultiek (Mount St. Vincent University, 1994) and The Colour of Resistance (Sister Vision Press, 1993). She is author of the poetry collection Virgin Bones (McGilligan Books, 2006). Mark Truscott is the author of two books of poetry: Said Like Reed or Things (Coach House, 2004) and Nature (BookThug, 2010). In June 2011, BookThug published a prose chapbook, Form: A Series. Truscott offers courses and workshops periodically through the Toronto New School of Writing. He lives in Toronto. Visit http://abseries.org/ for more info.