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Guernica Authors to Read at Poets’ & Artists’ Salon at Women’s Art Association

Guernica authors Elana Wolff, Clara Blackwood, Merle Nudelman, and John Oughton, among others, will be reading as part of the Poets’ & Artists’ Salon at the Women’s Art Association on Sunday, April 28th, from 2-5pm in the Dignam Gallery.

The Women’s Art Association was founded by artist Mary E. Dignam in 1886 when she rented a studio in the Arcade building in Toronto and gathered together a group of women artists to sketch, exchange ideas, and develop their painting skills. To this day, the Women’s Art Association of Canada continues to assist students with scholarships to schools in various fields of the Arts.

Elana Wolff is the author of four collections of poetry with Guernica: Birdheart (2001), Mask (2003), You Speak to Me in Trees (2006) – winner of the 2008 F.G. Bressani Prize for Poetry – and Startled Night (2011), which was long-listed for the 2012 ReLit Poetry Award. A collection of short essays on contemporary poems, titled Implicate Me, was released with Guernica in 2010. She also co-edited with Julie Roorda Poet to Poet—an anthology of poems written to poets and the stories that inspired them. This is her second scheduled reading for National Poetry Month.

Clara Blackwood is the author of Subway Medusa (Guernica 2007), and she ran the Syntactic Sunday Readings series at the Free Times Café in Toronto for 6 years.

Merle Nudelman’s first poetry collection, Borrowed Light (2003), was the 2004 winner of the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry and earned a prize in the Arizona Authors Association 2004 Literary Contest. Merle has also written We, The Women (2006) and The He We Knew (2010) with Guernica.

John Oughton is currently a Professor of Learning and Teaching at Centennial College in Toronto. He is the author of Time Slip (Guernica 2010), four poetry collections, and close to 400 articles, reviews and interviews.

With such a fantastic line-up of Guernica authors and other artists celebrating National Poetry Month, you can’t go wrong!

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