Susan Musgrave to read in QC, Masset

  • Jan. 25, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Submitted by the Haida Gwaii Arts Council–When Susan Musgrave isn’t tucked away in her beautiful home on the Sangan River or hosting guests and serving fabulous food at the Copper Beech House in Masset, she’s often giving poetry readings across the country.”Susan Musgrave has made me hate poetry a little less,” said a high school student in Victoria after one of her readings. She’s been introduced as “as fearless on the page as on the stage.” Ms Musgrave has been labelled everything from eco-feminist to anti-feminist, from stand-up comedian to poet of doom and gloom, from social and political commentator to wild sea-witch of Canada’s northwest coast.Islanders will be treated to two evenings with this award-winning poet. She’ll be at the Queen Charlotte Legion for a south-end show on Thurs. Feb. 2 and at The Ground Café in Masset on Fri. Feb. 3. Both shows start at 7 pm. Ms Musgrave will read from her most recent collection of poetry, Origami Dove (M&S, 2011), a finalist for the 2011 Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and other works.Ms Musgrave has several projects on the go including the final editing of a novel, Given, to be published this the fall, as well as three children’s books, Kiss, Tickle, Cuddle, Hug, More Blueberries! and Love You More. Her other project is a cookbook, The Flavours of Haida Gwaii: the Land, the People and the Food. She’s looking for photographers to get involved so get in touch if you are interested.Off-island, her upcoming appearances are at the Gabriola Poetry Festival and the Salt Spring Island Literary Festival in February. Ms Musgrave also teaches online in a UBC creative writing program. The readings are brought to you by the Haida Gwaii Arts Council with support from the Canada Council.

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