Welcome to our poetry reading at Red Fox Creative Studio.
A celebration of local writers and poets. Red Fox is proud to be hosting local writers from the Saskatchewan Writer's Guild. Perhaps when you think of a live poetry reading, you envision a smoke-filled room in the back of a small, underground café or bar. Contrary to this belief modern-day poetry readings are performed in a variety of venues. Please welcome these two artists as they read and discuss their work in our cozy, intimate atmosphere.
Chelsea Coupal’s first poetry collection, Sedley, is forthcoming with Coteau Books in May 2018. She won the 2017 City of Regina Writing Award and was shortlisted for CV2’s 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize. Her poetry has also appeared in Canadian literary journals, and is forthcoming in CAROUSEL, CV2 and EVENT. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Regina.
Courtney Bates-Hardy is the author of House of Mystery (ChiZine Publications, 2016) and the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her poems have been published in a variety of magazines, including Room, Carousel, and On Spec. They have also been featured in Imaginarium 5: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. She lives in Regina with her husband Christian, and their cat, Jean Grey.
House of Mystery is a beautifully dark and vivid collection of poems that tears down our familiar ideas about fairy tales. These are not poems about privileged princesses who live happily ever after; these are poems about monsters, mothers, witches and mermaids. They explore the pain of change and womanhood, and transform the way we think about fairy tales. Bates-Hardy moves through the childhood stories and delves into the violent and problematic origins of Cinderella, Snow White, and many other favourites. Lyrical and haunting, her poems will follow you long after you find your way through the forest.
Kathleen Wall is author of three books of poems, Without Benefit of Words, Time’s Body, which won a John V. Hicks Manuscript Award from the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, and Visible Cities, forthcoming in the “Brave and Brilliant” series from the University of Calgary Press. Time’s Body, and her novel, Blue Duets, were both shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards.
Veronica Geminder is a photographer who works primarily in urban settings. Her focus is on capturing the beauty in cityscapes, whether that beauty has been created purposefully in public spaces, or accidentally in the boarded-over door off a back alley. She holds a Master’s of Philosophy in the History and Philosophy of Architecture from the University of Cambridge
Visible Cities captures moments of joy and sadness that occur each day on city streets, exploring the humble triumphs and mundane tragedies of urban life. Photographs taken in locales from Regina to Venice, from Ottawa to Paris, inspire poems that reveal the unexpected beauty of the everyday experiences shaped by the cities we inhabit.
Veronica Geminder’s photographs peer into back lanes, admire people absorbed in public art, and consider those ruminating on their own reflections in the glass expanses of office buildings. Kathleen Wall’s poems delve for the story behind the photograph, nurturing the moments that would otherwise quickly pass us by.