An Evening with rob mclennan
2007/08 Writer-in-Residence, University of Alberta Department of English and Film Studies
Wednesday, October 31, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
2nd Floor Program Room, Strathcona Public Library
8331 104 Street
WGA members free; non-members $5.00
Ottawa-based writer rob mclennan has done much musing on the subject of regional writing in preparation for his move to Alberta: his essay “On (not) Being an Alberta Writer: or, anticipating UofA” appeared in the June 2007 issue of The Danforth Review. Spend an evening with rob, two months into his residency, as he shares his new-formed impressions of Alberta, his thoughts on Canada’s literary geography, and his work.
rob mclennan is an Ottawa-based writer, editor and publisher. His thirteenth poetry collection is The Ottawa City Project (Chaudiere Books), and fall 2007 sees the publication of his first novel, white (The Mercury Press), subverting the lyric: essays (ECW Press) and the non-fiction title Ottawa: The Unknown City (Arsenal Pulp Press). He regularly posts reviews, essays and other items at www.robmclennan.blogspot.com, and is currently working at www.albertawriting.blogspot.com.