Winter’s Tales Author Reading Series Presents ANNE COMPTON AT UPEI

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Winter’s Tales Author Reading Series

Contact: Dr. Richard Lemm – 566-0389, rlemm@upei.ca

ANNE COMPTON AT UPEI

Award-winning poet Anne Compton returns to her native PEI to read from her new book, Asking Questions Indoors and Out, on Tuesday, February 16, at 7:30 in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, Main Building. Her reading is part of the Winter’s Tales Authors Series sponsored by the UPEI English Department, with funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Born and raised in the farming community of Bangor, P.E.I., she won the Atlantic Poetry Prize for her first two books of poetry, Opening the Island and Processional, and the Governor General’s Award for Processional. In 2008 she received the Alden Nowlan Award for Excellence in English Language Literary Arts. In The Globe and Mail, a reviewer called Processional “[A] rigorously intelligent work about the pains and glories of life and nature.”

Dr. Compton teaches at the University of New Brunswick at Saint John and is director of the prestigious Lorenzo Reading Series. Her reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

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