Allan Cooper will be the featured reader on Monday, May 11 at the Haviland Club’s 7–9 pm monthly reading series hosted by PEI’s Poet Laureate, Dianne Morrow. An open mic reading will follow Cooper’s presentation. This will be the final open mic for the season.
The New Brunswick poet and songwriter-musician has played a key role in the region’s literary scene as founder of Owl’s Head Press and editor of Germination magazine. Allan’s latest poetry book, Deer Yard, is co-authored with Harry Thurston, renowned nature and environmental writer based in Nova Scotia. In 2009, Thurston was writer-in-residence on Vancouver Island. While there, he and longtime friend Cooper, on the east coast, embarked on a poetic dialogue about the natural world. Allan’s recent musical projects include Rosedale and Songs for a Broken World. He will, hopefully, bring his guitar to the Haviland Club, too.
Cooper’s reading is co-hosted by the UPEI English Department, with funding support from The Canada Council for the Arts.
Open Mic readers are invited to sign up at 7 p.m. to read up to five minutes each to a friendly audience. All are welcome. Admission is free or by donation.