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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

2007 Lampman-Scott Award Reading

Arc Poetry Magazine and the Beechwood Cemetery Foundation are proud
to host the 2007 Lampman-Scott Award Reading on Thursday, September 20,
7:00 p.m., at the Beechwood Cemetery Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood
Avenue. The event is free.


This year marks the merger of the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry
with the Duncan Campbell Scott Foundation and the creation of the new
$1500 annual Lampman-Scott Award. The Lampman-Scott Award recognizes an
outstanding book of English-language poetry by an author living in the
National Capital Region and will be announced at the Ottawa Book Awards
ceremony in October.

Both Lampman and Scott were residents of Ottawa and prominent
Canadian poets during the late 19th century. They are among several
important poets memorialized at Beechwood Cemetery, including the Governor
General’s Award winners Arthur Bourinot and John Newlove. In 2006, Poet’s
Hill was dedicated as a site at Beechwood to honour and inspire the
capital’s rich literary heritage.

The Lampman-Scott Award Reading will feature readings by many of
this year’s nominees. The nominees are:

Sylvia Adams: Sleeping on the Moon (Hagios)
Ronnie R. Brown: Night Echoes (Black Moss)
Terry Ann Carter: Transplanted (Borealis)
Michael Dennis: Arrows of Desire (GeneralStore )
Oni The Haitian Sensation: Ghettostocracy (McGilligan)
Christopher Levenson: Local Time (Stone Flower)
rob mclennan: aubade (Broken Jaw)
rob mclennan: name, and errant (Stride)
Monty Reid: Disappointment Island (Chaudiere)
Grant D. Savage: Their White with Them (Bondi Studios)

Please join us on September 20 to celebrate Ottawa’s past and
present literary achievement. For more information about the reading,
contact Steven Artelle: ottawaliterary@yahoo.ca. For more information
about the Lampman-Scott Award visit
http://www.arcpoetry.ca/mag/contests/lampmanscott_award.php.

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