March 1, 2009

Upcoming Readings: Pam Mordecai

Pam MordecaiOn Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Pages Bookstore, 1135 Kensington Road NW, Pamela Mordecai reads at an event sponsored by the Canada Council and the Creative Writing Research Group at the University of Calgary. The reading is free and open to the public.

On Friday, March 6 at 7:30 pm at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 1121 14 Avenue SW, Calgary, Calgary resident, Howard Gallimore will join Pamela Mordecai in a reading of her Good Friday performance poem, de Man. The reading is free and open to the public. Books on sale, part proceeds in aid of the Church.

Pamela Mordecai has published four collections of poetry, Journey Poem; De Man, a performance poem; Certifiable; and The True Blue of Islands and, with her husband Martin, a reference work, Culture and Customs of Jamaica. Her first prose work, Pink Icing: stories, appeared in 2006 from Insomniac Press to enthusiastic reviews. Her children’s poems are well-known internationally and have for many years been used in textbooks and anthologies on all sides of the Atlantic. She has written five books for children as well as numerous textbooks. She blogs at


Don't miss a guest post by Pam Mordecai on Friday, March 6, 2009:
Letter to a Young Writer.

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