Poet Heather Cadsby at the Morrin

Have you ever considered how you engage with words and the world? If you read those lines while drinking your first caffeinated beverage of the day, chances are you might consider this question a bit too existential. Don't worry, there's no need to attend a philosophy class or "Google" to find an answer to that question. Instead, circle Thursday, May 13th, in your calendar as an evening not to be missed, since celebrated poet Heather Cadsby will be in town.

Born in Belleville, Ontario, Ms. Cadsby currently lives in Toronto. Her schedule has been hectic since last fall due the launch of her fourth poetry book titled "Could Be", and Canadian promotional tour. Despite this, she has still found time to pay a visit to the Morrin Centre on May 13. The Quebec Writers' Circle Association has also joined the Morrin Centre in this initiative by combining their monthly meeting with this event.

The evening promises to be a nice balance between Ms. Cadsby reading from her book "Could Be" as well as offering us the chance to gain some insight about her writing life. And what a writing life! Her poetry experience goes back to the 1980s when she helped organize poetry readings at the Axle-Tree Coffee House in Toronto. As co-founder of the poetry press Wolsak and Wynn, she has served as a director of the Art Bar Poetry Series. Her third book of poetry, A Tantrum of Synonyms (Wolsak and Wynn) was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Award for the best book of poetry in English by a Canadian woman. Recently, her poetry has appeared in such journals as PRISM International, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, The Windsor Review as well as the anthology, Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2008 (Tightrope Books). She has also won magazine awards such as Grain Postcard Story, 2000: 2nd prize and The Antigonish Review Poetry Contest: 3rd prize, 2001.

Keep in mind this is far from being a formal poetry class. Whether you consider yourself an avid reader, or a neophyte to poetry, consider this evening as a unique occasion to exchange ideas and further your knowledge of poetry. For reservations: [email protected]