Prairie Fire Wordfest featuring Elizabeth Philips, Mari-Lou Rowley and Margaret SweatmanMonday Mar 05 2012 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium
Elizabeth Philips is the author of four collections of poetry. Her most recent collection, Torch River, was published by Brick Books in 2007. Philips’s poetry has won two Saskatchewan Book awards and been nominated for other provincial and national awards. She has taught creative writing in various programs across Canada and is Director of the Banff Centre’s Writing with Style program. Based in Saskatoon, Philips works as a freelance editor and mentor.
Poet and science writer Mari-Lou Rowley has published seven collections, including Suicide Psalms, which was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies and journals in Canada and the US. In 2010, she was one of 20 invited participants in the workshop Creative Writing in Mathematics and Science at the Banff International Research Station. Her first poem was published when she was eighteen, in the chapbook Saskatoon Poets, a collection of writing by the members of Anne Szumigalski’s poetry group.
Margaret Sweatman is the author of Fox, Sam and Angie, When Alice Lay Down with Peter, and The Players. She lives among her family in Winnipeg, and teaches at The University of Winnipeg.