Mor­ris House Read­ing Se­ries Presents Carmine Starnino

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TheMor­ris House Read­ing Se­ries is pleased to an­nounce that it will host polem­i­cal critic, poet, and ed­i­tor Carmine Starnino. Starnino will be in­ter­viewed in per­son by The Cam­pus ed­i­tor-in-chief, Adam Young, on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 15, 2012, at 5 pm, in Bishop’s Univer­sity Book­store. He will be speak­ing about his most re­cent pub­li­ca­tion, Lazy Bas­tardism. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. An in­for­mal re­cep­tion will fol­low.

Starnino is a Montreal-born, Ital­ian-Cana­dian poet, es­say­ist, ed­u­ca­tor, and ed­i­tor. He works against the “south­ern Ital­ian dis­trust of books,” which he claims has had as much an im­pact on his writ­ing as the community in Montreal in which he was raised. In fact, both Catholic prayers and Ital­ian-Cana­dian di­alects have had a hand in height­en­ing his sen­si­tiv­i­ties to the English lan­guage. He has thus far pub­lished four col­lec­tions of po­etry: The New World (1997), Credo (2000), With English Sub­ti­tles (2004), and This Way Out (2009), which was nom­i­nated for a Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Award. The New World was nom­i­nated for the 1997 A.M. Klein Prize for Po­etry and the 1997 Ger­ald Lam­pert Award, and Credo won the 2001 Cana­dian Authors As­so­ci­a­tion Prize for Po­etry and the 2001 David McKeen Award for Po­etry. He has also writ­ten A Lover’s Quar­rel (2004), a book of es­says on Cana­dian po­etry.

He is the ed­i­tor of Sig­nal Edi­tions, and was for­merly ed­i­tor-in-chief of Maison­neuve. Starnino is well known for the provoca­tive na­ture of his criticism. His new book, ti­tled Lazy Bas­tardism, fea­tures his frank and pointed style of writ­ing.

The Mor­ris House Read­ing Se­ries is ap­proach­ing its tenth year of host­ing both es­tab­lished and up-and­com­ing authors at Bishop’s Univer­sity. Pres­ti­gious Cana­dian writ­ers such as Alis­tair MacLeod, Jef­frey Moore, Ann Michaels, and Donna Mor­ris­sey have come to present their work, an­swer ques­tions, and meet with the au­di­ence dur­ing the in­for­mal re­cep­tion that fol­lows. This year’s line-up also in­cluded Anne Fortier and Michele Plomber, and will in­clude Jer­amy Dodds and Dou­glas Gib­son.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about past read­ings or up­dates about our events can be viewed at our web­site, http://www.ubish­ops. ca/aca­demic-pro­grams/ hu­man­i­ties/english/mor­ris-house-read­ing-se­ries. html

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about this event, please contact Linda Morra at (819) 822-9600 (ext. 2872) or email her at lmorra@ubish­ops.ca

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