Morris House Reading Series Presents Carmine Starnino
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 firstname.lastname@example.org