Tuesday, December 4, 2018

George Elliott Clarke Reads Dalhousie University Bicentennial Epic Poem December 6

 George Elliott Clarke (right) and musician Tim Crofts (left).
 George Elliott Clarke (right) and musician Tim Crofts (left). Photo: Dalhousie University.

George Elliott Clarke will read his epic poem written for Dalhousie University’s bicentennial on Thursday, December 6. He will be accompanied by pianist Tim Crofts.

A former Talent Trust scholarship recipient, Clarke was born near the Black Loyalist community of Windsor Plains, Nova Scotia, and grew up in Halifax. 

He holds an Honours B.A. in English from the University of Waterloo, an M.A. in English from Dalhousie University, and a Ph.D. in English from Queen's University. 

He is the inaugural E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto. 

In 1998, Clarke was the first recipient of the Nova Scotia Arts Council Portia White Prize. In 2001, he won the Governor General's Award for Poetry for his collection Execution Poems, published by the Gaspereau Press. 

George Elliott Clarke was Canada’s 2016-17 Parliamentary Poet Laureate.

To Tell Dalhousie’s Story: 
Speak a Poem Insurgent / Sound a Piano Insolent!

Thursday, December 6, 2018 
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dalhousie Art Gallery
6101 University Avenue
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Admission is free; all are welcome.

The 65th Annual Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Exhibition follows at 4:00 p.m., which includes Talent Trust scholarship recipient Alice MacLean.

For more information on the poetry reading, visit the event page on Dalhousie University's website.

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