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BC Book Prizes' Poetry Finalist Reads in Vancouver and Victoria

Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2008

Gillian Wigmore will be reading selected poems from soft geography (Caitlin, $15.95), which was recently shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, at UBC’s Bookstore, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver as part of the Robson Reading Series on April 10 at 6:30pm.

Wigmore will also be reading at Solstice Café, 529 Pandora Ave in Victoria on April 12 at 6:30pm.

Gillian Wigmore grew up in Vanderhoof, BC. She graduated from the University of Victoria in 1999, and currently lives in Prince George. She has been published in CV2, filling station, the Inner Harbour Review, and Westwords and Northword magazines. Her first chapbook, home when it moves you, was published by Creekstone Press in 2005.

Upon hearing of her nomination, Wigmore said, "I'm delighted and overwhelmed and enormously honoured."

The Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize recognizes the best collection of poetry in BC. Other books shortlisted for this award are: Forage, by Rita Wong (Nightwood Editions); The Incorrection, By George McWhiter (Oolichan Books); Ox, by Christopher Patton (Vehicule Press); and Paper Trail, by Arleen Paré (NeWest Press).The winner will be announced at the Lieutenant Governor's BC Book Prize Gala on April 26th at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. The BC Book Prizes were founded in 1985, to celebrate BC's writers and publishers. The Prizes are administered and awarded by members of a non-profit society who represent all areas of the publishing and writing community.