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Susan McCaslin: Book launches and Readings Susan McCaslin’s Fall 2016 Launches and Readings from her new volume of poetry, Painter, Poet, Mountain: After Cézanne (Quattro Books, Oct. 1, 2016) “Painter, Poet, Mountain: After Cézanne” re-enacts a journey to Aix-en-Provence in 2013, where the poet found herself in a "heart-soul-mind-clench" with the post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne. Her book traces how the artist from Aix-en-Provence accompanied her home to the Fraser Valley outside Fort Langley, British Columbia where she gazed through his eyes to see afresh the trees and landscapes near her home. McCaslin's poems stand within the tradition of ekphrastic poetry as both a response to and reenactment of painting. Her book suggests how, by moving toward abstraction while being viscerally connected to the living trees and mountains of his bioregion, Cézanne helps us experience the world in all its shimmering processes. Readers may be surprised to discover the impact of Cézanne's achievement on later poets, philosophers, and writers, the enormity and enduring quality of his legacy. Read as a whole, this book suggests that Paul Cezanne was an early deep ecologist. Ontario: Thurs. Sept. 29. Ottawa launch, hosted by Quattro Books at Pressed Coffeehouse, 750 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa, 7 pm., featuring Susan McCaslin, Richard Osler, Cora Siré, Sanita Fejzić,and Mark Frutkin: http://pressed-ottawa.com/ www.quattrobooks.ca Sun. Oct. 2. Susan McCaslin reading in Lit Live Reading Series, The Staircase Cafe and Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. N., Hamilton, ON. 7:30 p.m. http://litlive.blogspot.ca/ Tues. Oct. 4. Susan McCaslin reading in Rowers Reading Series, Supermarket Restaurant, 268 Augusta Ave. Toronto. Opens 6:30 pm, reading begins 7:00 p.m. https://rowerspubreadingseries.wordpress.com/ Wed. Oct. 5. Susan McCaslin and Richard Osler launching at the Quattro Book Launch, Toronto, Supermarket Restaurant, 268 Augusta Ave. (event room at rear of dining area); doors open 7:00 pm; start time 7:30 p.m. Free. http://www.supermarketto.ca/ Contact: info@quattrobooks.ca

Free. Thurs. Oct. 20. Book launch. Susan McCaslin and Richard Osler launch their new volumes of poetry through Quattro Books, Susan’s Painter, Poet, Mountain: After Cézanne and Richard’s Hyaena Season. Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St., Morris J. Wosk Boardrom, 7th floor. 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Host: Allan Briesmaster. More information at vpl.ca. Friday Oct. 21. Susan McCaslin and Richard Osler reading at Planet Earth Poetry Series, Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave., Victoria, 7 pm. With Richard Osler. Host: Daniel Scott. http://planetearthpoetry.com/ Thurs. Oct. 27. Susan McCaslin and Richard Osler reading at Twisted Poets Literary Salon for Pandora’s Collective, Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main St., Vancouver, BC, 7-9 pm. www.susanmccaslin.ca

From Stop Site C, http://www.stopsitec.org/ BUS IMAGE The Treaty 8 Justice Caravan had a fantastic, successful launch (Sep. 5th.) We had a number of speakers including MP Romeo Saganash who came all the way from Quebec as well as UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Philip and his wife Joan Philip who drove all the way up from Vancouver just to attend the launch and provide words of encouragement and support. The caravan is travelling across the country – to be in Montreal on Monday, September 12th, the date that the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations’ court case will be heard at the Federal Supreme Court.

Lower mainland Vancouver: October 2016 Sun. Oct. 16. Susan McCaslin reading at Poetic Justice with Richard Osler, 11:30-1:30 pm. Host: James Felton. Boston Pizza, New Westminster (the Party Room), 1045 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC. Q & A afterward.

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