WHAT: The Single Onion will feature four great poets for an online reading, with Shelf Life Books as a co-host. Mary Lee Bragg, Colin Morton, Nisha Patel, and Anne Sorbie.

WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 7pm

WHERE: go to our Facebook page for the link: HERE

About the readers:

Mary Lee Bragg grew up in Standard and Calgary, and graduated from the University of Calgary. She now lives in Ottawa, where she worked for the federal government. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in literary magazines and ezines in Canada, the United States and Cuba, including Ascent, Bywords Quarterly, CV2, Grain, Queens Quarterly and the Windsor Review. She has published two poetry chapbooks: How Women Work and Winter Music, as well as the novel Shooting AngelsThe Landscape That Isn’t There is her first full length collection of poetry. She is married to the poet Colin Morton, and they have one son. 

Colin Morton has published over a dozen books and chapbooks ranging from visual and sound poetry (The Cabbage of Paradise) to historical narratives (The Hundred Cuts: Sitting Bull and the Major). His work includes stories and reviews, a novel and, with Ed Ackerman, the typewriter-animated poetry film Primiti Too Taa. His most recent books are Winds and Strings (Buschek, 2013) and The Undead (Aeolus House, 2018)

Nisha Patel is an Indo-Canadian poet, artist, and public speaker. She is the current Poet Laureate for the City of Edmonton. She is also the 2019 Canadian Individual Slam Champion, the 2019 Edmonton Slam Champion, and the Executive Director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Her new chapbook “I See You” is available now. Her first collection will be forthcoming with NeWest Press. She is the author of “Limited Success” and co-author of “Water”, all available at Glass Bookshop. Nisha holds a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Alberta school of Business with a major in Business Economics and Law, a minor in Political Science, and a Certificate in Leadership.

Anne Sorbie’s fiction, poetry, essays and book reviews have been published by Inanna Publications, Thistledown Press, The University of Alberta Press, Frontenac House, and House of Blue Skies; in magazines and journals such as Alberta Views, Geist, and Other Voices; and online with Brick Books, CBC Canada Writes, Geist, and Wax Poetry and Art. Her first collection of poetry, Falling Backwards Into Mirrors, was released by Inanna Publications in October 2019. As a past editor of Dandelion Magazine and chapbook publisher (Skyview Press), Anne has combined her love of visual and written art to create both periodicals and chapbooks. The (M)othering Anthology, which Anne co-edited with, Heidi Grogan, will be published by Inanna Publications (Toronto).

The Single Onion takes place the third Thursday of the month, nine times a year. Our event schedule can always be found at:

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of The Canada Council for the Arts, The League of Canadian Poets, the Calgary Arts Development, and the Writers’ Union of Canada.

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