Celebrate National Poetry Month!!!
The Fredericton Chapter of the Iberoamerican Academy of Poetry and the League of Canadian Poets invite you to a Poetry Recital in Spanish and English by Fredericton Poets Nela Rio and Joe Blades on Saturday, April 30th at 2 pm at the River Reading Room in the Fredericton Public Library, 12 Carleton St., Fredericton. Both poets will be reading from recent publications and new materials. Nela Rio has recently been nominated for the League of Canadian Poets’ Pat Lowther Memorial Award. She recently launched her collection of poetry, La Luna, Tango, siempre la luna /The Moon, Tango, Always the Moon (Broken Jaw Press, 2010). Blades’ most recent work published is Prison Songs and Storefront Poetry (Ekstasis Editions, 2010). He is an active member of the local BlackTop MotorCycle Gang writers’ group, coordinator of the Fredericton Small Press & Community Fair, and President of the League of Canadian Poets.
This event is held in conjunction with the 2011 National Poetry Month. For its 2011 National Poetry Month activities, The League of Canadian Poets acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing Industry Development Program. Other sponsors include the Public Lending Right Commission, the Government of Canada, and the Canadian Library Association.
Please join us for what promises to be an exceptional reading!