Introductory remarks, Making Art in Winnipeg - Friday, November 5 at 8:30 pm
Catherine Hunter is a poet and novelist whose practice is deeply grounded in her home town of Winnipeg. She is the author of seven books, including the award-winning poetry collection Latent Heat (Signature Editions) and her most recent work, the crime novel Queen of Diamonds (Turnstone Press). Catherine teaches at the University of Winnipeg, where she is currently chair of the English department.
Description of Catherine Hunter's talk:
Making Art in Winnipeg
In "Making Art in Winnipeg," a writer reflects on the nature of the city, its artists, and their work. How does the city create art and how does the art, in turn, create the city? And what does it mean to make art in your hometown, year after year...decade after decade? While some artists tire of the same old place and leave to seek new challenges, those who stay are witness to the way the city shifts and changes through the years, revealing elusive truths about human existence and the nature of inspiration.