Tag Archives: MacDonald Room Reading Series

Poetry Reading: Brian Bartlett

Poetry Reading / Q&A:  Poetry & Process

Brian Bartlett

MacDonald Room Reading Series 2017

All welcome. Open to the public. Free

Brian Bartlett Wanting the DayBrian Bartlett has published 7 collections of poetry, including The Watchmaker’s Table and The Afterlife of Trees, as well as a book of prose, Ringing Here & There: A Natural Calendar; he has twice won The Malahat Review Long Poem prize. He is currently editing the collected poems of Alden Nowlan with 3 new books forthcoming, including a second book of nature writing (from Gaspereau Press).

“reflective precision” . . . “a passionate worldview & joy in language”
(Canadian Literature; Arc)

Monday March 6
7:30 p.m.
Mount Saint Vincent University Library
EMF Centre, Main Floor
166 Bedford Highway

Campus map

poster [pdf]


Cornelia Hoogland reading / talk Oct. 20

Cornelia Hoogland, Woods Wolf GirlThe MacDonald Room Reading Series kicks off this year with a reading and short talk by Cornelia Hoogland.  She will read from her poetry, “Woods Wolf Girl,” (2011) and will discuss her adaptation of it for the play “Red” (2013).

MacDonald Room
Mount Saint Vincent University Library
EMF Centre
Tuesday, October 20
7:30 p.m.

Free.  Open to the public.  All welcome.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council and Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Poster: C HOOGLAND MacDonald Rm Reading Oct 20 2015 [pdf]

Poets: the next generation

Two writers will read for you in the MacDonald Room, Tuesday, October 7. 7:30 p.m.  Free and open to the public.

Shannon Webb-Campbell, winner of Egale Canada’s Out in Print Award, is critic-in-residence for Canadian Women in the Literary Arts. Still No Word (Breakwater Books, 2015) will be her first book of poetry. She is earning her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia and lives in Halifax.

Jaime Forsythe is the author of Sympathy Loophole (Mansfield Press, 2012). She edited the Invisible Publishing anthology Transits: Stories from In-Between. Her work has appeared in publications such as Lemon Hound, This Magazine, Geist, The Puritan, and The New Quarterly. She lives in Halifax.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014
7:30 p.m.
MacDonald Room, Main Floor
Mount Saint Vincent University Library

Free. Open to the public. All welcome.

MacDonald Rm Readings Oct 7 2014 poster [pdf]

Campus map and directions

MacDonald Room Reading Series Feb. 10

Valentine’s Week:  Love in all its Facets: Dark & Bright

Carole Glasser Langille
Nolan Natasha Pike

All you need is… poems! Join us for a Valentine’s week reading with award-winning established writer Carole Glasser Langille and exciting emerging talent Nolan Natasha Pike. Monday, February 10th at 7:30 p.m. in The MacDonald Room, Mount Library (main floor). Here is love in all its facets, dark and bright. Open to the public.  All are welcome.

Carol Glasser Langille

Carole Glasser Langille‘s fourth book of poetry, Church of the Exquisite Panic: The Ophelia Poems was nominated for The Atlantic Poetry Prize in 2013. She was awarded The Established Artist Recognition Award in 2013. The author of a collection of short stories and two children’s books, she has given readings and workshops in South Africa, India, and Kaui. Currently she teaches Creative Writing: Poetry at Dalhousie University.

Nolan Natasha Pike

Nolan Natasha Pike is an artist and writer from Toronto who has settled on the east coast. The recipient of multiple university creative writing awards as well as film and writing mentorships, his batting practice was released by Paisley Chapbook Press in 2013; he writes poems in between trips to the beach and episodes of Roseanne.  Currently in the WFNS’s mentorship program, Nolan is working towards the completion of his first novel.

The MacDonald Room Reading Series pairs established and exciting emerging talent and acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets, as well as co-sponsors the Alexa McDonough Institute, the Mount Library, the Mount Writing Centre, and the Department of English.

Feb 10 2014 MacDonald Rm Reading poster


Poetry reading Nov. 5

Poetry reading: Kate Cayley & Chantelle Rideout

The MacDonald Room Reading Series
Tuesday, November 5
7:30 p.m.
MacDonald Room, MSVU Library, Main Floor

All are welcome  —  free  —  open to the public

Kate CayleyKate Cayley‘s first collection of poetry, When This World Comes to an End, is published by Brick Books. She is the artistic director of Stranger Theatre and has co-created, directed and written eight plays with the company. She is a playwright-in-residence at Tarragon Theatre, and her first short story collection, How You Were Born, is forthcoming from Pedlar Press.

Chantelle Rideout We are pleased to welcome back to the Mount Chantelle Rideout, who earned her Honours English degree here before completing her Master’s in English and Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick. Her first poetry collection, Sotto Voce, was published in February of this year with Frog Hollow Press, and her poetry has appeared in various literary journals including The Malahat Review and Room Magazine. She lives, writes, and teaches in Halifax.

MacDonald Rm. Reading Series Nov. 5 poster [pdf]

sponsors: Canada Council for the Arts; The League of Canadian Poets; Alexa McDonough Institute; MSVU Library; MSVU English Department

Poetry Reading: Jan Conn & Catherine Greenwood

Poetry Reading Jan Conn and Catherine Greenwood

The MacDonald Room Reading Series 2013
Monday, October 7
7:30 p.m.
MSVU Library, Main Floor
Open to the public – all welcome –  free


Jan ConnJan Conn

Jan Conn was raised in Asbestos, Quebec and lives now in Massachusetts, where she is a professor of Biomedical Sciences researching the genetics and ecology of mosquitoes. She has published eight books of poetry, most recently Edge Effects (2012); Whisk, written with Yoko’s Dogs, was published in 2013 by Pedlar Press.

Catherine GreenwoodCatherine Greenwood

Catherine Greenwood’s poetry has been widely published in journals and anthologies; her first book, The Pearl King and Other Poems (2004), was a Kiriyama Prize notable book: her new book, The Lost Letters, is published September 2013. She works for British Columbia’s Ministry of Justice in Victoria.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the League of Canadian Poets, and co-sponsors, the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender, and Social Justice, the Mount Saint Vincent University Library and the English Department.


MacDonald Rm Readings Oct 7 poster [pdf]