|Award-winning poet, A.F. Moritz, this Tuesday at Open Space
||[Sep. 26th, 2010|12:36 am]
University of Victoria
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Open Word: Readings and Ideas
Time: Tuesday, September 28 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: 510 Fort Street (Open Space), Victoria, BC
Event: Open Word: Readings and Ideas
Place: Open Space, 510 Fort St.
Date: Open Space: Tuesday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Writer: A.F. Moritz (Toronto)
Victoria — Open Word: Readings and Ideas returns for another exciting season with A. F. Moritz, 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize recipient for his collection of poetry, The Sentinel. Moritz will be reading at Open Space on Tuesday September 28 at 7:30 p.m. Moritz’s reading at Open Space will be followed by a conversation with local poet Tim Lilburn.
Moritz has written over 10 books of poetry. He is the author of Houseboat on the Styx, Conflicting Desire and The End of the Age. Mortiz has translated seven books of poetry and is the co-author of several works of non-fiction. He has taught at the University of Toronto since 1986.
Throughout the years Moritz has won distinguished awards for his poetry including a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry, the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the 2005 ReLit Award for best book of Canadian poetry for Night Street Repairs, selection to the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, and the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize for the title poem of his collection, The Sentinel. Moritz has been nominated twice for a Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, once in 2000 for Rest on the Flight into Egypt and a second time in 2008 for The Sentinel.
A. F. Moritz is a prolific poet who has published numerous acclaimed collections and contributed to many anthologies and periodicals. Moritz has worked in a number of occupations, including advertising copywriter and executive, editor and publisher (Watershed Books), and has held various university teaching positions, including senior lecturer at Victoria College.