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Award-winning poet to give a public reading

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DAWSON CREEK – Award-winning poet Ruth Roach Pierson will be giving a public reading at Northern Lights College on March 15.

The reading will start at 7 pm in Room 115 of the Health Sciences Building at the College’s Dawson Creek Campus, with videoconferencing available at the Fort St. John Campus in the Industry Training Centre, Room 115.

Pierson is a former professor at the University of Toronto, and the author of They’re Still Women After All: The Second World War and Canadian Womanhood (McClelland & Stewart 1986).

Her poems have appeared in numerous publications, including: ARC, CV2, Event, The Fiddlehead, Grain, The Literary Review of Canada, The Malahat Review, Pagitica, Pottersfield Portfolio, Prism International, Quills, Room of One’s Own, and a number of anthologies.

Where No Window Was
, her first book of poems, was published in 2002. Her second book of poems, Aide-Mémoire, was named a finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her third collection, CONTRARY, was released in March 2011.

Admission to the reading is free and everyone is welcome to attend. The League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts have provided support for this event.

For more information, contact Donna Kane at 250-784-7613 or email

Ruth Roach Pierson

Ruth Roach Pierson