Join us in launching our newest chapbooks:

The Orange Scribbler and footnotes with Wendy McGrath and sophie anne edwards.

DATE: Saturday, January 20th, 2024 at 7 pm.

LOCATION: PavedArts, 424 20th Street West

 sophie anne edwards (she/her/settler) is an environmental artist, geopoet and curator of English and French descent who lives on Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island), northeastern Ontario. A geographer (SSHRC funded, PhD/ABD, Queen’s U) she is interested in the spatial imaginary, geopoetics and the possibilities of interspecies collaboration. Her field- and installation-based practice focuses on the complexities of local ecosystems (social, cultural, historical, colonial, environmental). Her first book of poetry will be published by Talon Books in 2024 (not formally announced yet). Other work has been published by Gap Riot Press, Blasted Tree Press, The Capilano Review, Room Magazine, Arc Poetry Magazine, and forthcoming in the Hamilton Review and Canadian Notes and Queries.

footnotes is a hybrid poetic foray into complex domestic dynamics. Entirely written in the footnotes of the page, this is a ‘story’ that visually and narratively lives within the margins of the dominant story. 

an author photo of sophie. A Caucasian person with hair tied back in a ponytail.

Wendy McGrath is a Métis poet, writer, and visual artist living in amiskwacîwâskahikan
(Edmonton) on Treaty 6 Territory. Winner of the inaugural Prairie Grindstone Prize 2023-2024,
McGrath’s writing practice embraces multiple genres—fiction, poetry, spoken word, and
creative non-fiction. McGrath describes her writing as “Prairie Gothic,” and strives to give voice
to working class stories.