Anne Simpson's residency at the College will run from early September until early December 2017. She is the latest in a line of visiting Canadian writers in residence at the College that began in 1999-2000 with Lynn Coady.
Anne Simpson is a poet, novelist, and essayist. Her second book of poetry, Loop, won the Griffin Poetry Prize. Her second novel, Falling, was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and won the Dartmouth Award for Fiction. Her book of essays, The Marram Grass: Poetry and Otherness, is a series of mediations on poetry, philosophy, and art. She has been a Writer-in-Residence at libraries and universities across the country, and has been a faculty member at the Banff Centre. She lives in northeastern Nova Scotia.
At Green College, Anne will organize and host three public panel discussions under the general title of “The Arts and Sciences of Living Now.” The first will be on "Women, Fiction, and Politics," (Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 5pm) the second on "Poetry and Ecology" (Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 5pm) and the last on "Palliative Care and the Arts." (Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 5pm).
Anne will give a reading of her work on (Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5pm) in the Coach House at Green College, under the title of “Self and No Self: Poetic Undoing.” She will also speak in a Members' Series event titled, "Greenwords Gathering: An Evening of Words and Music by Green College Residents" (Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8 pm in the Piano Lounge).