CLAUDIA COUTU RADMORE
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Cultural Collections Reading Room
Level 2, Auchmuty Library
10:00 – 11:00 am
followed by morning tea
Claudia Coutu Radmore, winner of the 2009 National Capital Canadian Author’s Award for Poetry, will read excerpts from her latest works, Arctic Twilight and a minute or two/without remembering and discuss the books and her writing.
Arctic Twilight recounts the life of Leonard Budgell who ran the Hudson’s Bay Company trading posts for decades in isolated communities up the Labrador coast and across the Arctic. he chronicles, in an outpouring of letters to a much younger female friend, a traditional way of life that was changing forever.
a minute or two / without remembering covers the history of New France, the settlement of the area around Montreal, Quebec between the years 1672 and 1790. The voices that tell the stories, and of the history, conflict, news stories and cultural development of those times are women, men, children, soldiers erc who are her actual ancestors, members of the Coutu family.
Claudia Coutu Radmore is also a writer of Japanese-form poetry. She is a teacher, artist and writer who has lived in China and the South Pacific, and now lives near Ottawa.
All are welcome to attend the reading.