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Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in Blyth, Creative Economy, Events - Local, Events - Tourist, Featured Stories, North Huron, Tourism | 0 comments

Canada’s Poet Laureate Fred Wah to visit Queen’s Bakery, Blyth

BLYTH — As Fred Wahpart of a special tour co-lead by the Foundation for Education, the “Kootenay boy” is visiting schools in Perth and Huron counties and making a couple of evening presentations in communities.

The public events will take place at Waterloo Stratford Campus on Wed., Oct. 24 at 7pm and at Queen’s Bakery in Blyth on Thurs., Oct 25 at 7:30. Its theme is ‘Readings and discussions about Canadian poetry, creativity and where it all fits in our everyday life.’

Canada’s fifth Parliamentary Poet Laureate, University of Calgary Professor Emeritus Fred Wah brings his innovative and collaborative literary style to the national task of drawing Canadians’ attention to the reading and writing of poetry. “My work as Parliamentary Poet Laureate will continue to engage poetry as it represents our homes and migrations, our questions of history and identity.” Read more: Canada’s Poet Laureate Fred Wah to visit Queen’s Bakery.

From Foundation for Education Perth Huron, Oct. 19, 2012, and The Queen’s Bakery, Oct. 22, 2012.