FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CELEBRATED CANADIAN POET: P.K. Page
SEPTEMBER 18, 2002, PETERBOROUGH - The
Department of English at Trent University will host a conference in
October to explore the work of Canadian poet and visual artist P.K.
A woman whose work spans six decades, P.K. Page has published more
than 20 books in the genres of poetry, fiction, memoir, childrens
literature and translation. As a visual artist, under the name of
P.K. Irwin, she has produced an impressive body of work that is represented
in many major Canadian galleries.
The conference, entitled "Extraordinary Presence: The Worlds
of P.K.Page," will take place October 24 to 27, 2002. During
those days a number of events will be held on campus and in the greater
Peterborough community, including the presentation of academic papers,
poetry readings and tributes, an exhibit of P.K. Pages visual
art at the Art Gallery of Peterborough, a showing of films by and
about P.K. Page, a concert, a banquet hosted by CBCs Shelagh
Rogers, and an open mike session with P.K. Page, local poets and students.
Now in her 85th year, P.K. Page will be in attendance at the conference.
Also featured are a variety of artists, writers and other participants
including Eve Egoyan, Patrick Lane, Carolyn Zonailo, Marilyn Bowering,
Elizabeth Brewster and more.
Mark your calendars and be sure to attend the many events planned
to celebrate the depth and resonance of the work of P.K. Page. Some
events are free and open to the general public. For a full schedule
of events and registration information, please visit www.trentu.ca/presence.
Media are welcome and encouraged to attend this event. For more information,
please contact: Professor Zailig Pollock, Department of English, Trent
University, (705) 748-1011, ext. 1793 or Marilyn Burns, Communications,
Trent University (705) 748-1303.