LAMP LIT welcomes writers of all levels of experience who are looking for some time to devote to their work. Participating writers will learn to develop their skills and hone their craft, engage in meaningful discussions with their peers while having time to devote to their writing. Jay MillAr will moderate daily workshops and will meet one-on-one with participants to discuss their work. Writers will also have the opportunity to participate in community readings. Writers attending LAMP LIT should come prepared to be inspired and challenged, reinvigorated and committed to their writing practice.
Sue Goyette lives in Halifax and has published five books of poems and a novel. Her forthcoming collection, Penelope, in first person will be published by Gaspereau Press in the fall of 2017. She's been nominated for several awards including the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General's Award She has won the CBC Literary Prize for Poetry, the Bliss Carman, the Pat Lowther, the J. M. Abraham Poetry Award, the Relit Award, and the 2015 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia Masterworks Arts Award for her collection, Ocean. Sue teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Dalhousie University.
Jay MillAr is the author of several books, the most recent of which are the small blue, esp: accumulation sonnets, Other Poems and Timely Irreverence. He is also the author of several privately published editions, including Lack Lyrics, which tied to win the 2008 bpNichol Chapbook Award. Jay is the publisher at BookThug (a publishing house dedicated to contemporary work by well-known and emerging North American writers) and Apollinaire's Bookshoppe (a virtual bookstore that specializes in the books that no one wants to buy). He lives in Toronto.