Wednesday, October 14, 2009

University of Ottawa Reading

Friday Circle and the Creative Writing Program,
Department of English.
University of Ottawa
are pleased to invite you to an evening of poetry and commentary
with one of Nepal’s leading authors,
Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma.

Time: Tuesday, October 27, 2009,

5:30 p.m. (17.30 hrs.)

Place:   Glenn Clever Room, 3rd floor
Arts Building
70 Laurier Ave East

Yuyutsu R.D. Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator who was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal when he was very young.  He now lives in Kathmandu and edits Pratik: A Magazine of Contemporary Writing and contributes literary columns to Nepal’s leading papers, The Himalayan Times and The Kathmandu Post.

He has  published nine  poetry collections including Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America (Howling Dog Press, Colorado, 2009), Annapurna Poems,(Nirala, New Delhi 2008), and A photographic and Poetic Journey to the Foot of Everest, (Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2006) with German photographer Andreas Stimm.

He is the recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.  He is presently on a reading tour in Canada and the U.S.

Free admission

For further information, please contact Prof. S. Mayne, 613 562-5800, x 1148

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