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Diane Drieger launches “Red With Living: Poems and Art”

Location: McNally Robinson Booksellers (1120 Grant Avenue – Grant Park)
Time and Date: May 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM (14:00hrs)

Come celebrate the launch of Diane Drieger’s latest book “Red with Living: Poems and Art” at McNally Robinson Booksellers in the Atrium, on Sunday, May 1.

About the Collection:

In this collection of poems and art, Driedger ruminates on the colour of living. It is red with excitement, pain, sunsets, blood, and tropical flowers. Along the way, she paints herself into the works of Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet and Maud Lewis. She confronts the body in two different contexts: Trinidad and Tobago Carnival and breast cancer treatment. Raised Mennonite, Driedger discusses issues around celebrating the body. In the second context, she reflects on the experience of undergoing cancer treatment and of being chronically ill.

Artist Bio:

Diane Driedger is a poet, writer, visual artist and educator. Her first poetry book, The Mennonite Madonna, was published in 1999. She is author of the Last Civil Rights Movement: Disabled Peoples’ International, and editor or co-editor of four anthologies by women with disabilities, including, Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader (2010). Driedger was awarded the Inaugural Tanis Doe Award for Distinction in Disability Study and Culture from the Canadian Disability Studies Association in 2009.

She lives in Manitoba and is Assistant Professor in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba.

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