Eric Winter - Roy Kempton - Rod Anderson
Poets Reading at 66 King East - Sept. 17, 2009

Giving his first public reading since his recent retirement from the position of Cobourg’s Poet Laureate, Cobourg resident Eric Winter will be one of three local poets headlining the Cobourg Poetry Workshop’s 3rd Thursday Poetry Readings series, which resume on September 17 at Meet At 66 King Street East. Winter has long been considered the Godfather of the local poetry movement, from its early beginnings in 2000, when a chance happening caused a group of people to meet once a month at the library to talk about poetry, to the creation of the Workshop - which spawned James Pickersgill’s highly successful POW Festival earlier this year, placing Cobourg firmly on the national poetry map.

In what will be a celebration of Northumberland County poets, Winter will be joined by Colborne poet Roy Kempton, familiar to Cobourg audiences, who will be reading new works which, he says, "Are written in style that members of the Workshop won’t associate with me.", and guest poet Rod Anderson, who left the professional life in 1983 to write poetry, short stories and opera librettit. Anderson, who moved to Cobourg in 1990 with his artist wife, Merike Lugas, will be reading in Cobourg for the first time since a 1998 appearance at the Java Man.

The 3rd Thursday Poetry Readings start at 7.00pm and there is no admission charge