Brick Books and Witches Without Borders Presents Readings by:

Gnaomi Siemens holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of The Arts in poetry and literary translation. Her words can be found at Asymptote, Words Without Borders, The Believer, Slice Magazine, Europe Now Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, Penny Thoughts (UK), and American Chordata, among others in the US and abroad. She recently read from her translations at The British Library’s Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition in London, and was selected by The Poetry Society of New York for a residency at the iconic Mid-Manhattan branch of The New York Public Library for National Poetry Month 2019. Her manuscript The Errant was a finalist for GASHER journal’s first book prize. She lives in New York City.

Tonja Gunvaldsen Klaassen is a poet, teacher, activist and hermit. She’s published three collections of poetry, performed at OBEY unconventional music conventions, and contributed work to the artists’ ‘continuum’ exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery. A granddaughter of a trapper, a cook with a sixth sense, an amateur horticulturalist and a Kafka scholar, she grew up near Manitou Saskatchewan, and now lives in Halifax-K’jipuktuk.

Genevieve Lehr is a poet, gallivanter, and forager of wild things, from Dark Cove, NL. She is the author of Stomata (Brick Books, 2016), The Sorrowing House (Brick Books, 2004), and The Design of Wings (Running Goat Press, 2004), and edited Come And I Will Sing You: A Newfoundland Songbook ( University of Toronto Press, 2003). Her work can be found in many journals in Canada and abroad. She lives inHalifax-K’jipuktuk. For Event Flyer Visit:

Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia 113 Marginal Road, Halifax
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event Contact: 
Genevieve Lehr,