A poetry reading from Karen Houle’s “The Grand River Watershed: A Folk Ecology” matched with artifacts and stories found in the museum’s gallery spaces. Karen has made the finalists list for the Governor General’s Literary Award for this work. She will share readings from this collection which contemplates the complexities of the Grand River watershed in southern Ontario. Afterwards, mingle in the museum to view the many artifacts which are embedded in her poems. Karen will be available to share in conversations.
About Karen Houle:
Karen Houle is the author of two poetry collections, Ballast (1995) and During (2000). She teaches in the Philosophy department at the University of Guelph (University of Guelph College of Arts). She is also involved with Guelph Centre for Urban Organic Farming where her interest in putting environmental ethics into practice has shifted her toward land-based approaches to learning. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.