Poetry Reading: Carla Funk
The Katonah Poetry Series will continue its 50th anniversary celebration with a reading by noted Canadian poet Carla Funk. Carla Funk was born and raised in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, one of the earliest Mennonite settlements in the province. She completed a BFA in Writing and English and an MA in English Literature at the University of Victoria, where she taught for more than fifteen years. Funk served as Victoria’s inaugural poet laureate from 2006 to 2008. She has published five books of poetry, including Gloryland (Turnstone Press, 2016), Apologetic, and The Sewing Room. Her work has appeared in sucb anthologies as Hammer & Tongs: A Smoking Lung Anthology and Breathing Fire: Canada's New Poets. In 2012 she won the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Award; she is currently polishing a creative nonfiction collection about small-town childhood and spiritual imagination. “Memory, childhood, family, language, faith, imagination and the natural world are the kingdoms she happily plunders in her writing.” (The Scores, Autumn 2016). "Her writing is achingly lovely. Her images are unexpected windows to tenderness and terror, and her ear is blessed with perfect pitch." (George Sipos, Connections Magazine)
Admission $10 donation; students free. For further information please visit www.katonahpoetry.com. Visit KPS on Facebook and Twitter. The Katonah Village Library is located at 26 Bedford Road, within easy walking distance of the Katonah Metro-North train station.