Authors on Art
Wednesday 27 June 2018, 7:00 pm

Oakville Galleries at Centennial Square

Join us for our Authors on Art series with Jamaica's Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison, held alongside An Assembly of Shapes. With a background in painting herself, Goodison is known for making use of richly evocative visual description in both her poetry and prose.

This program is free of charge. To reserve your seats, please click the button below.


Lorna Goodison is the current Poet Laureate of Jamaica, and a major figure in world literature. Her many prizes include the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Musgrave Gold Medal from Jamaica, The British Columbia Award for Non-fiction for From Harvey River: A Memoir of My mother And Her People, and the 2018 Windham Campbell Prize for Poetry from Yale University. She has published three collections of short stories and ten collections of poetry. Her Collected Poems, was published in 2017. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Michigan, where she was the Lemuel A. Johnson Professor of English and African and Afroamerican Studies.

Related Exhibitions

An Assembly of Shapes

Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens & at Centennial Square

An Assembly of Shapes brings together the work of nineteen Canadian artists—based both locally and internationally—working in and around painting. Moving between figuration and abstraction, the works in this exhibition emerge from an underlying curiosity about both form and content, reflecting the stakes of creating and circulating images in our current moment.

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