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Flickr event roundup: McKay, McKay, and Dowling

Photographers from across the country have been contributing to our new Quill & Quire Flickr Pool. Below is just a sampling of recent additions.

Poet Don McKay – who was just nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize – took to the stage on March 27, 2007 as part of Ottawa’s long-standing Tree Reading Series. Photographed at the Library and Archives by John W. MacDonald.

On the same evening in Toronto, fellow McKay — this time the unrelated Ami — signed books at Knopf Canada’s New Face of Fiction event at the Gladstone Hotel. Also in attendance were this year’s New Faces, Neil Smith and Jen Sookfong Lee. A detailed and fascinating description of the night can be found on photographer Karen (Sassymonkey)’s own blog.

South of the border, Canadian poet Sarah Dowling reads in Philadelphia as part of the March 24 launch of arts journal EOAGH‘s third issue, dubbed “Queering Language.” This photograph was taken by fellow poet Sina Queyras, whose own Flickr account has a sizable collection of Canadian writer and poet portraits.

Have you recently attended a book reading, library event, or author appearance? Have some interesting book-related pictures you want to share? If you’ve got photos of the Canadian book scene, we’d love to see them. Send them to us or sign up through Flickr and submit your images.