A Night of Food Poetry

A Night of Food Poetry with dee Hobsbawn-Smith
Thursday, May 23 – 7:30pm
Free Admission
Get inspired this spring with poetry, food and conversation!

Join us for a delicious night of Food Poetry by Poet Laureate dee Hobsbawn-Smith. For those who are interested, dee will be leading a brief Poet’s Ramble before the main event; departing from the Station Arts Centre at 6:45 and returning by 7:15. The evening will begin with a reading and talk by dee followed by a Q & A session. In addition to sharing her work, dee asks the bigger question of why poetry continues to matter and resonate in our era. Complimentary snacks will be available along with the Craft Beer & Coffee Bar. This event is made possible by the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.

About the Artist:

dee Hobsbawn-Smith is the 10th Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan. Her award-winning poetry,
essays, fiction, and journalism are at times influenced by her career in the food industry as a Red
Seal chef, educator, Slow Food member, and locavore advocate.

Her literary books include two poetry collections:
Wildness Rushing In (finalist, SK Book Awards Poetry Award and finalist, Book of the Year); and
Among the Untamed; a short story collection

dee’s also written five bestselling Canadian food books, three of which are cookbooks, plus
Shoptalk, a culinary resource book, and Foodshed: An Edible Alberta Alphabet (winner of the
Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards in Canada; Best Culinary Book at the High Plains Book
Awards; and 3rd prize from Les Dames D’Escoffier M.F.K. Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary
Writing.) Slow Food Canada has named dee a Slow Food Hero. She has served on literary and
culinary juries in Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The Poet Laureate selection jury noted dee has a notable history of involvement in the literary
life of Saskatchewan as a mentor, a teacher, an editor, and a writer-in-resident. She’s been a
public speaker, a performer and a long-time chef and local foods advocate. Her impressive
publishing record includes not only poetry, but short stories, a novel, nonfiction, and food
books. She is an experienced and generous writer with boundless energy and her experience as
a chef and food writer will offer a unique perspective as Saskatchewan’s newest Poet Laureate.
With her belief in the “common language of poetry” and her infectious enthusiasm at the
prospect of propagating the possibilities of poetry so that it can “work magic” on as many
people in this province as possible, dee will be an outstanding poetry ambassador.