Lisa Pasold

Improbable Walks - Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Halifax

Rivers tell stories. Paths of travel and connection. Forces of destruction and rebirth. Listen. What do we hear? Come walk into a site-specific story inspired by these particular places...

On October 7,  join poets Lisa Pasold & Ariel Gordon on a walk along the Assiniboine River. 

On October 21, join poets Mari-Lou Rowley & Lisa Pasold on a walk along the Saskatoon River. 

On October 28, join writers Nanci Lee, Gwen Davies & Lisa Pasold on a walk through the Commons.

WINNIPEG - Saturday, October 7, 15h – 16h30 - Meet at Bridge Motors Parking Lot, 20 Maryland Street

SASKATOON -Saturday, October 21, 15h - 16h30 - Meet at the parking lot beyond the entrance to Gabriel Dumont Park (715 Saskatchewan Crescent W)

Halifax - Saturday, October 28, 17h - 18h30 - meeting place tba

Cost: Free, but limited number of spaces available. Please register at

The walks go forward whatever the weather and last approximately 80 minutes.

Ariel Gordon is a Winnipeg writer. Her second book, Stowaways (Palimpsest Press, 2014), won the 2015 Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. She is currently writing creative non-fiction about Winnipeg’s urban forest, slated for publication in 2018 with Wolsak & Wynn, and co-editing an anthology of menstruation-lit with Tanis MacDonald and Rosanna Deerchild, due out with Frontenac House in 2018.

Mari-Lou Rowley is an eco-science poet and interdisciplinary adventurer. She has encountered a timber wolf, come between a black bear and her cub, interviewed an Italian astronaut, found over 44 four-leaf clovers, and published nine collections of poetry. Her most recent books are Unus Mundus (Anvil Press 2013) and Transforium (JackPine Press 2012) in collaboration with visual artist Tammy Lu. She is currently finishing a PhD in social media, neuro-phenomenology and empathy at the University of Saskatchewan.

Lisa Pasold has created site-specific walking stories in cities such as New Orleans, Paris, Saskatoon and Toronto. Her storytelling practice is an experience of place with the audience: moving through a landscape or walking down a street, to imagine together possible histories and lives of the specific place and its community. Lisa’s Any Bright Horse (Frontenac House, 2012), was shortlisted for the 2012 Governor General’s Award. Frontenac has just published her new book, The Riparian, “a love story and thirty tragedies, overheard on a piano dismantled, marooned, with the river washing through its exposed strings.”