Local poet, Jagjeet Sharma, will be launching her most recent compilation of poetry on July 19 at the North Grenville Public Library. Jagjeet’s poetry is accessible, beautifully written, and touches on some important issues in Canada and throughout the world. Her new book, called Fragments, was partially inspired by the horrible bus crash that happened in Ottawa earlier this year. “I was touched by the stories of the people affected,” she says.
Other themes in her book include women’s issues, and the refugee and immigrant experience. A news junkie, Jagjeet describes her writing as journalistic poetry. “I observe, I feel, I write,” she says.
As with her first book, Jagjeet is donating all the proceeds from sales to the Ottawa Heart Institute. She says she has already raised $800 for the cause.
The book launch will be held at 2 pm on July 19 at the North Grenville Public Library (NGPL). Both Mayor Nancy Peckford and MP Michael Barrett will be on hand for the celebration.