Friday, March 16, 2018


7.30-9.00p.m., LINC classroom, 4th floor, Central Branch,Hamilton Public Library
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ – How I ended up doing a latish life MFA in California, what I did, what I learned about writing and life

Ross Belot
is a photographer, documentary film maker, columnist on energy and climate change for and a poet. His first collection, Swimming in the Dark, was published in 2008 by Black Moss Press. He was a finalist for the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize. He has had multiple residencies at the Banff Centre for writing and photography, published poetry in literary journals and had a poem selected for Best in Canadian Poetry in English 2013.  After over three decades in the oil industry he took early retirement in 2014 and concentrated on his creative endeavours.  This somehow led to an MFA at St Mary’s College of California working with top American poets, Brenda Hillman and Matthew Zapruder. He took six months after graduating from that program to fully experience the Bay area and the West Coast.