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Former poet laureate selling his book at Capreol museum Saturday

Thomas Leduc will be reading some of his poetry

Former Greater Sudbury poet laureate Thomas Leduc will be sharing poetry from his new book collection at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol Saturday.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Autographed copies of Leduc's book will be available for sale. 
Slagflower: Poems Unearthed from a Mining Town” is Leduc's debut collection of poetry. 

The book captures a city struggling to grow beyond its past and become more than just a mining town, while reflecting the internal human conflict to be more than family history, more than a past. 
“Thomas has been touring museums across the North all summer long and we are excited to welcome him to Capreol,” said Derek Young, Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre operations manager, in a press release.

“Sharing our collective history and heritage through spoken word and poetry adds a new element to our exhibitions at the museum, which promotes the railroading, mining and lumbering history of Greater Sudbury and Northern Ontario.”  
There are many more value-added events and attractions included with museum admission during the month of August. For a full listing of event programs, visit