Lakehead announces book launch for student’s book of poetry

Jessica Dawson

Jessica Dawson, Lakehead Orillia student, recently published a book of poetry inspired by her studies at Lakehead. 

February 1, 2016 – Orillia, ON

Lakehead student Jessica Dawson, in her third year of the Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science/Bachelor of Education program, has recently published a book of poetry that was inspired by her studies at Lakehead Orillia.  

Her book, “Little Nothings,” is a chapbook – a short, condensed book – of personal reflections written with an interdisciplinary perspective. Dawson is studying Interdisciplinary Studies, English, and Education at Lakehead University and she says the emphasis on critical analysis in many of her courses is what provided inspiration for her writing.

Dawson will launch the newly published book with a book-signing event on Saturday, February 6 at Manticore Books, 103 Mississaga Street East, in downtown Orillia.

This is an opportunity for students and members of the community to meet Jessica and learn about her poetry. The event is presented by Lakehead University, the Lakehead University Student Union, and Manticore Books. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be available.


Book Signing by Jessica Dawson

Lakehead University Orillia student


Saturday, February 6

11 am


Manticore Books

103 Mississaga St. E.


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Kathy Hunt, Communications Officer
705-330-4008 ext. 2014

Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.

Maclean’s 2016 University Rankings place Lakehead University second in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and first among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2015, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead first among Canada’s undergraduate universities.