Lunch Poems at SFU

Lunch Poems at SFU: Judith Penner and Michael V. Smith

Lunch Poems March 2019 Penner Smith

Lunch Poems at SFU connects the city with poets – it’s a great place to bring your lunch and your questions about poetry. There’s always a Q & A after the reading.

The light in the Teck Gallery at SFU’s Vancouver Campus is beautiful, the vibe is friendly and relaxed.

And we always end on time.

More Details Here

Events and readings

March 29: Ottawa VERSefest 2019



Excited to be attending VERSefest 2019, Ottawa’s International Poetry Festival, with Dr. Mark Winston to read from Listening to the Bees!

“VERSeFest is Ottawa’s annual International Festival of Poetry. Built on a mandate of fostering creative crossroads and community, we feature English and French poetry of all traditions, styles, and forms. Since 2011, we have showcased the best local, Canadian, and international poets performing in both spoken and written word genres. As one of Canada’s largest and most successful poetry festivals, our stages have featured readings by Griffin, Governor General, and Pulitzer Prize winners.”

Reading Event Details Here

about doing the work

After the Battle of Kingsway, the bees – A Second Printing

After the Battle of Kingsway

This little chapbook I made is now in its second printing, and just in time for Ottawa’s VERSefest later this month! My gratitude to all the readers who love and collect chapbooks and to micro-publishers like the amazing above/ground press.

Check out their selection of chapbooks HERE

Events and readings

March 17: Pop Up Dances and World Poetry Day

Poetry and Dance VPL March 2019

“Celebrate World Poetry Day with New Works and the Vancouver Public Library. The second edition of Pop Up Dances at the Central Library brings some of Vancouver’s most exciting literary and performance artists under one roof. This year we are thrilled to feature new collaborations by:

  • Alexa Mardon & Stacey Ho
  • Carmen Rodríguez & Zahra Shahab
  • Salomé Nieto & Renée Saklikar
  • Nyla Carpentier & Shazia Hafiz Ramji
  • Barbara Adler & Juan Carlos Villegas

This free public event is open to everyone and aims to create unique settings for artists and audiences to create and experience dance and poetry.”

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