Feb 15: Lunch Poems with Jillian Christmas and Elee Kraljii Gardiner


Lunch Poems is a SFU Public Square program, connecting the city with poets – 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 gallery is beautiful, the vibe is friendly and relaxed.

And we always end on time.

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Feb 17: Surrey Poet Laureate Writing Consults

Once again, I’m delighted as Surrey Poet Laureate to offer free manuscript consultations this Feb 17 at the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre, Visual Arts Studio.

Semiahmoo Arts Centre
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To register, please register at poetlaureate@surrey.ca. I look forward to reading your work!

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Feb 7-10: Reading the Valley in Kelowna

Starting today!


Reading the Valley is a gathering of readers and writers from near and far. Celebrating the launch of this annual event, Reading the Valley welcomes a number of great writers and artists including:

Jeannette Armstrong, Corinna Chong, Joan Crate, Dina Del Bucchia, Sean Johnston, Jake Kennedy, John Lent, Evan Munday, Cecily Nicholson, Matt Rader, Harold Rhenisch, Renee Sarojini Saklikar, Moheb Soliman, Margo Tamez, Sharon Thesen, Caitlin Voth, and Daniel Zomparelli.

Join us for various events throughout this gathering, meet with writers, attend panels, expand your social network, and more.”

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UBC Okanagan Writer-in-Residence

UBC Okanagan Campus.
UBC Okanagan Campus. Image courtesy of UBC.

I’m honoured and excited to be the tenth annual Writer-In Residence at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Until Feb 12 I’ll be working with students and fellow writers to provide critiques, selecting winners from a short story contest, and doing classroom readings.

Appreciating having the time to work, engage, connect…

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