Events and readings

Oct 19-21: 2018 Surrey International Writers’ Conference


SIWC 2018

It’s that time of the year again – the 26th annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference.  I’ll once again be hosting Poetry Open Mic on Saturday from 11:30 AM -12:45 PM, so come read your poetry in front of a supportive audience. Listeners are also welcome!

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Lunch Poems at SFU

Lunch Poems at SFU: Kevin Spenst and Ian Williams

Lunch Poems 2018 Oct

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Chris Turnbull will not be able to attend this month’s Lunch poems at SFUbut Kevin Spenst will be joining us on Wednesday with Ian Williams at noon!

Lunch Poems connects 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 Teck Gallery at SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus is beautiful, the vibe is friendly and relaxed.

And we always end on time.

Where: Teck Gallery, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver

When: October 17, 2018 at 12:00pm

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Events and readings, Surrey Poet Laureate

Oct 12: Surrey Poet Laureate Open Mic and Celebration

I hope you’ll be able to attend my Surrey Poet Laureate Farewell, next Friday October 12. There will be an Open Mic and an exhibit of teen chapbooks, generously supported by Surrey’s Cultural Grant – Details below:Surrey Poet Laureate Open Mic & Celebration Oct 12 2018Update: Thank you to all who came out to this event; here are a few photos to recap the night and my writer’s journey as Surrey Poet Laureate:

Surrey Poet Laureate Final 2 Surrey Poet Laureate Final