Events and readings

November 23 : A Reading with Chris Turnbull

Delighted to be reading with former Vancouverite Chris Turnbull at the People’s Co-op Bookstore on November 23 at 7PM:

“Chris Turnbull is the author of Continua (Ottawa: Chaudiere Books 2015; Picton: Invisible Publishing 2019) and [ untitled ] in o w n (Vancouver: CUE Books 2014), one of a trio of poetry books alongside work by Heather Hermant and angela rawlings. Chapbook publications include Shingles (Vancouver: Thuja 1999); continua 1-22 (Ottawa: above/ground 2010); and The Great Canadian (Buffalo: Low Frequency Press 2015), which combines images from Turnbull’s site-specific rout/e project and text from rawling’s forthcoming echolology. Undertones, a collaborative chapbook with text/artist Bruno Neiva, is emerging with Low Frequency Press in 2019.

In addition to new work, Renee Saklikar will read from her sci-fi epic chapbooks (highly collectible!): the first chapbook 2016 by the late Martha Reed (Nous Zot Press); the second, ‘After the Battle of Kingsway. The Bees’, (2016; 2019), above/ground press (finalist for the 2017 bpNichol award); the third, by Nomados Press (2017); and the fourth, ‘from The Book of Bramah'(2019), above/ground press.”

The launch is a free event, and gets underway at 7:00 pm. Located at 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, V5L 3X5. See you there!

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

Events and readings

Oct 28: Heart of the City Festival Readings

Image from Heart of the City Festival website.

Saturday October 28, 2pm and 7:30pm
InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall
Admission is Free

“In Visible Colours presents Water is Life. Women Sustain Life. All women have a nurturing spirit, sustain and contribute to life itself, to community work, care work and land-stewardship work. In Visible Colours celebrates the creativity and creations of self-identifying women.

2:00pm – 4:00pm Women community writers share self-written words or the words of other women who have inspired them, with writers Renee Saklikar and Ghia Aweida.

7:30pm – 9:30pm Women leaders within the community share self-written words or words of other women who have inspired them. With Constance Barnes, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Sharon Brass, Judy Graves, Morgane Oger.”

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