Today’s Host – Alan Hill
Three Featured Poets with Open Mic session.
DONNA ROSS-THENGS lives with her husband Collin in New Westminster and is the author of two collections of poetry—The Size of Love Matters (Little God Publishing 2008) and Bone Hide Hair (Silver Bow Publishing 2014).
Please note: Donna will be launching her book Bone Hide Hair at Poetic Justice today. Autographed books will be available for purchase.
SASHA WILEY grew up on Commercial Drive with her mother and sisters and has been preoccupied with activism, feminism, and poetry ever since.
SHO WILEY has both spoken-word poetry and science fiction stories published. After graduating with a BFA from UBC, she’s taught creative writing for the VSB for ten years. Poetry series she has featured at include Poetic Justice, Poetry in the Park, Under the Bed, Bohemian Caress and Twisted Poetics. She likes being asked to perform at benefits and also writes ceremonies and eulogies. Her favourite childhood memory is learning how to swing.
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend
Today’s Host: Deborah L. Kelly
Two Features with Open Mic Session.
ALAN HILL is the author of two collections of poetry, The Upstairs Country and The Broken Word, and has been published in over forty periodicals in Canada, the UK and the USA.
Alan emigrated to Canada from England in 2005 and is a proud resident of New Westminster. He is currently working on his third collection of poetry, A Fire in a Winter Field.
More details on Alan and his work can be found at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AlanHill
KYLE McKILLOP is a poet and teacher who grew up in Victoria and lived in Ireland, South Korea, and Trinidad before settling into New Westminster.
He is the interim president of the Royal City Literary Arts Society and hosted the 2014 Poetry in the Park series.
Today’s Host: Franci Louann
Two Features with Open Mic Session
ROBERT MARTENS grew up in an ethnic Mennonite village where he learned the perils and promises of community. He moved on to the longhair politics of Simon Fraser University during its years of student protest. Robert eventually settled down in Abbotsford, where he has co-written and co-edited several histories and literary anthologies. He writes poetry as a means of negotiating the tricky path between sanity and loss. Robert’s most recent publication is a book of poems entitled little creatures.
LILIJA VALIS has lived in Lithuania, Germany, Italy, Australia, the United States and Canada.Her book, Freedom On The Fault Line (Amazon.com) published in 2012, explores political, personal and spiritual freedom. She is putting together her next book of poetry.Her work has been included in five anthologies. She hosts literary events and reads her work, with two musicians, at various literary and philosophical events.She is a member of the Canadian Authors Association, the Federation of BC Writers, World Poetry, Royal City Literary Arts Society and is on the Board of Directors at Writers International Network.