May
3
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring DEBORAH L. KELLY and LILIJA VALIS with host, Candice James, Poet Laureate of New Westminster @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: Candice James, Poet Laureate of New Westminster.

Two Features and Open Mic

DEBORAH L. KELLY and LILIJA VALIS

Deborah Kelly has featured with Poetry in the Park, World Poetry (radio too), Holy Wow Poets and Edge of the Page Poetry. She hosts many poetry events.

Published nationally and internationally, she won 4th place in the 2015 Rabindranath Tagore Contest.

Deborah’s debut book is Through My Eyes (Silver Bow Publishing 2015).

 Through My Eyes by Deborah L. Kelly

Through My Eyes by Deborah L. Kelly http://www.alibris.com/stores/silverbow

Deborah L. Kelly Photo by Janet Kvammen.

Deborah L. Kelly
Photo by Janet Kvammen.

 

Lilija Valis is the author of Freedom on the Fault Line. Her poetry has been published in various journals and included in eight anthologies.

Lilija reads her work solo or with two musicians at various literary, musical and philosophical events. She also hosts at poetry events and literary festivals.

Lilija Valis

Lilija Valis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
10
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring JONINA KIRTON & LAUSANNE YAMOLKY with host, Franci Louann @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: Franci Louann

Two Features and Open Mic

MOTHER’S DAY 

JONINA LYNN KIRTON & LAUSANNE YAMOLKY

Jónína Kirton is a prairie-born Métis/Icelandic poet currently living in the unceded territory of the Coast Salish people.

Her first collection of poetry, page as bone ~ ink as blood, described as dark and delicate, was released in April 2015 with Talonbooks.

Visit Jonina at http://joninakirton.wix.com/poet.

Jónína Kirton

Jónína Kirton

 

Lausanne Yamolky was born and raised in Baghdad, the fifth of ten children. They are Kurdish from northern Iraq. In 1993 they lived in Turkey illegally as asylum seekers, migrating to Canada in 1995.

Lausanne threw away preteen poems. Her uncle (poet, musician, singer and songwriter) inspired her to share.

Lausanne Yamolky

Lausanne Yamolky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
17
Sun
Poetic Justice is closed. Victoria Day Long Weekend. @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
24
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring MEAGAN SCHLEE-BEDARD and BERNICE LEVER with host, Franci Louann @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: Franci Louann

Two Features and Open Mic

MEAGAN SCHLEE-BEDARD and BERNICE LEVER 

Bernice Lever, award-winning writer and prize- winning poet over the decades, enjoys helping others with their words, encouraging more production and publication. Red Letter Day was her 9th poetry book (Black Moss Press, 2014). She is a busy editor and workshop leader. Bring your ‘blocks’ to demolish and have fun!

www.colourofwords.com

Bernice Lever

Bernice Lever

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
31
Sun
Poetic Justice Featuring NATASHA BOSKIC, BONNIE NISH and DAVID O’MEARA with host, Franci Louann @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: Franci Louann

Two Features and Open Mic

NATASHA BOSKIC, BONNIE NISH and DAVID O’MEARA

Bonnie Nish is founder and Executive Director of Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society. Her work appears in The Toronto Quarterly, Quills and on-line at several locations. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education and is pursuing a PhD in Expressive Arts Therapy. Karma Press published her Love and Bones in 2013.

Bonnie is a nominee for the Vancouver YWCA Women of Distinction Award.

Bonnie Nish

Bonnie Nish

David O’Meara, with four poetry collections, has been shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, ReLit Prize, K. M. Hunter Award, Trillium Book Award, and National Magazine Award.

He won the Ottawa Book Award and three Archibald Lampman Awards.

His most recent book is A Pretty Sight (Coach House Books, 2013).

David O'Meara

David O’Meara