Apr
27
Sun
Poetic Justice Featuring Ruth Hill/ Alan Hill/ Elliott Slinn with host, Sho Wiley @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm

TODAYS HOST:  SHO WILEY

Three Features with Open Mic Session

Ruth Hill/ Alan Hill/ Elliott Slinn

RUTH HILL is from upstate New York. She has traveled around North America extensively, including five years sailing on the west coast of British Columbia. A Certified Design Engineer and dedicated tutor, she enjoys spoken word.

Ruth has won 1st prizes in Gulf Coast Ethnic & Jazz Poetry, Heart Poetry, Lucidity, Poets for Human Rights, and Writers Rising Up! Over 200 of her poems have won awards or publication. Ruth now lives in Chetwynd, BC, and welcomes email at [email protected].

Ruth Hill

Ruth Hill

 

ALAN HILL was born in the South West of England near the Welsh border. After leaving school at sixteen, he travelled extensively and worked in jobs ranging from renovating old graveyards to working in a jellybean factory. Since 2005 Alan has been living in Canada.

Alan Hill has been previously published in Canada in CV2, Canadian Literature, Vancouver Review, Antigonish Review, Sub-Terrain, Poetry is Dead, Quills, Cascadia Review and in a number of anthologies and in the United Kingdom in South, The Wolf, Brittle Star and Turbulence. He also has forthcoming work in Reunion- The Dallas Review. His second full collection, The Broken Word (Silver-Bow Press), was published in mid 2013.

More details on Alan and his work can be found at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AlanHill

Alan Hill Photo credit: Jason Lang, Royal City Record

Alan Hill
Photo credit: Jason Lang, Royal City Record

 

ELLIOTT SLINN is a New Westminster writer. He’s been working at this for five years and majored in Creative Writing and Philosophy at Douglas College. He hopes to have two poetry chapbooks ready by spring. This will be his second feature at Poetic Justice. Elliott has also read for the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.

Slinn’s work deals with the search for Self which stems from his interest in Existential philosophy. Elliott likes to deal with the great questions and the mundane experiences of life through his writing.

Elliot Slinn

Elliott Slinn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
4
Sun
Poetic Justice Featuring Alan Girling/ Jude Neale/ Bonnie Nish with host, Deborah Kelly @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – May 4 @ 5:00 pm
Poetic Justice Featuring Alan Girling/ Jude Neale/ Bonnie Nish with host, Deborah Kelly @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room | New Westminster | British Columbia | Canada

TODAYS HOST: DEBORAH KELLY

Three Features with Open Mic Session

Alan Girling/ Jude Neale/ Bonnie Nish

ALAN GIRLING lives in Richmond, works in Vancouver, and writes wherever he can. For the last 15 years or so, his poetry and prose have appeared all over: in digital form and analog, on stage, in person and in spirit, once even in a shop window in Hamilton, Ontario. He was a finalist for the 2003 Larry Turner Award for non-fiction and winner of Vancouver Co-op Radio’s 2006 Community Dreams Poetry Contest. His short play, ‘Whatever Happened to Tom Dudkowski’ was produced for Vancouver’s Walking Fish Festival. Lately, whatever might be called poetry has been most demanding of his attention, but he remains open to the allure of all creative forms. To Talk Less is his first chapbook.

 

Alan Girling

Alan Girling

 

JUDE NEALE was shortlisted for the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize (Ireland), The International Poetic Republic Poetry Prize (U.K), The Mary Chalmers Smith Poetry Prize (UK), The Wenlock International Poetry Prize (UK), the RCLAS 2013 contest where she placed second in both short story and poetry categories and 2014 HM. She was nominated for the Canadian ReLit Award and the Pat Lowther Award for her book ‘Only the Fallen Can See’.  

Her latest book, A Quiet Coming of Light, A Poetic Memoir talks of wisdom and frailty, hope as signified by those ‘bright copper pennies dropped from the sun.’ Her poems are about surviving childhood, family relationships, the complexities of  loss or relief that are felt when love leaves only a tracing of beautiful silver scars.

http://judeneale.ca/

Jude Neale

Jude Neale

 

BONNIE NISH’s journey into the world of literature was greatly influenced by her father’s sensitivity to the wonders, beauty, and sufferings of the world. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature (UofT), and a master’s degree in Arts Education (SFU). First published in 1995, her work appears in over 40 publications. In 2001, she helped to form Pandora’s Collective, a group dedicated to promoting and improving Vancouver’s writing community, including creating scholarships for young writers, open mic events, writing workshops and events, and the Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival. She’s co-created and helped to run the Twisted Poets Literary Salon, Word Whips Writing Series, and writing workshops in local schools and drug rehabilitation centers. Her awards include the Writers International Network’s (W.I.N.) People’s Laureate Award and Dr. Asha Bhargava Memorial Award. Bonnie’s first full book of poetry Love and Bones was released by Karma Press in September 2013.

http://www.bonnienish.com/about.html

Bonnie Nish

Bonnie Nish

 

 

 

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May
11
Sun
Poetic Justice Featuring Carleigh Baker/ Frances Cabahug/ Paul Falardeau with host, Sho Wiley @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – May 11 @ 5:00 pm

TODAYS HOST: SHO WILEY

Three Features with Open Mic Session

Carleigh Baker/ Frances Cabahug/ Paul Falardeau

CARLEIGH BAKER is a Métis/mixed blood writer. In 2012 she won subTerrain Magazine’s Lush Triumphant award for short fiction. Her story War Of Attrition was published in Joyland Magazine, and has been submitted for consideration for the 2014 Journey prize. Carleigh’s poetry has appeared in the Incongruous Quarterly and Ricepaper’s Asian/Aboriginal issue.

A graduate of the University of Victoria theatre program, and recent grad of the Writer’s Studio at SFU, she’s currently working on a collection of short stories. Also in the works is a collection of poems about her hard-drinking, war veteran Métis grandmother. This spring, Carleigh will be workshopping a new one-act play, Out Of The Plastic. The play is based of the true story of her sister’s battle with mental illness.

Carleigh Baker

Carleigh Baker

 

PAUL FALARDEAU is an emerging poet, essayist and journalist. A graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley, he holds a Baccalaureate in English Literature. His influences hail from around the Pacific Rim, including writers and philosophers from across Asia, the Beats, the Existentialists, transcendentalists, ecologists and deconstructionialists. Generally, those who like to spend time outside and who enjoy talking; or who enjoy being silent. He is somewhere in between. All this is based in indigenous knowledge, especially that of this region. With that at heart, he gratefully stands ‘neath the umbrella (in this region, which is ever ruled by cascading waters) of the term Turtle Island writers and bows his head to those contemporary and elder thinkers and writers of that long tradition. He lives in Aldergrove, BC near Bertram Creek within the Lower Fraser River watershed. Names are magic and nonsense both, but as it goes, the plants aren’t fooled.

Paul Falardeau

Paul Falardeau

FRANCES CABAHUG

 

May
18
Sun
Poetic Justice Closed Victoria Day Long Weekend @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – May 18 @ 5:00 pm

 

Daffodil Janet Kvammen Photography

 

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May
25
Sun
Poetic Justice Featuring Lee Johnson/ Susan McCaslin/ Russell Thornton with host, Franci Louann @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – May 25 @ 5:00 pm
Poetic Justice Featuring Lee Johnson/ Susan McCaslin/ Russell Thornton with host, Franci Louann @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room | New Westminster | British Columbia | Canada

TODAYS HOST:  FRANCI LOUANN

Three Features with Open Mic Session

Lee Johnson/ Susan McCaslin/ Russell Thornton

LEE JOHNSON’s new book Poetria Nova (Toronto, St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2014) highlights how interactions with nature can be recreated in poetry. Lee spent over four decades as a professor at the University of British Columbia (1970-2012) and was noted for his insights into the art of poetry and masters of the metrical art.

Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson

 

SUSAN MCCASLIN is the author of eleven volumes of poetry, including The Disarmed Heart (The St. Thomas Poetry Series, 2014), a book of poems on peace and war.  Her previous volume, Demeter Goes Skydiving, was short-listed for the BC Book Prize and the first-place winner of the Alberta Book Publishing Award in 2012.  www.susanmccaslin.ca

SUSAN McCASLIN

Susan McCaslin

 

RUSSELL THORNTON’s books are The Fifth Window, A Tunisian Notebook, House Built of Rain, The Human Shore, and Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain (shortlisted for the 2013 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, the 2014 Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize, and the 2014 Raymond Souster Award). His collection The Hundred Lives is due out in Fall 2014.

Russell Thornton

Russell Thornton

 

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