Our last reading was special. The rain stopped and the poets came out to play. And so did the poetry fans. Susan McCaslin dazzled us with her ekphrastic poetry inspired by the works of Cézanne while Richard Osler rattled our emotional cupboards with his poems of unfiltered vulnerability.
Joining us on November 20 are Kate Braid and Richard Therrien. Both these exceptional writers already know we’re starting at an earlier time that day, so please make a note of our ‘brunch’ reading session that kicks off at 11:30am. In the meantime, here’s more about them…
Kate Braid has written, co-written and edited eleven books of non-fiction and prize-winning poetry. Her latest books are a memoir, Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World about her 15 years in construction, and a book of poems, Rough Ground Revisited. In 1995, with Sandy Shreve she edited the ground-breaking book, In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poems; its expanded second edition is now out. In 2015 she was awarded the Mayor of Vancouver’s Award for the Literary Arts for showing leadership and support for Vancouver’s cultural community. Check out her website.
Richard Therrien is an editor and writer living in North Vancouver. He has published poetry and prose in various periodicals, including Grain, The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, Filling Station, Absinthe, and CV2. His chapbook Water Language Faith was published by Alfred Gustav Press (2012). He is co-author, with Dean Neu, of Accounting for Genocide, Canada’s Bureaucratic Assault on Aboriginal People (Fernwood Publishing/Zed Books, 2003). His poetry collection Sleeping in Tall Grass from the University of Alberta Press (Robert Kroetsch Series) launched in the Spring of 2016.
So mark your calendars for Sunday November 20 and please don’t forget the earlier start time of 11:30am. Come early so can register for open mic and place your food & beverage order before we get underway. So see you for brunch!