Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spoken INK celebrates Poetry Month with four authors on April 16th!

Spoken INK features four authors for National Poetry Month in a special event on April 16th . Poets Diane Tucker, Russell Thornton, Bernice Lever and Pam Galloway will present selections of their work at The Shadbolt Center for the Arts, Studio 104, 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby. Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. Open mic sign-up at 7:15 p.m. (Poetry preferred this evening.)

Diane Tucker was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. Her poems have been published in Canada and abroad in more than sixty journals. Diane’s first book of poems, God on His Haunches,was short-listed for the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. The Bright Scarves of Hours (2007) is her second book. Her first novel is His Sweet Favour (2009). She lives in Burnaby.

Russell Thornton’s books include The Fifth Window, A Tunisian Notebook, House Built of Rain (short-listed for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the ReLit Award for poetry), The Human Shore, and Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain. For several years he divided his life between Vancouver and Aberystwyth, Wales, and then Salonica, Greece. He now lives where he was born and grew up, in North Vancouver.

A poet, freelance editor and workshop leader, Bernice Lever enjoys Bowen Island life. Her 10th poetry book is Imagining Lives (2012). Her most recent anthology appearance is in the EnCompass Anthology Series (2013). She edited WAVES literary magazine, 1972-1987. Her grammar & composition CD is The Colour of Words.

Pam Galloway lives, works and writes in Vancouver. Her poetry has been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies. Some of her poems were included in the photographic/poetry collection A Verse Map of Vancouver (2009). Her first book of poetry Parallel Lines was published in 2006.

Spoken INK is a reading series presented by the Burnaby Writers' Society on the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August). For more information, visit contact

Please note change of venue for this special Spoken INK event.

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