Thursday, November 14, 2013

Our November 19th Spoken INK Guest Readers

Bonnie Nish is founder and Executive Director of Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society a charitable organization in the literary arts based in Vancouver. She is also Executive Producer of the Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival, an outdoor festival now in its tenth year. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School.. Bonnie’s poems have been published widely, and her first book of poetry Love and Bones, was launched into the world in September by Karma Press.

Dennis E. Bolen has published seven books of fiction with three different publishers over a career that saw him work as editor for sub-TERRAIN magazine, part-time editorial writer for the Vancouver Sun, and freelance literature critic for several publications. Over the years Mr. Bolen has sat on the executive of the Canadian Authors Association and assisted with the annual Summer Dreams literary festival. His return to poetry, the largely autobiographical collection Black Liquor, was published by Caitlin Press in September 2013. Other publications include Anticipated Results, short fiction, Arsenal/Pulp, Vancouver, 2011; Kaspoit!, novel, Anvil Press, Vancouver, 2009; Toy Gun, novel, Anvil Press, Vancouver, 2005.Gas Tank and Other Stories, short fiction, Anvil Press, Vancouver, 1998; Krekshuns, novel, Random House, Toronto, 1997; Stand In Hell, novel, Random House, Toronto, 1995; Stupid Crimes (revised), novel, Vintage, Toronto, 1995.

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