Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Our October 16 Spoken INK readings and workshop

at the Burnaby Arts Council's  Deer Lake Gallery

6584 Deer Lake Avenue. Burnaby

Critiquing workshop 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Readings at 8 p.m.

Poet, performer and playwright Penn Kemp has read from new books of poetry, Local Heroes (Insomniac), and Fox Haunts (Aeolus House). Penn has been lauded as a trailblazer since her first Coach House publication (1972), and a “one-woman literary industry” as London’s inaugural Poet Laureate and Western’s Writer-in-Residence. She was the League of Canadian Poets’ Spoken Word Artist, 2015. Two new plays followed her previous books, Barbaric Cultural Practice and Jack Layton: Art in Action.

Susan McCaslin, an established Canadian poet, has published fifteen volumes of poetry, including her most recent, Into the Open: Poems New and Selected (Inanna, Sept. 2017). Her Demeter Goes Skydiving (University of Alberta Press, 2011) was short-listed for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC Poetry Book Prize) and first-place winner of the Alberta Book Publishing Award. Susan resides in Fort Langley, BC, where she initiated the Han Shan Poetry Project as part of a successful campaign to protect an endangered rainforest along the Fraser River.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Really looking forward to reading with Susan McCaslin at Spoken INK! Please note that our reading is sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets. I'll spread the word!

Till soon,