Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Our Spoken Readers February 19

Cancelled tonight because of the weather conditions. Will be rescheduled.

Tuesday February 19, 2019 @ 8:00 p.m. The Burnaby Arts Council's Deer Lake Gallery 6584 Deer Lake Avenue  
Isabella Wang  & Natalie Lim 

Isabella Wang’s debut poetry chapbook is forthcoming with Baseline Press in 2019. At 18, she is a two time finalist and the youngest writer shortlisted for The New Quarterly’s Edna Stable Essay Contest. Her poetry has appeared in Room Magazine, The /tEmz/ Review, Train Journal, Canthius, Plenitude, and Looseleaf Magazine, and she holds a Pushcart Prize nomination for poetry. Her essays are published in carte blanche, Invisible Blog, and The New Quarterly. She studies English and World Literature at SFU, and serves as the Youth Advocate for the Federation of B.C. Writers. As well, she is working with Books on the Radio, coordinating the bi-monthly Dead Poets Reading Series, and interning at Room Magazine.

Natalie Lim is a writer, occasional musician, and soon-to-be-graduate of Simon Fraser University with a double major in English and Communication. She recently won the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize for her first published work, "Arrhythmia," a poem that explores her experiences as a third-generation Chinese Canadian. When she's not writing, you can find Natalie nerding out over a game of D and D, attempting to cover musical theatre songs, or playing with her puppy, Luna. More than anything, she loves stories - whether told through a book, podcast, or video game - and she hopes to keep telling them for the rest of her life.

The Burnaby Writers' Society will host a critiquing workshop at the gallery prior to the readings (6:15 – 7:45 p.m.). Feel free to attend one or both portions of these events.

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: or contact