Reading

Stephen Reid Reads At Discovery

Stephen Reid Reads At Discovery

Billed as his first reading in 16 years, Stephen Reid treated the crowd to a variety of writing including his fiction (his first novel Jackrabbit Parole)  and a poem.He also shared the stage with a number of students from his very popular Camsoun College classes.

Real Vancouver Writer Series

Real Vancouver Writer Series

Finally posting my last images from the Vancouver/Olympic trip and these were taken when I first got there. I saw an ad for the Real Vancouver Writer Series a the W2 Culture + Media House on Hasting Street and thought I’d check it out. There were four evenings in the series and I was only [...]

Sidney Reading Series - Susan Musgrave & Mary Novik

Sidney Reading Series – Susan Musgrave & Mary Novik

Out to Sidney on a wet Friday night to take in one of the Sidney Reading Series events at the Red Brick Cafe on Beacon Avenue.  Writer MAC Farrant hosted the event with readings from Vancouver novelist Mary Novik and Susan Musgrave, best known as a poet but who is also a novelist, essayist and [...]

Pacific Festival of the Book

Pacific Festival of the Book

Due to travel/work I missed the 3rd annual Pacific Festival of the Book that ran May 4-15. Well, I did manage to run  in to (for maybe 10 minutes) one panel discussion and here, finally, are a couple of photos from the event. I didn’t want the Festival to pass  without a mention even if [...]

Reading - Robert Bringhurst & Jan Zwicky

Reading – Robert Bringhurst & Jan Zwicky

It was a full house as Wendy Morton and her Planet Earth Poetry series presented Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky at the Black Stilt Cafe. Listening as Jan Zwicky reads The Open Mike that opens every reading allows newer poets, such as UVIC student Stephanie Warner, a chance to practice their craft. Robert Bringhurst reads [...]

Ian Ferguson & Mark Leiren-Young - Reading

Ian Ferguson & Mark Leiren-Young – Reading

Touchwood Editions and Brindle and Glass Publishing hosted their latest At The Mike event at the Cornerstone Cafe in Victoria’s Fernwood district with featured writers Ian Ferguson and Mark Leiren-Young.  Ferguson read from How To Be A Canadian, the bestseller he co-wrote with brother Will Ferguson. Leiren-Young read from his debut book Never Shoot A [...]

Poetry Reading - Monty Reid & Dvora Levin

Poetry Reading – Monty Reid & Dvora Levin

Host and poet Wendy Morton introduced poets Monty Reid from Ottawa and Dvora Levin at the weekly Planet Earth Poetry readings at the Black Stilt cafe in Victoria. An open mike reading preceded the two main readers.  A special guest who read during the open mike and then came back to read last was sidewalk [...]

Craig Boyko, Samantha Warwick, Grant Buday, A.S. Penne - Reading

Craig Boyko, Samantha Warwick, Grant Buday, A.S. Penne – Reading

Four different writers, Craig Boyko, Samantha Warwick, Grant Buday and A. S. Penne, took their turn in front of the microphone at the Fernwood Cornerstone Cafe as part of a monthly reading series held at the cafe. (L-R) Samantha Warwick, Craig Boyko, Grant Buday and A. S. Penne. Photo on wall by Ariel Rubin. Grant [...]

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry - Reading/Launch

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry – Reading/Launch

Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poets published by Mother Tongue Publishing had a launch and reading at Victoria’s Bolen Books. The anthology edited by Mona Fertig and Harold Rhenisch contains poems from 108 contributors from British Columbia. Posters, books and postcards for the launch. Publisher and editor Mona Fertig performed MC duties Kyeren Regehr [...]

Jailbreaks 99 Canadian Sonnets - Zachariah Wells, Steven Price, Lyle Neff, Alan Wilson - Reading

Jailbreaks 99 Canadian Sonnets – Zachariah Wells, Steven Price, Lyle Neff, Alan Wilson – Reading

Jailbreaks 99 Canadian Sonnets (published by Biblioasis) had it’s Victoria launch as part of the weekly Friday night reading series Planet Earth Poetry at the Black Stilt Cafe. Regular host Wendy Morton was out of town so MC duties were handled by Yvonne Blomer. Jailbreaks editor Zach Wells was joined by contributors Lyle Neff, Steven [...]