BC Scene

The arts and culture of British Columbia come to Ottawa/Gatineau

April 21 to May 3, 2009

Poetry Evening

April 30, 2009, 8:30pm

Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and Humanities

314 St. Patrick Street, Ottawa

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This event is also open to Writers Festival Pass holders

Due to illness, Patrick Lane has been forced to cancel his appearance at BC Scene.  We are very pleased to welcome W. H. (Bill) New.

Join Alma Lee, founder of the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival, for an evening of incredible poetry that will make your heart soar. Four of Canada’s best poets – all from B.C. – will take you where you never knew words could go.

Lorna Crozier, won the 1992 Governor General’s prize for poetry and is another B.C. literary superstar, described by Margaret Laurence as, “a poet to be grateful for.” She is the author of 14 books of poetry.

Evelyn Lau hit the headlines with her autobiography Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, published when she was just 18. She has since published eight books, including numerous poetry collections, and has been nominated for a Governor General’s Award.

Robert Bringhurst has published 15 books of poetry, 12 books of prose, and has translated four works from Haïda to English. His work has been nominated for a Governor General’s Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

Presented in collaboration with the Ottawa International Writers Festival writersfestival.org

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