Bowling celebrates twenty years of writing with his latest collection, Selected Poems, which will be launched at Audreys Books on Thursday, May 2 at 7 pm. The book launch is open to the public and admission is free. Audreys Books is located at 10702 Jasper Avenue. For event details, please phone 780-423-3487.
With Selected Poems, Bowling has gathered together his finest poems, a selection including work from his debut collection, Low Water Slack, to his award-winning tenth collection, Tenderman. Always a poet of intense emotion and surprising metaphor whose lyric-narrative voice ranges in tone from romantic to humorous to coldly tragic and dark, Bowling’s integrity has never wavered, nor has his commitment to celebrating poetic tradition and his love of the natural world.
The Writer’s Studio Reading Series hosts Nightwood poet Sandy Pool, whose acclaimed new book, Undark has recently been shortlisted for the prestigious Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. Sandy will be reading with local writers Christine Hayvice, Alison Brewin, Meharoona Ghani, Leslie Hill, Cullene Bryant, Matea Kalic & Janet Fretter. This mixed-genre event is open to the public.
Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8–10 pm
Location: TWS Reading Series, Cottage Bistro (4470 Main Street, Vancouver)
Admission: By donation
Join Jay Ruzesky, along with authors Dede Crane and Marita Dachsel, for a powerhouse literary event as all three Vancouver Island Authors celebrate the launch of their new books at the Fernwood Inn in Victoria on Sunday, April 28 at 4pm. Jay Ruzesky will be reading from his new creative non-fiction memoir, In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage , Dede Crane from her new short story collection, Every Happy Family (Coteau Books), and Marita Dachsel from her new poetry collection, Glossolalia (Anvil Press). Books for sale by the University of Victoria Bookstore.
VENUE: Fernwood Inn (1302 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria BC)
DATE: Sunday, April 28 at 4pm
Pivot Reading Series celebrates spring with an evening of fine poetry on April 24th at The Press Club. Jay MillAr—a visionary in Canada’s literary community who is well-known for his innovative voice—will be reading from his new collection, Timely Irreverence with Guy Ewing, Michael Eden Reynolds and Jael Richardson. In addition to being a ground-breaking poet, MillAr has also made significant contributions to Canadian literature as an editor and publisher, and through his work with the Toronto New School of writing.
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Location: The Press Club (859 Dundas Street West)