3 Poets & A Dinner Plate

Poetry Reading with:  
Leanne McIntosh,  
David Fraser,  
Kim Goldberg,  
Thursday, April 7, 2011,   
7-8 pm at Wellington Library,  
3032 Barons Road, Nanaimo,  

They’re baaaaaack! The poetic trio you know and love from Random Acts of Poetry here on Vancouver Island will be reuniting for National Poetry Month to wow you with words on April 7th at Wellington Library in Nanaimo from 7:00-8:00 pm.

Join local poets Leanne McIntosh, David Fraser and Kim Goldberg for 3 Poets & a Dinner Plate – a free reading that will tantalize the ear and nourish the soul. (This will be the April session of “Poetry Aloud,” which is held at the same time and place on the first Thursday of each month.)

This April all across Canada, National Poetry Month is celebrating poets, libraries, and 25 years of the Public Lending Right Commission, which ensures that writers are paid for free access to their work in public libraries. The theme for this year’s celebrations is Nurture/Nourriture.

Leanne McIntosh is a founding member of Island Women Poets, and she co-hosts a periodic Urban Poetry Café on Radio CHLY. Her two poetry collections are The Sound the Sun Makes (2003) and Liminal Space (2005), both published by Oolichan Books. 

David Fraser is the founder and editor of Ascent Aspirations Magazine. His three poetry collections are Going to the Well (2004), Running Down the Wind (2007) and No Way Easy (2010). To keep out of trouble, he helps develop Nanaimo’s spoken-word series, Wordstorm.

Kim Goldberg’s collection of RED ZONE poems about local homelessness has been taught at Vancouver Island University and elsewhere. She is a winner for the Rannu Fund Poetry Prize for Speculative Literature, and a finalist for Canada’s Lampert Memorial Award for her previous poetry collection, Ride Backwards on Dragon.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free hour-long reading.

This reading is sponsored by League of Canadian Poets, Canada Council for the Arts and Vancouver Island Regional Library.

For more information, contact Kim Goldberg at goldberg@ncf.ca

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is a poet, journalist and the author of 8 books of poetry and nonfiction. Latest titles: DEVOLUTION (poems of ecopocalypse), UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact: goldberg@ncf.ca
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