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Kung Fu for Writers starts Nov. 10

Have your poems lost their pep? Your characters gone flat? Fresh ideas flown the proverbial coop? Time for a healthy dose of Kung Fu for Writers! Martial Arts + Qigong + Writing Prompts = Kick-ass Creative Writing! I’m starting a … Continue reading

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Coverts Poverts Strike Again!

They’re baaaaaack… Nanaimo’s free-form and ever-changing poetic ensemble known as the Povert Coverts has struck again in the weedy lot at the end of Prideaux Street! Yesterday under sunny skies seven Covert Poverts performed Mary Ann Moore‘s poem “Call Me … Continue reading

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Roaming & Poeming in Qualicum Beach

The three of us had a fab day roaming and poeming the streets of downtown Qualicum Beach under blue skies and sunshine on Saturday.  Our inaugural team of Roaming Poets consisted of David Fraser (Nanoose Bay, BC), Daniela Elza (Vancouver, … Continue reading

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Roaming Poets in Qualicum Beach

Poetry takes to the streets of Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island on Saturday, October 1st. Four of us will be wandering hither and yon in downtown Qualicum (okay, it’s a little more structured than that) delivering verse to the townsfolk. … Continue reading

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Pender Island Poetry Reading

Join me on Pender Island Friday, October 7th as I perform work from RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and Ride Backwards on Dragon (eerie alchemical poems) along with new work. This free performance begins at 7:00 pm at the Slow … Continue reading

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Hazelwood Writers’ Festival 2011

The 2nd Annual Hazelwood Writers’ Festival is coming up this weekend, Sunday, August 7th, from 1:00-5:00 pm at the Hazelwood Herb Farm out in Cedar. And I’ll be there reading along with 14 other writers. Poetry & prose among the … Continue reading

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My books now at Powell’s

I am pleased to announce that my two poetry books – RED ZONE and Ride Backwards on Dragon – are now available in Portland, Oregon, at Powell’s on Hawthorne. And that means they can also now be ordered online at … Continue reading

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Psssst! Covert Poverts are on the Prowl!

Don’t miss the inaugural ‘happening’ of Nanaimo’s Covert Poverts! Tuesday, July 26, 2pm, at the empty lot at the end of Prideaux Street (along the Millstone River). Who are the Covert Poverts? A loose-knit and ever-changing group of local poets … Continue reading

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TCR Launch – George Stanley Issue

I had a great time at the launch party of the George Stanley Issue of The Capilano Review Wednesday night at the Sylvia Hotel on English Bay in Vancouver (natch). Everyone was there – George Bowering, Jean Baird, Jamie Reid, Barry … Continue reading

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Mayworks Poetry Festival

   Kate Braid   Nanaimo’s first-ever Mayworks Poetry Festival of Working Class Culture began today with feature readings by Kate Braid and me, Kim Goldberg, plus lots of dynamite readers at the open mic, and a fabulous free workshop on … Continue reading

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