A Feast of Poetry at North Vancouver City Library

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North Vancouver City Library

Celebrate National Poetry Month with an evening of poetry and food – the perfect pair! Featuring five local poets, appetizers, and a cash wine bar. Event is free and open to the public, but please register. Doors open at 6:30, reading begins at 7.

Poets include Raoul Fernandes, Pam Galloway, Rachel Rose, Rob Taylor and David Zieroth. Appetizers generously donated by Thrifty Foods! A joint presentation from the North Vancouver City and North Vancouver District Public Libraries.

Register online via our Event Calendar at www.nvcl.ca

Raoul Fernandes lives and writes in Vancouver, BC. He was a finalist for the 2010 Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and has been published in numerous literary journals including Prism International, The Malahat Review, CV2, and Event. He is also an editor for the online poetry magazine The Maynard. His first collection of poems is Transmitter and Receiver, out this Spring from Nightwood Editions.

Pam Galloway lives in Vancouver. Her poems have been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies and twice on the website of the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Her first book of poetry, Parallel Lines, was published in 2006. Her most recent book of poetry is Passing Stranger, published fall 2014 by Inanna Publications, Toronto.

Rob Taylor grew up in Port Moody and lives in Vancouver with his wife, Marta. He is the author of the poetry collection The Other Side of Ourselves (Cormorant Books, 2011) and four poetry chapbooks, including Lyric and Smoothing the Holy Surfaces, both from the Alfred Gustav Press. Rob is the Poetry Editor at PRISM international, a coordinator of the Dead Poets Reading Series, and the co-founder of One Ghana, One Voice, Ghana’s first online poetry magazine.

Rachel Rose has won national awards for her poetry, her fiction, and her non-fiction, including a 2014 Pushcart Prize and two nominations for a 2015 Pushcart. She has published poems, short stories and essays in Canada, the U.S., New Zealand and Japan. She is the Poet Laureate of Vancouver. *Pictured

David Zieroth’s most recent books are Albrecht Dürer and me (Harbour 2014), poems, and The November Optimist (Gaspereau 2013), fiction. His other publications include The Fly in Autumn (Harbour, 2009), which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry, and several chapbooks including Hay Day Canticle (Leaf Press 2010). A novella, Zoo and Crowbar, will be launched in Toronto by Guernica Editions on June 7, 2015. In 2008 he founded The Alfred Gustav Press, a micro press for publishing poetry chapbooks. He lives in North Vancouver, BC.



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