2019 RBC Bronwen Wallace Awards Ceremony
5:30 PM17:30

2019 RBC Bronwen Wallace Awards Ceremony

On May 28 we're celebrating the 25th anniversary of the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers with host Shelagh Rogers!

Join us at the Leslie and Anna Dan Galleria, located at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, for a beautiful event where each finalist will read from their collection and we will announce the $10,000 poetry winner with help from RBC.

RSVP by May 17 via Facebook or by emailing jyu@writerstrust.com

5:30pm - Reception
6:15pm - Finalist Poetry Reading


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The Witching Hour
6:30 PM18:30

The Witching Hour

Triple book launch with Joelle Barron, Ellie Sawatzky, Alessandra Naccarato & special guests. Hosted by Moe Clark.

Join us for the launch of three new poetry collections that blur the line between the magic and the mundane: Highly Sensitive Femme by Alessandra Naccarato (Frog Hollow Press), Rhinocerotic by Ellie Sawatzky (Frog Hollow Press), and Ritual Lights by Joelle Barron (Ice House Press).

Come for the poetry and stay for the tarot readings; rumour has it Baba Yaga will be in attendance. 

6 pm Doors / 6:30 - 8 pm Show / Wise Hall / $10 Advance / $12 At Door

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Mashed Poetics 53 Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever
8:30 PM20:30

Mashed Poetics 53 Tom Petty's Full Moon Fever

Mashed Poetics is a night of spoken word and music mash up. Poets are asked to write new work based on a song from the album we choose and we have a live band to play all the songs. Poets perform in between the tunes.

The next show is Saturday Jan 27th at Café Deux Soleils and we feature the late 80s classic Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty.

Side A

Free Fallin--Renee Saklikar
I Won't Back Down--Isaac Bond
Love is a Long Road--Rabbit Richards
Face in the Crowd--Jano
Runnin' Down a Dream--Jasleen Powar

Side B

I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better--Ellie Sawatzky
Yer so Bad--Darry Danzig
Depending on You--Donna Dykeman
Apartment Song--Harriet Wilder
Alright For Now--Emory Oakley
Mind With a Heart of its Own--Ayanda Lyric Mgoduka
Zombie Zoo--RC Weslowski

It's sliding scale $10-$15 at the door but of course no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

We acknowledge this event will be taking place on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

We also strive to have trans friendly events and we hope you can assist us in doing so.

Below is a link to a google doc providing accessibility information to the venue but it is from 2009. There will be a wheelchair ramp available for anyone who needs to use it to access the stage.


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Chicken Sessions #21
7:00 PM19:00

Chicken Sessions #21

  • 2048 Pandora Street Vancouver, BC, V5L 1N2 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

“Inspired by Mike McGee’s Kitchen Sessions, and the local Under the Bed series run by RC Weslowski and Wilhelmina Salmi, Chicken Sessions is a house concert, a poetry and story performance space, a potluck, a party, a salon with some Louisiana hospitality tossed together and served up by host and instigator Pamela Bentley in a big, beautiful East Van heritage house.” 

I will be performing a 20-minute set of poetry as the Poet Invited in Advance.

For more info, check out the Facebook event here.

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