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Join us in Spanish or in English for writing workshops and a literary reading. All take place before the end of the year, as Chilean Canadian author, poet, educator, and political social activist, Carmen Rodríguez, continues her residency at Historic Joy Kogawa House.
“I am often asked why I write. My stock answer is always the same: I write to better understand myself. But what if the true answer is that I move through life feeling haunted? What if writing is my version of a Ouija or spirit board? Do I tap, tap, tap at my keyboard to discover answers to questions that haunt me? Perhaps.”
When Phantoms Come Calling: Reading by Katherine Lawrence; Hangman: The True Story of Canada's First Official Executioner: Book launch and discussion with author Julie Burtinshaw; Michael Mirolla and Friends: Visiting and local poets gather for shared reading;...
More events this September: A Gelato a Day travel anthology launch with editor and travel writer Claudia Laroye; Working with Water: Performance by multimedia artist Johannes Zits; Poets Return, our annual poetry reading by local poets; Worth More Growing: Youth Poets Pay Homage to Trees youth anthology launch; and Exit Wounds poetry launch by Tāriq Malik.