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June Poetry Events at Kogawa House

June Poetry Events at Kogawa House

Join us on Sunday, June 9, for the Warp and Weft chapbook launch with Nanaimo poet Carla Stein, and on Saturday, June 15, for a night of Asian Canadian poetry featuring Souvankham Thammavongsa, Barbara Tran, and Chuqiao Yang.

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Arrivals and departures: A fun social literary evening

Arrivals and departures: A fun social literary evening

The first known use of the words arrival and departure were in the 14th and 15th centuries respectively, but do they denote beginnings or endings or both?

Join us for a fun literary social with writers Christine Hayvice, Aaron Chan, Jennifer Zilm, Cynthia Sharp, Christina Myers, and Candie Tanaka as they explore this notion and state of place in different ways.

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Poetry Masterclass with Tāriq Malik

Poetry Masterclass with Tāriq Malik

On July 20, join Tāriq Malik for an energizing workshop on tapping into the alchemy of visual art and the poetic voice (and other unleashed beasts). Sharing his innovative poems from Exit Wounds, Tāriq will guide you through genre-bending exercises that connect visual and poetic forms and challenge you to push the boundaries of what your words can achieve. You will walk away from this masterclass feeling a sense of empowerment, agency, and openness.

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