Before we share more about the exciting news, let us not forget what a fine reading we enjoyed at this month’s reading. Husband and wife duo, John Pass and Theresa Kishkan, both delivered emotionally charged and thought-provoking readings. What has turned out to be our last reading in New Westminster was a fitting tribute by two talented writers.
Breaking Bad — or Breaking Good — News?
After seven years in the Royal City, the Poetic Justice poetry reading series is relocating to the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library. The news is exciting, but it is also tinged with the ‘eternal note of sadness’ (thanks, Matthew Arnold).
No poetry reading series in Metro Vancouver brings more poets to the microphone than Poetic Justice. Since 2010, emerging and established poets from as far east as the Maritimes and as far south as California have appeared at our reading series. Venues have changed over the years but the series remains vibrant. And now the tradition of showcasing the best poets moves to our newest and most prestigious venue. For more details on the relocation, check out our press release.
October’s Upcoming Reading
The VPL would like to see some themed readings mixed in with the series’ regular format. Normally two featured poets are preceded by an open mic segment . But the timing of the request is perfect. Poetic Justice had been planning to host a few themed readings in the next few months.
So to kick off our inaugural reading at the Central Branch, Poetic Justice is presenting That 70s Show. This will be a themed reading where five much-loved B.C. poets celebrate turning 70 this year. Here’s the very first poster of what we hope will be many more that publicize our readings at the VPL.Please do your best to spread the news about our inaugural reading in downtown Vancouver! And don’t forget to circle the date on your calendar. We’d love to see you there on Sunday, October 22.