Our Next Reading: September 11th, 3-5 PM, VPL Central Branch + Bonus WORD Reading!

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Our next reading will take place at the Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch on September 11th, 2016, from 3-5 PM. The reading will be hosted in the Alice MacKay Room, which is located one floor below the entry concourse (you can view a map here).

This will be a special reading devoted to poetry from the Middle East.

It will feature:

John Asfour (1945 - 2014), read by Elee Kraljii Gardiner
Mahmoud Darwish (1942 - 2008), read by Rahat Kurd
Hafez (1325 - 1390), read by Nina Mosall
Nizar Qabanni (1923 - 1998), read by Ray McGinnis
Rumi (1207 - 1273), read by E.D. Blodgett

Attendance is free. We start more-or-less on time, so come early to make sure you don't miss out.

Also, as a special event for WORD Vancouver, we will be presenting a reading on Sunday, September 25th, 2016, at 2:35 PM, in the poetry tent ("Sunrise Suite"). WORD is held at the VPL's Central Branch, so you'll already know how to get there!

The WORD reading will include:

Sveva Caetani (1917 - 1994), read by Daphne Marlatt
Jamie Reid (1941 - 2015), read by Wayde Compton
James Schuyler (1923 - 1991), read by Raoul Fernandes

For more detail on the WORD reading, please refer to the WORD Vancouver program.

If you've never been to one of our readings, take a look around this website to get better acquainted with us (including our format and history and our photos from past events). And if you'd like regular updates from us about future readings, be sure to sign up for our mailing list.

We hope to see you on September 11th and September 25th!

Our July 2016 Readers

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Our Readers (L to R): Matthew Walsh (Weldon Kees), Cathy Stonehouse (CD Wright),
Adèle Barclay (H.D.), Chelene Knight (Gwendolyn Brooks), Kevin Spenst (Christopher Smart) 

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