Main Stage Events

10am: Poetry & Pyjamas

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street
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Dennis Lee
Dennis Lee
Poetry for the whole family: Author of beloved Alligator Pie, Dennis Lee offers a delightful experience for all ages. 

1pm: Factory Lecture Series

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
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Klara du Plessis
Klara du Plessis
Our finite world is brimming with choices, possibilities, transformations suggests Ekke by du Plessis. 
Sennah Yee
Sennah Yee
Sennah Yee's raw, down-to-earth honesty delights; hers is an important voice. 

3pm: Talk Talk

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
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Bob Hogg
Bob Hogg
Retired English professor and organic farmer who now devotes his life to writing. 
Mark L. Winston
Mark L. Winston
Mark L. Winston received a GG award for his book Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive.  
Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Renée Sarojini Saklikar's latest book is a B.C. bestseller: Listening to the Bees (Nightwood Editions, 2018). 
Ursula Andkjær Olsen
Ursula Andkjær Olsen
Major Danish poet Ursula Andkjær Olsen's poems push back against injustice in a fractal asymmetry. 

4:30pm: What the Poets Are Doing Launch, ed. Rob Taylor

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street
Free Event
Armand Garnet Ruffo
Armand Garnet Ruffo
Armand Garnet Ruffo's much-anticipated Treaty# is from Wolsak and Wynn. 
Linda Besner
Linda Besner
Linda Besner’s second collection is Feel Happier in Nine Seconds
Phoebe Wang
Phoebe Wang
Phoebe Wang is a Canadian writer and educator, author of Admission Requirements
Rob Taylor
Rob Taylor
Vancouver poet and author Rob Taylor edited What the Poets Are Doing: Canadian Poets in Conversation
_What the Poets are Doing
 

7pm: Transatlantic Showcase

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
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Aifric Mac Aodha
Aifric Mac Aodha
Irish-language poet and editor Aifric Mac Aodha comes in from Dublin for this reading. 
Ásta Fanney Sigurdardóttir
Ásta Fanney Sigurdardóttir
Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic poet and an artist.  
Katharina Schultens
Katharina Schultens
Katharina Schultens has four poetry collections and has just won the Poetry Prize Basel 
Mary Noonan
Mary Noonan
Mary Noonan from Cork gives sonic delights through reflections on what skin remembers. 

9pm: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Band

Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.
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Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg artist, musician, poet and writer.  

Other Happenings

North American Haiku: A Reading and Workshop

1:30pm • Embassy of Japan, 225 Sussex Dr.

Concrete is Porous Exhibit

Mar 26-31 • Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St.