The First Book Readings
April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
In celebration of National Poetry Month, six local poets read from and share their personal journey of writing their first book. They discuss the influence of Vancouver, family, war, and mental health on their writing
Malcom van Delst is a poet and novelist. Book One of her Do the Wrong Thing series came out in late 2018.
Tolu Oloruntoba poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His chapbook, Manubrium, will be published by Anstruther Press this summer.
Benjamin Hertwig debut poetry collection Slow War was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award.
Aidan Chafe is author of the poetry collection Short Histories of Light.
Shazia Hafiz Ramji debut collection of poetry Port of Being was named by CBC as one of the best Canadian poetry books of 2018.