4468 Main Street
With Malcolm van Delst, Leslie Timmins & Miranda Pearson
Hosts: Daniela Elza & Leanne Boschman
Sign up for Open Mic begins at 7pm reading begin at 7:30pm
Suggested donation at the door: $5
Miranda Pearson’s poetry has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, and she is the author of four collections, The Fire Extinguisher, Harbour, The Aviary and Prime. The Fire Extinguisher was nominated for the 2016 Dorothy Livesay Prize and Harbour was nominated for the same prize in 2010.
Since completing a Masters of Fine Art at the University of British Columbia, Miranda has taught writing workshops at undergraduate level at UBC’s Department of Creative Writing and Simon Fraser University Department of Women’s Studies, as well as numerous continuing studies courses at both UBC and SFU. She was the Poetry Mentor for SFU’s The Writer’s Studio from 2007 to 2011. Miranda occasionally writes essays and poetry reviews for literary magazines and edits manuscripts in progress.
Miranda has a new collection of poetry due out later this year, with Macgill-Queen’s University Press, entitled Rail.
Malcolm van Delst stands out as a lazy writer in a profession notorious for idlers and bums. She crowd-sourced this bio. She is a former lady who codes, a sometime bitcoin miner fond of get-rich-quick schemes and has a knack for dramatifying. Book One of her Do the Wrong Thing novel is out now.
Leslie Timmins is the author of the chapbook The Limits of Windows (The Alfred Gustav Press, 2014) and Every Shameless Ray (Inanna Publications, 2018). Leslie’s poems have been shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize, won honours in magazines in Canada and the United States, and been published in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her writing is strongly influenced by the years she spent living in Europe and in the Rocky Mountains in Canada, as well as by activism and a decades-long Vipassana (insight) meditation practice. She is an active member of WRAP, the Women Refugees Advocacy Project, advocating for effective trauma care for Yazidi refugees in Canada.
TWISTED POETS LITERARY SALON runs every fourth Thursday of the month (with few exceptions).