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Event Archive - Planet Earth Poetry: Chelsea Comeau, Wendy Morton

Fri. November 24th 2017 Hillside Coffee and Tea (All Ages)
7:30 doors at 7:00
By Donation
The Planet Earth Poetry reading series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. The evening begins at 7:30 with an open mic, followed by featured readers. Between 7 and 7:15, put your name in the hat to read at open mic.

Chelsea Comeau is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in The Claremont Review, CV2 and is forthcoming in Room magazine. In 2016, she won second prize in the poetry category of the Vancouver International Writers Fest writing contest, and in 2017 she was the first prize winner of the Glass Buffalo Poetry Prize. In April 2017, she was the artist-in-residence at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster. In What You Leave Behind “Chelsea Comeau speaks the grief of an uncle's death in poems fragile as fire, so true, we will carry them with us for a very long time.” (Leaf Press)

Wendy Morton has received a number of awards, the latest of which is the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada, for her projects: Random Acts of Poetry and The Elder Project, which have brought honour to Canada. She will be celebrating her birthday, reading a bouquet of poems to celebrate some of the many ghosts in her life. To read pdfs of the more than 15 Elder Projects so far, go to theelderproject.com

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