City Hall hosts Wilde About Sappho: A Pride Reading by Local Queer Writers

Celebrate Pride Month with City of Victoria Poet Laureate John Barton at Wilde About Sappho, A Pride Reading by Local Queer Writers on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Victoria City Hall.

After two years of virtual readings, Wilde About Sappho returns to an in-person format to bring the 2SLGBTQIA+ community together to reconnect and revel in Pride Month. Poet Laureate John Barton is joined by Mayor Lisa Helps and six guest poets, Ali Blythe, Wendy Donawa, Hiromi Goto, matthew [bettina] heinz, Eli Mushumanski, and Shō Yamagushiku, for an evening of readings and reunion.

The event is free to attend and will be held in the City Hall Antechamber, 1 Centennial Square, on Tuesday, June 7 from 7-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  Masks are a personal choice at City Hall.  Please be kind and respectful of others.

Wilde About Sappho is part of the Poet Laureate program, now in its sixteenth year, which is a joint initiative of the City of Victoria and the Greater Victoria Public Library.