Poetry Month: The Theme of Time

Saturday, April 1, 2017

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Greater Victoria Public Library

Central Branch

735 Broughton Street

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Join Time for Poetry on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Greater Victoria Public Library Central Branch. Victoria's Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer, along with poets Daniel Scott, Wendy Morton, Steven J. Thompson and Barbara Pelman, will read poems exploring themes of time and what it means to be Canadian. This FREE event will include the crafting of personalized poems for participants and is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts and League of Canadian Poets.

Poet Bios

Yvonne Blomer (www.yvonneblomer.com) is the City of Victoria’s Poet Laureate. Her most recent collection of poems is "As if a Raven" (Palimpsest Press, 2014). In the spring of 2017 her travel memoir Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur will be published by Palimpsest Press.




Daniel Scott, Artistic Director of Planet Earth Poetry, has published three volumes of poetry: "Gnarled Love" (Ekstasis Editions), Terrains (Ekstatsis Editions) and Black Onion (Goldfinch Press); along with two recent chapbooks: Street Signs and Interrupted (Goldfinch Press). He has numerous academic publications and credits writing with saving his life more than once.



Wendy Morton believes that a poem is the shortest distance between two hearts. She has 7 books in the world, has won numerous awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, from the Governor General of Canada for her poetry projects Random Acts of Poetry and The Elder Project, which have brought honour to Canada.



Steven J. Thomson has been a writer and spoken word artist for more than a decade.  In 2005 he co-founded the now long-running and award-winning Tongues of Fire spoken word series in Victoria. He has written articles for Monday Magazine and 11th Transmission and participated in the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-off.



Barbara Pelman is a retired English teacher who lives in Victoria, B.C. She has two books of poetry: “One Stone” (Ekstasis Editions 2005) and “Borrowed Rooms” (Ronsdale Press 2008), and a chapbook, “Aubade Amalfi” (Rubicon Press 2016). Her third book of poetry, “Narrow Bridge” will be published in 2017 by Ronsdale Press.