there's life after poetry month

A good deal of it, actually. Here are some early-May poetry readings in Vancouver:

Cross-Border Pollination Reading Series
Tuesday, May 4th, 7:00 PM
W2 Storyeum
151 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Camille Dungy, Marguerite Pigeon, David Zieroth, Ray Hsu and Mary Cornish

RED ZONE Book Launch Party
Saturday, May 8th, 8:00 PM
151 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Kim Goldberg (w/ Peter Trower)

Christian Bök - The Xenotext Experiment
Sunday, May 9th, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
W2 Storyeum
151 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Christian Bök, shockingly enough

Bernadette Wagner Book Launch
Tuesday, May 11th, 7:30 PM
People's Co-Op Books
1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Featuring: Well, would ya look at that: Bernadette Wagner

The Writers' Studio Reading Series
Thursday, May 13th, 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Rhizome Café
317 East Broadway (at Kingsway), Vancouver
Featuring: Adrienne Drobnies, Ivan Antoniw and more!

Spoken Ink
Tuesday, May 18th, 8:00 PM
La Fontana Caffe
101 - 3701 East Hastings, Burnaby
Featuring: Marni Norwich and Don Simpson

Ampersand Issue 2 Launch
Friday, May 21st, 2010, 6:00 - 9:30 PM
Cafe Montmartre
3941 Main St, Vancouver
Featuring: Mystery Readers!

[sic] Launch/Party
Saturday, May 22nd, 8:00 PM
W2 Community Media Arts Society
W2 Storyeum, 151 West Cordova St, Vancouver
Featuring: Nikki Reimer, Christine Leclerc, and more!

Spiritual Smorgasbord: An Evening of Poetry
Wednesday, May 26th, 7:00 PM
The Wired Monk
2610 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Featuring: Kate Braid, Ken Klosky, Susan McCaslin, Richard Osler and Sandy Shreve

One Cool Word 4th Birthday Party
Friday, May 28th, 8:00 PM
115 E Pender St., Vancouver
Featuring: Trisha Cull, Taryn Hubbard, me, and more!
Free (tho you should bring some money to blow on nifty things)!

"Henry Chao and Other Stories" Launch
Saturday, May 29, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
CK Choi Building, Room 120
1855 West Mall, UBC
Featuring: Evelyn Lau, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Paul Yee, Kagan Goh, and more!

Also, Joy Kogawa House is running a salon series from April through to the end of June featuring novelists, poets and playwrights: Writing For Social Change Reading Series

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