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Join us Wednesday January 18 at Poets Corner!

Please join us Wednesday 18 January at 7:30pm for our first reading of 2023 at Poets Corner Reading Series featuring SARAH DE LEEUW and RHONA MCADAM. This is a hybrid Zoom / live event. There will be an OPEN MIC, both for those joining us in person, and by Zoom. We collect names at the door. Join us in person at Fairleigh Dickinson University auditorium, 842 Cambie St. in Yaletown. The Zoom link to register:

After a career in writing and information management, Rhona McAdam spent a memorable year in Italy in 2007, earning her third, and probably final master’s degree (in Food Culture & Communication). She has been teaching Eco-Nutrition and gluten-free baking at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition for the past 8 years. She’s spent many years volunteering for organic farming, urban agriculture and food security organizations on Vancouver Island, and her freelance writing has covered mainly food and farming issues. She has as well worked on the organizing committees of literary readings series in Edmonton and London UK; for several years she has helped out at the Planet Earth Poetry series in Victoria, where her home is a popular venue for PEP’s annual writing retreats. Her recent books include Cartography and Ex-Ville, both poetry, and Digging the City, an urban agriculture manifesto. Her latest poetry collection, Larder, from Caitlin Press, includes poems on bees, bugs and lots of food.

Sarah de Leeuw’s most recent book of poetry, Lot, was named by the CBC as one of Canada’s “Best of Canadian Poetry 2022” books. Nominated in 2017 for a Governor General’s Literary Prize in non-fiction, de Leeuw holds two CBC Literary Prizes for creative non-fiction and the 2013 Dorthey Livesay BC Book Prize for poetry. De Leeuw has a PhD in historical-cultural geography and is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Humanities and Health Inequities) with the Northern Medical Program, a distributed site of UBC’s Faculty of Medicine. Dr. de Leeuw grew up on Haida Gwaii and in Terrace (Kitsumkalum Territory) and now divides her time between Lheidli T’enneh/Dakelh Territory (Prince George) and Syilx Territory (Okanagan Centre), British Columbia.


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