On February 14th I’ll be performing as part of a team reading in support of west coast based Queer literary journal Plenitude, edited by Andrea Routley. Plenitude has published my work a number of times and I’m excited to support their ongoing work. The event is $10 at the door, which includes a subscription to Plenitude.
The lineup is excellent: Amber Dawn, author of the incredible memoir How Poetry Saved My Life, Lydia Kwa, author of numerous books including the recent collection sinuous, Leah Horlick, author of Riot Lung and co-founder of the Vancouver Queer reading series Litany, Brett Josef Grubisic, Emilia Nielsen, author of the recent collection Surge Narrows, which I’ve only heard glowing things about, myself, and Plenitude founder and editor Andrea Routley herself promoting her new book Jane and the Whales. Carrelin Brooks will MC.
The event is at Cafe Deux Soleils on Commercial Drive. Doors at 8:30, readings at 9. RSVP to the Facebook event here.
There will also be a raffle (prizes include my book!) to support the Missing Women’s Memorial March, which takes place every year on February 14th to recognize violence against women in the Downtown Eastside and honour the lives of women who have been murdered or gone missing in the DTES. The march begins at Main & Hastings at noon and all are welcome. You can read more about the event here.