Sunday, April 25th at 7 pm PDT

Wordstorm’s special event for Poetry Month 2021 features two poets whose work speaks to this year’s theme: Resilience

Sonnet L’Abbé is a mixed-race Black writer, professor, organizer and emerging musician of Afro-Guyanese, Indo-Guyanese, and Québecois ancestry, and the author of three collections of poetry: A Strange Relief, Killarnoe, and Sonnet’s Shakespeare. Sonnet’s Shakespeare was a Quill and Quire Book of The Year for 2019, was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Raymond Souster Award, and longlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Their chapbook, Anima Canadensis, won the 2017 bp Nichol Chapbook Award. L’Abbé lives on Vancouver Island and is a professor of Creative Writing and English at Vancouver Island University.

Stephen Collis is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Commons (Talonbooks 2008), the BC Book Prize winning On the Material (Talonbooks 2010), Once in Blockadia (Talonbooks 2016) and Almost Islands: Phyllis Webb and the Pursuit of the Unwritten (Talonbooks 2018). In 2019 he was awarded the Latner Writers’ Trust of Canada Poetry Prize in recognition of his body of work. In 2021 Talonbooks published his latest poetry collection, A History of the Theories of Rain. He lives near Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and teaches poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University.

No registration required for this event.
No charge to attend, however, donations are appreciated.

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Wordstorm’s newest event

The Omniform Lounge

which debuted on March 30th
received rave reviews from participants!

The lively discussion focused around artistic Process
and a wide range of perspectives were identified – from the very organized and methodical to more spontaneous approaches – like waiting for the Muse to call and recognizing how fickle she can be.

Need some inspiration? Want to trade thoughts about your writing, music, acting, painting, poetics? The next Omniform Lounge will be held on May 27th, 2021. Watch for more info in the next newsletter.