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FBCW live poetry event

December 27th, 2022

Neil Surkan (at right) will host an afternoon of online poetry via Zoom on Saturday, January 14 at 2 pm, sponsored by the Federation of BC Writers.

To register and receive a Zoom link, please visit this link:

Featured poets include: Bára Hladík, published in EVENT Mag, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Bed Zine, Empty Mirror, and elsewhere; Catriona Strang, author of Low Fancy, Corked, Reveries of a Solitary Biker, and Unfuckable Lardass; and Steffi Tad-y, author of I Did Not Want to Be Read, Merienda, and From the Shoreline.

A chat will follow.

Digital Doors Open at 1:55PM. Event Starts at 2PM.

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Neil Surkan was born in Penticton, BC. He is the author of two full-length poetry collections — Unbecoming (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021), which was selected as one of three finalists for the City of Calgary’s W.O. Mitchell Award, and On High (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018) — and the chapbooks Their Queer Tenderness (Knife-Fork-Book, 2020) and Super, Natural (Anstruther Press, 2017). His award-winning poems have appeared in numerous Canadian magazines. Neil currently lives and teaches in Nanaimo, on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, with Luca, Edi, and Lloyd.


Bára Hladík

Bára Hladík (1992) is a Czech-Canadian writer and multimedia artist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from the University of British Columbia. She was born in Ktunaxa Territory and is now a guest in Esquimalt, BC

A founding member of the Institute for Domestic Research, Catriona Strang is the author of two collections of  poetry and co-author of Busted, Cold Trip, and Light Sweet Crude with the late Nancy Shaw, whose selected works, The Gorge, she edited. Strang frequently collaborates with composer Jacqueline Leggatt, and lives with her two grown kids on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ Lands.

Steffi Tad-y is a poet & writer from Manila. She is the author of two chapbooks, “I Did Not Want to Be Read” from Frog Hollow Press (2019) & “Merienda” from Rahila’s Ghost Press (2021).  Her first full-length book of poems “From the Shoreline” was published by Gordon Hill Press in Spring 2022.

Catriona Strang

Steffi Tad-y




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