Fertig’s new poems

“Poet, publisher and long-time supporter of the writing community, Salt Spring Island-based Mona Fertig (left) has released her first collection of poems in 14 years.” FULL STORY


Kirton & Brown fireside chat

February 27th, 2023

The Federation of BC Writers will feature poets Jónína Kirton and Michelle Poirier Brown (at right) on its May 14 “Fireside Chat” event.

The chat will be about an hour long, with Brown being the host.

The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Joint the event by registering here: (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers)

A Zoom link for the event will be sent to you. When it’s time for the event you can click on the Zoom link to join the event. Digital doors open at 6:55pm!

Registration is by donation.


Jónína Kirton

Jónína Kirton, a Métis Icelandic poet received the 2016 Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category. Her second collection of poetry, An Honest Woman, was a finalist in the 2018 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She released her third book in 2022, Standing in a River of Time.

Michelle Poirier Brown poet, performer and photographer living on unceded syilx territory in Vernon is nêhiyaw-iskwêw and a citizen of the Métis Nation. You Might Be Sorry You Read This was published in March 2022 by the University of Alberta Press and her chapbook of poems and photographs, Intimacies, was published last October by Jack Pine Press. Her poem “Wake” won PRISM international’s 2019 Earle Birney Prize. The song cycle, “The Length of a Day” (Jeffrey Ryan, composer), premiered in 2021. Michelle’s work has appeared in literary mags in Canada and the US, including Arc, CV2, The Greensboro Review, Grain and Vallum, and several anthologies.



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