Digital Doors Open at 1:45, Event Starts at 2PM
Join us for In/Verse on Saturday, Feb 13 at 1:45 pm by registering here (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers) and 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.
Heidi Greco works as a writer and editor in the wilds of South Surrey. Her most recent poetry collections are Flightpaths: The Lost Journals of Amelia Earhart (Caitlin, 2017) and Practical Anxiety (Inanna Publications, 2018). She has poems forthcoming in several anthologies and is currently working on a book that’s a departure for her – critical commentary about one of her favourite films, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Glorious Birds: A Celebratory Homage to Harold and Maude will be published by Vancouver’s Anvil Press early in 2021. More info at her website: heidigreco.ca
Evelyn Lau is the Vancouver author of thirteen books, including eight volumes of poetry. Her memoir Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid (HarperCollins, 1989), published when she was eighteen, was made into a CBC movie starring Sandra Oh in her first major role. Evelyn’s prose books have been translated into a dozen languages; her poetry has received the Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award, the Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a Canadian woman, and a National Magazine Award, as well as nominations for a BC Book Prize and a Governor-General’s Award. Her poems have been chosen numerous times for inclusion in the Best Canadian Poetry series, and she has been writer-in-residence at UBC, Kwantlen College and Vancouver Community College, as well as Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Calgary. From 2011-2014, Evelyn served as Poet Laureate for the City of Vancouver.
Tolu Oloruntoba was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Harvard Divinity Bulletin, PRISM International, Pleiades, Columbia Journal Online, Obsidian, The Maynard, and the Humber Literary Review, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His debut chapbook, Manubrium, was published by Anstruther Press, and was shortlisted for the 2020 bpNichol Chapbook Award. A full-length collection, The Junta of Happenstance, is forthcoming from Anstruther Books in Spring 2021. He lives in Metro Vancouver. https://tolu.ca/
Al Rempel’s books of poetry are Undiscovered Country, This Isn't the Apocalypse We Hoped For, Understories, and three chapbooks: Deerness, Four Neat Holes and The Picket Fence Diaries. His poems have also appeared in journals such as The Malahat Review, CV2, and Event as well as in various anthologies, most recently Sweetwater and Heartwood. He has collaborated in a variety of videopoem projects. He can be found at https://alrempel.com/
Host Fiona Tinwei Lam has authored three books of poetry, including her most recent collection, Odes & Laments, as well as a children’s book about dealing with grief, The Rainbow Rocket. She edited The Bright Well: Contemporary Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer, and has co-edited two nonfiction anthologies. Her poems have thrice appeared on Poetry in Transit. Her prose and poetry appear in more than 35 anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry (2010 and 2020 editions) and Forcefield: 77 Women Poets of BC. Her poetry videos have screened at festivals locally and internationally. She teaches at SFU Continuing Studies. fionalam.net