I’m delighted to share the good news that author, poet and songwriter Bill Arnott will be a regular monthly contributor to the Federation of BC Writers Blog, so be sure to follow us here on WordPress to catch his literary coverage and insights. Bill Arnott is the bestselling author of Dromomania and Gone Viking, with his sales generating donations to numerous charities. His poetry, articles and reviews are published in Canada, the US, the UK, Europe and Asia. You may have seen his Poetry Beat in the League of Canadian Poets Stanza.
In his words:
BC’s poetry scene teems with talent, from neophytes to award-laden laureates. Authors of every facet share spoken word, competitive slam, and rapier-sharp contemporary as writers and fans converge in person, print, online and on airwaves. This is not a list of writing/reading groups or events. It’s subjective, personal experience – people and places where poetry, prose and lyrical verse are created and performed. Here in The West the poetry presence is bedrock-solid but like the imminent big quake, my epicentre is BC’s southwest. For now.