Poetry Three Ways

Fiona Tinwei Lam, Dana I.D. Matthews, Heather T. Smith

Poetry Three Ways

Moderator: Kirsten Pendreigh

Event Number: 34
Tickets: $20.00

$9.50 for student groups

Poetry Three Ways

Fiona Tinwei Lam, Dana I.D. Matthews, Heather T. Smith

Thursday, October 18
10:15am - 11:45am
Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver

Prepare to be mesmerized by the power of words and the mind-bending creativity of these poets on the page, on the stage or on the screen. Fiona Tinwei Lam’s video poems, one titled Plasticnic, about plastic and its growing impact on our environment, are sure to catch kids’ eyes. Dana I.D. Matthews also propels words from the page—this time with his voice. The emcee and spoken word poet speaks about his upbringing in Haiti and Ontario in two albums, Hippies & Aliens and Scraped Knees. Heather T. Smith’s rhythms are just as original, swirling as free verse in Ebb & Flow, already described as one of the “best books of the year” by Quill & Quire. Join us to discover how versatile poetry can really be.

Kirsten Pendreigh’s poetry has been published in Juniper, SubTerrain and the Sustenance anthology and was long-listed for The New Quarterly’s Occasional Verse Contest.

Grades 6–9.

Event Participants:

Fiona Tinwei Lam

British Columbia

Fiona Tinwei Lam has authored two poetry books and a children’s book. She edited The Bright Well: Canadian Poems on Facing Cancer and co-edited Love Me True: Writers on the Ins, Outs, Ups & Downs of Marriage. She has won TNQ’s Nick Blatchford prize and was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Her work appears in over 30 anthologies. Her poetry videos have screened at festivals locally and internationally.

fionalam.net

Dana Matthews

Dana I.D. Matthews

British Columbia

Dana Matthews, a Haitian born poet & MC, was adopted and raised in Timmins and London, Ontario. Now an independent Vancouver based artist, he has a voice that naturally commands the attention of anyone in the room. His diverse lyricism springs from his unique upbringing & extensive spoken word poetry background.

danaidmatthews.com, @danaidmatthews

 

Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Ontario

Originally from Newfoundland, Heather Smith now lives in Waterloo, Ontario, with her husband and three children. She is the author of The Agony of Bun O’Keefe, which was named one of The Globe & Mail‘s 100 Best Books of 2017. Her middle grade novel, Ebb & Flow, has received starred reviews from both Quill & Quire and School Library Journal. Her East Coast roots inspire much of her writing.

heathertsmith.com@Heather_T_Smith