Jason Lee Author Reading
Wednesday January 22 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Pat Buckna Reading
Saturday January 25 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Author and songwriter Pat Buckna has been very active in the music scene on the Sunshine Coast and Texada Island. He performs, produces concerts and has offered writing presentations at the Powell River Library.
His memoir Only Children has been getting excellent reviews from reader for his candid exploration of his interesting and unique family life. Pat has been writing music and performing since the early 1970’s and created the first record label in the Northwest Territories back in 1982. He’s been artist director of the Folk on Rocks Music Festival in Yellowknife, ran the stages for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival for several years and more recently has performed and MC’d the Texada Island Roots and Blues Festival. He has a recording studio (High Road Recording) on Texada Island and has worked with the Powell River Senior’s Writing group for the past nine years.
He is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University where he worked with mentors Stephen Osborne and Wayde Compton, attended Betsy Warlard’s Manuscript Intensive and has participated in a number Banff Writing Seminars with poet Elizabeth Philips, and Curtis Gillespie. He’s a member of the Federation of BC Writers and the Alberta Writers Group.
Words in the Burbs
Wednesday January 29 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
What a great line-up this month!
We'll hear from a 'couple' of Vancouver poets Emily Osborne and Daniel Cowper, along with Guernica Editions publisher Michael Mirolla, who is also the current writer-in-residence at Joy Kogawa House. They'll be joined by the prolific and talented young poet Isabella Wang and 'Burbs co-host Christina Myers, who will share a sneak peek at her upcoming anthology BIG.
It'll be a fantastic evening to hear - and support – some fine new work. Join us!