Audience appreciation

Poster designed by Jeffrey Ricker

Happy National Poetry Month! What kinds of poems are you reading? If you’re in Vancouver and looking for more great poetry experiences, may I humbly suggest that you check out Swoon this Friday? This Friday’s event is going to have great readings of both poetry and prose by some  absolutely fantastic writers. I’m really looking forward to what promises to be a wonderful, literary evening about love, sex, and chocolate!

Last Saturday (March 29) I participated in the celebration of UBC Bookstore’s recent renovations by performing some of my work at a special reading that included, among others, my talented colleagues Rebecca Hales, Francine Cunningham, Charles-Adam Foster-Simard, Kayla Czaga, and Jeffrey Ricker.  I read from my manuscript, The Brightest Thing, and made good on a dare to myself to read some brand new work, too–work that was kindly and enthusiastically received…. While the event’s venue turned out to be a bit chaotic–so many others events happening at once–the audience there was of the highest calibre. Thank you to everyone who came out to listen! I hope to see many of you again this Friday at Cocoa Nymph  (3739 W. 10th Avenue) for this spring’s edition of Swoon!IMG_1690IMG_1680

Photo credits: James Daniell

Thanks for reading. I hope your National Poetry Month is full of poems–and chocolate (is there a National Chocolate Month yet?)!


Published by Ruth Daniell

Ruth Daniell is a speech arts teacher, a book editor, and an award-winning writer. Her first full-length collection of poems is The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press, 2019). She lives in Kelowna, BC, where is at work on her second collection of poems.

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