Joe Denham is the author of the novel The Year of Broken Glass (Nightwood Editions, 2011), as well as four collections of poetry, including Regeneration Machine (Nightwood Editions, 2015), which won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. His work has also appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets and Spindrift. He lives with his family in Victoria, BC.
Bernice Lever, a Life member of LCP since 2000, writes and edits on Bowen Island, but is part many west coast and national literary events and groups. Bernice has written 8 poetry books, as well as a college textbook and other prose pieces. In 2004, she received CAA’s Allan Sangster Award for service to writers; in 2007, the Special Achievement Award: Surrey International Writers Conference from the Surrey Board of Trade, and in 2008, a Lifetime Achievement Award: Vancouver Public Library and World Poetry Reading Series.
The Planet Earth Poetry reading series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. The evening begins at 7:30 with an open mic, followed by a featured reader(s). Planet Earth Poetry is located at Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave (across from Bolen Books). Between 7 and 7:15, put your name in the hat to read at open mic.