Heidi Greco lives in Surrey, BC, where she has long advocated for the literary arts. She is proudest of convincing her city to hire an official Poet Laureate. With poems, fiction, essays and reviews to her credit, her books include a novella, Shrinking Violets, and the forthcoming poetry collection, Practical Anxiety.
Russell Thornton's The Hundred Lives (2014) was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. His Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain (2013) was shortlisted for the General's Award for Poetry, the Raymond Souster Award and the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. His newest collection, The Broken Face, is due out in fall 2018.
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.