- Our Town
Governor General’s award winner to give poetry workshop
The TNRD Library System and the Kamloops Society for the Written Arts, producers of the Kamloops Writers Festival, are hosting an all-day poetry workshop with John Pass on Saturday, April 8 in celebration of National Poetry Month (April).
The workshop will include a visit to the Kamloops Library to see Jen Sookfong Lee, a novelist, CBC radio personality, and poet. This will be followed by a voluntary poetry reading at the Kamloops Library by participants and John Pass.
The workshop will begin at Desert Gardens Seniors Community Centre in the Boardroom at 8:30 am. Participants can expect to be immersed in the world of poetry until approximately 5:00 pm.
There is a $20 fee for the workshop, with $10 to be refunded to participants on the day of the workshop. Registration and payment must be made in person at the Kamloops Library.
All profits will go to the 2017 Kamloops Writers Festival. Seating is limited.
John Pass won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry in 2006 for Stumbling in The Bloom (Oolichan Books) and the Dorothy Livesay Prize in 2012 for crawlspace (Harbour Publishing).