I'm very excited to be part of the second annual Lit Fest New West this weekend in New Westminster, B.C. This event celebrates the literary arts, writers, authors. It is also a venue for the Lower Mainland leg of the BC Book Prizes Tour.
The reading and writing festival starts on Thursday, April 12th. Check out all the exciting events:
Thursday, April 12, 2012: The Heritage Grill hosts the Dead Poet's Slam. A poetry slam is a competition where poets read or recite original work, but at a Dead Poet's Slam, poets read a dead poet's poetry. Sometimes they dress in costume to resemble the dead poet. Performances will be judged by five randomly selected members of the audience. It could be you! You might even discover the next Canadian Poetry Idol! $5 at the door.
Friday, April 13, 2012: The New Westminster Public Library hosts a Night of Mystery. On Friday the 13th, no less! I will be with fellow authors Don Hauka and Elizabeth Elwood. We'll be reading short excerpts from our work and will answer your questions on mystery and crime writing, and our books. A reception will follow. Free.
Saturday, April 14, 2012: Douglas College is the venue for a variety of workshops, a marketplace and entertainment. If you are an aspiring writer, bring a sample of your work and visit the Blue Pencil Cafe for a free review by published authors and poets. All events free.
There's something for everyone. Looking forward to seeing you there!