Reading with poets Arleen Paré and Miranda Pearson

On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, poets Arleen Paré and Miranda Pearson will read from and discuss their latest books at Banyen Books & Sound. Join the poets from 7:00pm to 8:30pm, free to attend.
Arleen Paré is a Victoria poet and novelist, a graduate of SFU’s TWS program and an MFA graduate in poetry from the University of Victoria. Her first book, Paper Trail, was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Award for Poetry, and won the Victoria Butler Book Prize in 2008. Her second book, Leaving Now, a novel, was released in 2012. Lake of Two Mountains, her third book, won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 2014. It was also nominated for the Victoria Butler Book Prize and won the CBC Bookie Award. Paré’s latest poetry collection, He Leaves His Face in the Funeral Car was released in September, 2015.

Miranda Pearson’s poetry has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, and her latest collection is titled The Fire Extinguisher. She is the author of three previous collections: Prime, The Aviary and Harbour. The Aviary won the Alfred G. Bailey prize in 2006 and Harbour was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Prize in 2010. Miranda lives in Vancouver, where she teaches and edits poetry and works in Community Mental Health.

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