Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Liz Reads in Vancouver, Oct 24

The Poetry Bash

Saturday, Oct 24, 8:00 pm
Performance Works, Granville Island

Elizabeth Bachinsky
Robert Bringhurst
Xi Chuan
Carol Ann Duffy
Heather McHugh
Gregory Scofield

Host: Clea Young

Always a Festival favourite event, The Poetry Bash brings to Vancouver’s stage this year six poets who are titans in this field. England’s poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy joins Pulitzer Prize nominee Heather McHugh, CanadianRobert Bringhurst, winner of the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, and China’s Xi Chuan, widely translated and recognized as one of the most dynamic poets living in China today. Rounding out the team is relative newcomer Elizabeth Bachinsky, herself nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry, and Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize winner, Gregory Scofield. This is a formidable line-up, sure to please the ear of word and image lovers everywhere. 

Buy tickets online at 
Vancouver Tix.