Todd writes: “Take a mixture of Scottish Canadian poets, Chinese Canadian poets, a Chilean poet, a bagpiper who likes Chinese food, a Vancouver Book Award nominee born in Scotland who happens to be of Chinese ancestry, and give them a stage sure to promote good will and inter-culturalism everywhere!”
This event is organized by Asian Canadian Writers Workshop, World Poetry Reading Series, and the Vancouver Public Library.
Featured poets and performers:
Neil Gray: (Scotland) to recite Robbie Burns
Fiona Tin Wei Lam: (Born in Scotland – raised in Canada) – Vancouver Book Award finalist for Intimate Distances
Joe McDonald: bagpipes
Norman Morrison: (Scotland) reciting Canadian poet Robert Service
Louie Hummer : (Scotland) vocals
Jacinda Oldale: Scottish Canadian
Trev Sue-A-Quan: (Guayana) author of Cane Reapers
Jim Wong-Chu: (Canada) author of Chinatown Ghosts, editor of anthologies Swallowing Clouds, and Many-Mouthed Birds, and the just released Chinese Canadian fiction anthology “Strike the Wok.”
Mr. Yizhong: Chinese (Mandarin)
and special guest Hernan Bravo: (Chilean)
Hosted by Todd Wong, Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
Admission is FREE and ALL are welcome!
See you there!