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An Evening of Poetry and Literary Company

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm



Celebrating National Poetry Month


April is National Poetry Month and we should celebrate.

April 13th Silverton Memorial Hall will host An Evening of Poetry and Literary Company. Five established local adult poets will be joined by several young emerging poets reading their work.  Over 40 books have been published by the cohort of adult poets. The doors open at 7:30pm and the readings start at 8pm. The event is free.

Tom Wayman stands as one of BC’s leading poets with over 20 published collections of poetry, plus several collections of short stories, novellas and novels. Recently Wayman was presented with BC’s George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing his long-standing contribution to the literary world in BC and Canada. Barbara Curry Mulcahy published  The Man with the Dancing Monkey to strong reviews and is a regular contributor to literary magazines in BC and across Canada. Sean Arthur Joyce published seven books of poetry, a novel and several historic volumes. The former President of the Federation of BC Writers, Keith Liggett has published six books of which two are collections of poetry. Kate Smyles swings back and forth between singer/songwriter and poet. This evening she will be treading the boards as a poet. To round out the evening, several emerging poets from the Lucerne School will join to read their recent work.

Sean Arthur Joyce, Barbara Curry Mulcahy, and Tom Wayman all have books being released in the near future and will have work for sale at the reading.

Slocan Lake Arts Council will host a refreshment stand and the book sale table of published works by the reading poets.

The evening is supported by Silverton Writes, Slocan Lake Arts Council, and grants from the Columbia Basin Trust and the RDCK.

It should be an interesting evening with a wide variety of styles and voices in celebration of National Poetry Month.

And it is FREE.

For more information:

Keith Liggett


Tom Wayman                            

Barbara Curry Mulcahy            

Sean Arthur Joyce                     

Keith Liggett                             


Silverton Writes


New Denver / Silverton
Organizer Contact Name
Keith Liggett


Silverton Memorial Hall
203 Lake Ave
Silverton, V0G 1M0
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