Poetry evening at Red Tree

The first Poetry@Red Tree of the summer will be Monday, July 10 at 7 p.m. and will feature Vancouver poet Pamela Galloway. The second half of the evening will again feature an open mic for poets to share their own poems or the poems of others.

Pam Galloway came to B.C. from northern England in 1980. She lives in Vancouver with her delightful companion, Leeloo the cat.

Pam has been writing and publishing poems for about 25 years and before that read them and before that listened to her mother recite them to her.

Her poems have been published widely in literary magazines and anthologies. Two of her poems were selected by the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate and published on the website established the Library of Parliament. One was selected as poem of the month by poet laureate for 2002-04, George Bowering and another by poet laureate for 2006-08, John Steffler.

Her first book of poetry Parallel Lines (Ekstasis Editions, Victoria) was published in 2006. Her most recent book of poetry is Passing Stranger, published fall 2014 (Inanna Publications, Toronto).

Recent featured poets at Poetry@Red Tree have included Matt Rader, bill bissett, Cornelia Hoogland and John Donlan . Upcoming featured poets include Leyla Josephine from Glasgow in November and Ed Varney and friends reading from T.S Eliot’s Four Quartets in October.

You will be able to enjoy the poetry along with a hot or cold drink and a treat. Bring a poem (or three), a friend (or two), or just come along on an artist’s date with yourself and meet those folks like you, that like to be stirred by words and the music they make.

Arrive at around 6:45 to sign up for the open mic. It has been filling up quickly as of late.

Red Tree Specialty Coffee is in TinTown at 2546 Rosewall Crescent.