The Poetry En(JAM)bment

Poetry is for everyone. With this powerhouse line-up of fabulous poets, come enjoy an evening of sensational words, wrapped up in one hell of a rhythmic flow. From themes of family, place, community, and more, these poets promise to delight and redefine what poetry is all about.

Event Type: Reading
Red Gate Revue Stage
Date: Friday, March 15, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: Pay What You Can (recommended: $12.50)
ASL Interpretation Available by Request Before February 15, 2019


Cicely Belle Blain is an activist, writer, artist and CEO; they are one of Vancouver’s fifty most influential people of 2018, an award-winning co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Vancouver and a member of the Canadian youth delegation to the United Nations.

Meharoona Ghani is a graduate of SFU’s Writer’s Studio and the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, who has published in several anthologies and won writing competitions. She’s happiest when writing.


Adrienne Gruber is the author of two poetry books and five chapbooks. Her third poetry collection, Q & A, is forthcoming with Book*hug in Spring 2019.


Taryn Hubbard is a member of Room’s editorial board. Her first poetry collection is forthcoming from Talonbooks in 2020. She lives and writes in Chilliwack.


Joanna Lilley has published a novel, Worry Stones, a short story collection, The Birthday Books, and two poetry collections, If There Were Roads and The Fleece Era.


Fenn Stewart reads and writes in Vancouver, BC. She is an editor at The Capilano Review, a lecturer at UBC, and the author of Better Nature (2017), as well as the chapbooks An OK Organ Man (2012), Vegetable Inventory (2013), and from Waltzing (2014).

Kim Trainor‘s second book, Ledi, describes the excavation of an Iron Age horsewoman’s grave in the steppes of Siberia. She lives in Vancouver.


Onjana Yawnghwe has written two books of poetry, Fragments, Desire (Oolichan, 2017) and The Small Way (Caitlin, 2018). She is currently working on a graphic novel.

Update: Unfortunately, Cecily Nicholson is no longer able to appear at this event. 


Dina Del Bucchia is podcaster, literary event coordinator, and the author of four collections of poetry and a book of short stories.