Lisa Bird-Wilson and Christine Lowther Read in Victoria

February 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Planet Earth Poetry
Hillside Coffee + Tea
1633 Hillside Avenue, Victoria

A WordsThaw Writers Festival Prequel

Co-organized withPlanet Earth Poetry with the support of Canada Council for the Arts

WordsThaw is The Malahat Review's sixth-annual writers festival. Buy your tickets now for March 16 to 18, 2018 and enjoy readings, panels and a master class to celebrate the publication of the fiftieth anniversary issue, “Victoria Past, Victoria Present, Victoria Future.”

Follow @malahatreview for updates about the program.

Featured Poets

Lisa Bird-Wilson

Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Saskatchewan Métis and nêhiyaw writer. Her collection of short stories, Just Pretending (Coteau, 2013), was a finalist for the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Danuta Gleed Literary Award and won four Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2014, including Book of the Year. Bird-Wilson’s debut poetry collection, The Red Files (Nightwood, 2016), reflects on the legacy of the residential school system and the fragmentation of families and histories. Bird-Wilson lives in Saskatoon with her family of seven children and one spouse. She works at the Gabriel Dumont Institute.

Christine Lowther

Christine Lowther lives in a floating shack surrounded by ancient rainforest on Vancouver Island. She’s the author of three poetry collections and a memoir, Born Out of This, which was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize. Co-editor of two anthologies, she happily contributes to other editors’ projects now!