Thu, Jun 29th, 7-9pm, AVWoF! Spoken Word Open Mic – Featuring Daniel Jay Kirk (last Thursday)
Dan Kirk has been writing and presenting poems and doing storytelling for more than 20 years. One of his favourite gigs was for a full house at Fanny Bay Community Hall with folksinger David Freeman. He also enjoyed a reading at Joe's Garage in tandem with a jazz combo and a few other poets. Other readings have included events at Coast Collective in Victoria, 15 Minutes of Infamy in Nanaimo, the Muir Gallery, the Courtenay Library, The Freakin' Cafe and for Elevate the Arts at Union Street Grill.
Currently Dan is hosting a monthly poetry event at Red Tree Specialty Coffee with a featured poet and an open mic following. The next ones are June 5th with Karin Watson and Medwyn and July 10th with Pam Galloway as the featured readers He is also working on an upcoming anthology of Comox Valley poetry with Ed Varney
Dan engages in a practice of daily reading and writing, in the tradition of poet William Stafford, and derives much pleasure in hearing the fruits of this labour read aloud. Otherwise, he sees the poet as fulfilling a valued community function that brings into the form of poetry, the content of our lives.
Years ago, some friends made him a leather notebook cover that he refills with stock notebooks and almost all his writing is made manifest within this cover. The poems for this reading will spend time in the questions we all consider and images we often encounter when we pay close attention.
Admission by donation, suggested $10. Sign up at the door. ***CHAR’S IS NOW KID-FRIENDLY***
Bring your writing, friends, and enthusiasm.
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