Thu, Apr 27th, 7-9pm, AVWoF! Spoken Word Open Mic – Featuring Sue Pederson (last Thursday)
Susan Pederson is an award-winning writer (that is, if winning a creative writing award in Grade 9 counts).
That recognition launched her towards a successful writing career as a lifetime underachiever, with notable positions as the editor of the Llama and Alpaca Times, as well as the esteemed writer of the pita bread package for Byblos Bakery.
In addition, she has taken advantage of numerous opportunities to sell her soul to the advertising business, a highlight being writing a radio advertisement for a pesticide that was a known killer of burrowing owls.
In spite of these transgressions, she has had the opportunity to read her work on several CBC broadcasts, has written for the Globe and Mail, and continues to write magazine articles and marketing materials for organizations that do not murder borrowing owls.
She has just pressed the save button for the last time on two books: one about raising a toddler while going through menopause, and another, a collection of poems she wrote to her best friend while she was dying of cancer. A book of poems dedicated to borrowing owls may be in her future.
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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