The Hermit Poet

January 20, 2007

Friday Jan 26 – Featured Reading @ Upstart Crow Books (North Van)

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 10:39 am

For those in the area, I’ll be co-featuring at Upstart Crow Books in North Vancouver this upcoming Friday (Jan 26). It’s a wonderful used bookstore (the kind that’s dangerous for writers and bibliophiles to enter with money in their pockets). Great location. Great crowd. All round good experience. And an open mic for those who wish to read as well.

I’ll be reading a mixture of work: new material, older material, things from Babbage’s Dream and things from The Lost Country of Sight. Something for everyone. Even some love poems since Valentine’s Day is coming up. Chapbooks for sale, flyers for my upcoming courses, and business cards for Boxcar Poetry Review. If you’ve just stumbled on this blog, you might also check out my website at

Also featured that evening is Russell Thornton. Here’s an interview with him and his bio page at the League of Canadian Poets. He has three books under his belt, some of which will no doubt be on sale there.

Still in the works this weekend:

  • a blog entry on my experience at the All Mixed Up launch (the third chapbook in a series of hapa literature and arts) held on this past Thursday (Jan 18)
  • a post on an alternative to the traditional poetry contest model which Boxcar Poetry Review will adopt in this new year

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