Fat Oyster Reading Series

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Please join us November 29, 2017 for another reading by some of Canada’s best authors!

We will be featuring:

Rachel RoseRachel Rose is the Poet Laureate of Vancouver. The author of four poetry books, her most recent collection, Marry & Burn (Harbour) received a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and was nominated for a Governor General’s Award. Her non-fiction book, The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World’s K9 Cops, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books  (http://rachelsprose.weebly.com/) in October of 2017. Also in October of 2017, Anvil will publish the Poet Laureate Legacy Project anthology, Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food.

Rachel Rose


Christine Lowther is co-editor of two anthologies and author of Born Out of This plus three books of poetry. She won the creative non-fiction category of the Federation of British Columbia Writers 2016 Literary Writes contest. Her poems appear in Make it True, Refugium: Poems for the Pacific and Force Field: 77 Women Poets of British Columbia, while her prose appears in The Summer Book, Canadian Ginger, Wild Moments, In the Company of Animals, and Where the Nights are Twice as Long. Christine’s prose poem about a creek recently appeared in The Malahat Review. She lives in Clayoquot Sound.



Ecko Aleck expresses herself in a variety of forms.  This evening she will be presenting spoken word.  She was born into the Nlaka’pamux Nation and adopted into the shíshálh Nation. Her traditional name is Kawaya “Blue Jay”, which represents laughter. Ecko is passionate about her culture and continues to expand her knowledge of art through many mediums. She has a vision to be a voice for her people and a key holder to keeping her culture alive by passing down traditions and teachings through media arts. Ecko is trained in Audio Engineering, Music Production and Film Editing with a lifetime background of traditional singing, drumming, dancing and ceremonies.

Since the age of 13 Ecko has travelled up and down the Sunshine Coast with her father, Terry Aleck, to perform and teach traditional song and dance to elementary and secondary students.


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WordStorm http://www.wordstorm.ca/

Denman Island Writers and Readers Festival  http://denmanislandwritersfestival.com/

Elevate the Arts  http://www.elevatethearts.com/

Words on the Water  http://www.wordsonthewater.ca/

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