News and Events

FBCW Salt Spring Island get together

On Saturday, July 8 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Lorraine Gane will give a talk on grants available to Canadian writers and how to increase the chances of success. There will be time for questions and answers. This will be followed by a potluck dinner  (please bring a dish to share) to 6:30 p.m.  Free. Please RSVP lorrainegane@shaw.ca.

From the Vesuvius Ferry: after leaving the ferry, drive on Vesuvius Road to the first intersection (Lower Ganges Road) and turn right; follow the road to Brinkworthy Road on the right (about 1/2 km), then follow the directions below to the clubhouse.

From Fulford Ferry: after leaving the ferry, drive on the Fulford-Ganges Road through Ganges and turn right at Brinkworthy Road (about 2 1/2 km north of town); follow the directions below to the clubhouse.

Location: Brinkworthy Place, 135 Brinkworthy Rd.

Directions to the clubhouse: drive into Brinkworthy on Beech Street and cross Cherry. The clubhouse is on the corner of Beech and Pine. You can’t miss it. Please park in the parking lot, not on the street.


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Upcoming Poetry Readings in  Ontario

Tuesday, June 9, 7 p.m.

Orangeville Public Library

1 Mill St., 519/941-0610

Tuesday, June 16, 8 p.m.

The Art Bar (at the Black Swan, 154 Danforth, upstairs); Free

Tuesday, June 30, 7 p.m.

Beauty & Light: An evening of music and poetry

with Debbie Danbrook;  Wonderworks (25 Baldwin St.); $15


Reading at the Salt Spring Library with Brian Brett, Phyllis Webb, and Diana Hayes – April 15 – 2015

http://talonbooks.com/news/a-packed-house-for-phyllis-webb-on-saltspring-island








Phyllis Webb reading at the Salt Spring Library

















Reading: The Blue Halo and The Way the Light Enters

On Thursday, January 15 Lorraine will read from her new poetry collections  The Blue Halo and The Way the Light Enters at the Salt Spring Library, 7 p.m. (129 McPhllips Ave., 250-537-4666)

BOOK LAUNCHES – THE WAY THE LIGHT ENTERS AND THE BLUE HALO

Salt Spring poet Lorraine Gane is launching two new poetry collections this fall: The Way the Light Enters (Black Moss Press) on Sunday, October 12, with readings along one of the most beautiful coastal walks in the Gulf Islands (2-3 p.m., meet at the barn at Ruckle Park, rain or shine) and The Blue Halo (Leaf Press) on Saturday, October 18 at the Salt Spring Library with Nanaimo poet Mary Ann Moore at 3 p.m.

OCT. 18 BOOK LAUNCH – THE BLUE HALO

SUPPORT FOR WRITERS: FUNDING THROUGH GRANTS

In this free workshop you’ll be presented with a summary of the major grants available to writers through government funding bodies, as well as ways to write a compelling, clear, and concise application to increase the chances of success. There will be time for questions and answers. A resources list and other material will also be provided.

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2-4 p.m.

Place: Salt Spring Library  (129 McPhllips Ave., 250-537-4666)

The Perfect Day of Poetry

On Saturday, November 30th at 12:30pm, two Salt Spring poets will join together for Love and Beauty: The Perfect Day of Poetry at the Salt Spring Library (129 McPhllips Ave., 250-537-4666).

Joanne Thorwaldson will read from thirteen poems for releasing love and Lorraine Gane will read from Beauty and Beyond: Songs of Small Mercies. Joanne Thorwaldson’s thirteen poems for releasing love was recently shortlisted for the 2013 bpNichol Chapbook Award. She has a previous chapbook of poems written with K. Louise Schmidt (Vincent) entitled The Letter Poems. Lorraine Gane is a poet, writer, teacher, and editor. She is the author of Even the Slightest Touch Thunders on My Skin (Black Moss Press, 2002), Beauty and Beyond: Songs of Small Mercies (Leaf Press, 2012), and The Blue Halo, to be published by Leaf Press next year. Lorraine is currently completing a book on writing, and she also mentors writers through workshops, online courses, coaching, and manuscript editing. www.lorrainegane.com.

Love after Love

Songs for the beloved: An afternoon of music and poetry
with Master Shakuhachi musician Debbie Danbrook

Sat. Nov. 3
The Red Canoe Studio
57 Devon Rd. , Toronto (one stop light south of Woodbine subway)
2-4 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
$20 at the door (tea & treats included)
Space is limited so please RSVP
info@lorrainegane.com

Reading at Planet Earth Reading Series in Victoria with Diana Hayes – Friday, March 23

Moka House, #103-1633 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, B.C., Canada, V8T 2C4,  (250) 370-2077, 7:30 P.M., $3 at the door.


Poem for National Poetry Month:

http://lcpnationalpoetrymonth2011.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/lorraine-gane-salt-spring-island-bc-lcp-member-since-2004/