April 2019

Word Play - 2019 by Paul Strickland

On January 17th, 2019 Cafe Voltaire at Books & Co again hosted the Word Play event where poems exploring land-tenure and gender issues were central to the event. The theme for the evening was “Resolution and Reconciliation,” said Erin Bauman, emcee for the series of readings.

Bauman started the event with her poem, “Resolved,” about pipeline protests on Burnaby Mountain in 2018. She said she had spent a night sitting on the mountain as a ceremonial fire-keeper for protest participants: