Naomi Beth Wakan guest at open mic night in honour of National Poetry Month

Lisa Webster Gibson

Poetry Gabriola

Monday, April 8 2013

In celebration of National Poetry Month, join guest poet Naomi Beth Wakan at our monthly Poetry Open Mic.

Naomi Beth Wakan, poet and essayist, will be offering a speed session on how to write haiku, probably the most difficult form of poetry to write. She hopes you will all be inspired to produce at least one good haiku and to gain some insight into what this being-in-the-moment, one-breath poetry is all about. For 11 years now, Naomi has held annual gatherings on Gabriola, to which some of the best North American haiku writers have come, and so, although she may not be one herself, she knows where the gold is. April 18, 7-9 p.m., doors at 6:45 p.m. at the Old Crow Café. 

For more information email or call 250-247-0117. Entry is by donation. Each open mic has an opportunity for reading as well as a writing event. Performers sign up on arrival. Every third Thursday of the month!