Features: DANIELA ELZA, BONNIE NISH, DIANE TUCKER
Host: Franci Louanne
Sunday July 24
The Heritage Grill
Daniela Elza is a free-range poet, and a non-medicated scholar of the poetic consciousness. She has released more than a 150 organic poems into the wor(l)d in over 50 publications.
This year Daniela completed her doctorate in Philosophy of Education (SFU) and launched her first e-Book: The Book of It. (which is now also available in print). Her poetry book The Weight of Dew is forthcoming with Mother Tongue Publishing (Spring, 2012). Daniela will have copies of the book of it there and a few 4poets books. She will read from both.
Bonnie Nish is a founder and the Executive Director of Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society, a charitable organization in the literary arts, based in Vancouver British Columbia.She is also Executive Producer of the Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival, an outdoor festival now in its eighth year.
Bonnie’s poetry is published widely. You may view some of her work (both poetry and prose, including book reviews) in “The Toronto Quarterly”, “Quills,” “WordWorks”, and on-line at blueprintreview.com, hackwriters.com and greenboathouse.com. Bonnie is currently pursuing her Masters in Arts Education at SFU. She lives in Vancouver with her teenagers, which include her dog Cody, who believes he is the most poetic one in the family.
Diane Tucker grew up a singing, acting and writing child in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her first book of poems, God on His Haunches (Nightwood Editions, 1996) was shortlisted for the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her second poetry book, Bright Scarves of Hours, was published by Palimpsest Press in September 2007.
Her poems have been published in more than fifty journals in Canada and abroad. Her first novel, His Sweet Favour, was released by Thistledown Press in 2009. She edits books too, but crafts and paints also, to free herself from the endless run of words in her head.