Acclaimed author Porter to read at Sidney open mic event

Join the Literary Kitchen Sink open mic today (Feb. 12) at the Sidney North Saanich Library to support local writers and poets.

Award-winning poet and novelist Pamela Porter will be speaking at the upcoming Literary Kitchen Sink Open Mic tomorrow (Feb. 12).

SIDNEY — Join the Literary Kitchen Sink open mic tomorrow (Feb. 12) at the Sidney North Saanich Library to support local writers and poets, and hear featured poet and novelist Pamela Porter.

Porter has won more than a dozen provincial, national and international awards for her writing, including four collections of poetry, three novels and a picture book for children. Her verse novel, The Crazy Man, won the Governor General’s Award, the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and the Red Cedar Award.

The open mic is an opportunity for writers to share their work with an appreciative audience. Writers of all genres and experience are invited to read their poetry, story excerpts, memoir or other written words, and will have up to five minutes to read.

Writers are asked to arrive a few minutes early to register; if the number of writers exceeds the number of reading slots, names will be drawn from a hat.

The Open Mic is sponsored by the Sidney North Saanich Library Writers Group, open to writers of all genres to share and discuss their writing in a supportive environment. Activities include guest speakers, networking opportunities and feedback and critiquing of written works. New members are always welcome.

For more information, contact the library at 250-656-0944.

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