Storied: Indispensable tools for poets with Megan Fennya Jones and Tolu Oloruntoba
Join the BC and Yukon Book Prizes for Storied: Discussions on Books, Publishing, and the Creative Process.
Looking for indispensable tools to add to your poet’s toolbox? On Wednesday, July 12th, Megan Fennya Jones and Tolu Oloruntoba will be sharing some of their favourite writing tools via two mini lectures at this month’s Storied. Megan Fennya Jones’ book The Program, and Tolu Oloruntoba’s book Each One a Furnace are finalists for the 2023 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
The event begins at 7 pm (PT). It will run for an hour.
This is a free event, but registration is required.
Funding for the Storied Series is thanks to Canada Book Fund, Creative BC, the Government of BC and the Canada Council for the Arts.
About the guests:
Megan Fennya Jones’s poetry has appeared in publications across North America including Poetry Northwest, Room Magazine, and PRISM International, in the anthology The City Series Number One: Vancouver, and the chapbook Normal Women. She lives in Vancouver.
Tolu Oloruntoba lived in Nigeria and the United States before settling in the metro area of Coast Salish lands known as Vancouver with his family. He spent his early career as a primary care physician, and currently manages virtual health projects with organizations in British Columbia. His poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, while his debut chapbook, Manubrium, was a bpNichol Chapbook Award finalist. The Junta of Happenstance, his first full-length collection, was the winner of the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award for English Language Poetry and the Canadian winner of the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize.