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April 22, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Poems for the Planet 
Sunday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., Centennial Square
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with free poetry readings from Yvonne Blomer and guest poets who will express their climate change concerns and passion through poetry for Southern Vancouver Island and the Pacific Ocean. Featured poets will include Marilyn Bowering, Stephen Collis, Marlene Grand Maitre, Heidi Greco, Anne Hopkinson, Tim Lilburn, Garth Martens, Wendy Morton, Kyeren Regher, Chris Smart and Christine Walde. Dancers Nikko Snow and Dyana Sonik-Henderson will perform in response to Bruce Cockburn’s “False River,” a poem commissioned by Yvonne Blomer. Hosted by the City of Victoria with the support of the League of Canadian Poets.


City of Victoria


Centennial Square
1 Centennial Square
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P6 Canada
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