Thu, May 30th, 7pm (doors 6:30), AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring: Neil Garvie
May featuring author and poet Neil Garvie “Silence Craves a Voice” www.neilgarvie.com
“Nice to see a committed poet speaking for the environment. The world needs more of you, Neil Garvie!” Derek Hanebury
Neil Garvie’s background includes twenty-five years teaching in reserve-inner city-suburb-ACTALschools in Saskatchewan. His early writing experience was largely as a curriculum writer for SaskEd and his many professional articles in the areas of curriculum and instruction. (He has a Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory.) Neil has also written various magazines and newspaper articles addressing human rights and environmental issues. Besides his academic and philosophical background, Neil has been known for his love of kids and an off-the-wall sense of humour. Sadly, Vascular Parkinsonism forced his early retirement. In the last few years Neil has discovered his poetry and story writing voice. He is presently a resident of Vancouver Island. Read more about Neil.
Neil is a member of the FBCW, the Comox Valley Writers Society, and the Victoria Writers’ Society. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Silence Craves a Voice will go to support the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
Bring your writing, friends, and enthusiasm. (last Thursday of each month)
Admission by donation, suggested $10 (in lieu of hall rental). Sign up at the door. CHAR’S IS KID-FRIENDLY
Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com