Thu, Sep 27th, 7pm (doors 6), AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring Ben Nuttall-Smith
Ben Nuttall-Smith taught Music, Theatre, Art, and Language until he retired in 1991. Ben is Past President of the Federation of British Columbia Writers and member of The Writers’ Union of Canada.
Publications include two novels: Mad God of the Toltecs and Discovered in a Scream, (Rutherford Press 2017), poetry: Crescent Beach Reflections, (Rutherford Press 2017), an illustrated biography of Fraser Valley homesteader and pioneer bush-pilot, Pat Carey – Flying With White Eagle , (Rutherford Press 2016), illustrated children’s books – Henry Hamster Esquire and Grandpa’s Homestead – Haiku.
Ben’s poems and short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and online publications including All That Uneasy Spring ed. Patrick Lane; Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine; Poemata Canadian Poetry Association; Royal City Poets, Silver Bow Publishing, Between Earth and Sky, Silver Bow Publishing, Lucidity
Journal of Verse, Bear House Publishing, Houston, Texas;
Cyclamens and Swords on line poetry magazine.
Ben was the winner of The Surrey Board of Trade Special Achievement Award 2011 for work as a writer and for service to the writing community. He was also awarded an Honorary Life Membership by the Federation of British Columbia Writers, May 2013, “in recognition of extraordinary service and dedication to the ideal of Writers Helping Writers”.
Open Mic 7-9pm Admission by donation, suggested $10 (in lieu of hall rental). Sign up at the door. CHAR’S IS KID-FRIENDLY
Bring your writing, friends, and enthusiasm. (last Thursday of each month)
Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com