Every summer, I host a public poetry and prose reading series at the Jim Deva Plaza (on Davie & Bute Streets) in Vancouver. Sponsored by Dagger Editions and the West End Business Improvement Association, each event has three to four queer readers who self-identify as women. Past readers include: Rabbit Richards, jaye simpson, Sara Graefe, Tina Biello, Monica Meneghetti, Jane Byers, Fatima Amarshi, Sempulyan, Adèle Barcalay, Beni Xiao, Jane Shi, Cicely-Belle Blain, Betsy Warland, and Nicola Harwood. Past community supporters have been: QMUNITY, Queer Arts Festival, Queer Film Festival, and Little Sisters Bookstore.
I hope that every year we can continue to provide a free, public, queer, literary reading experience in a very visible, high-traffic area of Vancouver.