Join Aqua Books for a launch that mixes words and music, as Vancouver poet Bren Simmers is joined by singer-songwriter Jenny Berkel and poet / banjo player Michelle Elrick on Saturday, April 9 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Bren Simmershas a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia. Winner of the Arc Poem of the Year Award and shortlisted for the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award, her poetry has been published in The Antigonish Review, CV2, Event, The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, and Prism International. Night Gears is her first collection of poetry.
Jenny Berkel has played with bands The Wandering Goose and Lady o’Lakes, toured across Canada, busked on the streets of Paris and Belfast, and been nominated for two music awards. This summer she released her first solo recording, Gather Your Bones.
Michelle Elrick's first book, a collection of poems titled To Speak, was published in 2010. In addition, her work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, Canadian Literature, Event and other magazines, and performed at festivals and events. She is currently writing her novel, Dust House.