The Living Room
A free and open democratic reading where people read their own work and listen to others in a circle format.
Nanaimo North Branch of the VIRL
Location: 6250 Hammond Bay Road
Second Thursday of the Month
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Other Dates: Sept. 10th, Oct. 15th,
Bring 3 or 4 poems to read.
The Living Room is designed for new, emerging, and established poets to come together in a sense of poetic community to share their work. Each poet will have opportunities to read original work of a maximum of 3 minutes. We will go around the circle without critique in the celebration of sharing. Each reading will have a host who will keep the group within these guidelines. Listeners are welcome.
The Living Room was initially conceived at the Taos Poetry Circus by Amalio Madueno and established as a regular event in Seattle by Paul Nelson of SPLAB, The Seattle Poetry Lab. The Living Room was a part of the Cascadia Poetry Festival in Nanaimo April 30 to May 3, 2015 where participation was 31, 42 and 52 poets at the Living Room circle held at the Nanaimo Museum as a special event of the festival. Come out to the Vancouver Regional Library North Branch and continue the tradition.