Force of Nature

Updated March 26, 2019

April 20, 2019 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


Celebrate National Poetry Month with these award-winning poets! Join us for the launch of PARADISE, LATER YEARS (Caitlin Press) by Marion Quednau and PRACTICAL ANXIETY (Inanna Publications) by Heidi Greco.

Books for sale at event.


Marion Quednau has won numerous awards for poetry, including a National Magazine Award, a chapbook award for Kissing: Selected Chronicles from the League of Canadian Poets, a Malahat Long Poem Prize and has won the People’s Choice Award when short-listed for the CBC Poetry Prize. Her prose has also received critical acclaim, including the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Paradise, Later Years is her first full-length collection of poems.

Heidi Greco is a longtime resident of Surrey, BC. In addition to writing and editing, she often leads workshops – on topics that range from ekphrastic poetry to chapbook making. She’s been an advocate for the literary arts in her community and was instrumental in establishing two distinct reading series, but she considers her greatest success to have been convincing her city to hire an official Poet Laureate. She writes in many genres – with poems, fiction, essays and book reviews to her credit. Her previous books include a novella, Shrinking Violets which was co-winner of the Ken Klonsky Award in 2011, and Flightpaths, a collection of poetry published by Caitlin Press. Her work has also appeared in many anthologies, most recently in Make it True: Poetry from Cascadia (Leaf Press, 2015) and The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Anvil, 2015). In addition to making Sunday suppers for her adult sons, she keeps a sporadic blog at


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