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Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize Award Ceremony
May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Muriel Marjorie was an Indigenous social justice activist, poet, and spoken word artist. A vivacious, generous woman, what she had to say would often literally wake you up. Her enthusiastic encouragement of innovative creative endeavours was infectious.
Muriel died in November of 2018. To celebrate her legacy, a group of Vancouver poets created Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize to encourage poets to keep writing – particularly poetry with the lively, outspoken attitude that Muriel brought to the world.
Hosted by Cecily Nicholson, recipient of the 2018 Governor General’s Award for English-language poetry, this poetry reading will include a number of poets who participated in the Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize.
Judges for the prize were Diane Wood, host of the monthly Poetry Cabaret at the Carnegie Center, the poet Kevin Spenst, a Pushcart nominee, and Kyle Hawke, writer, poet and editor at Three Ocean Press.
A video of Muriel reciting some of her poetry can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2L6aBz-6Qg&app=desktop.
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