B.C. Book Prize nominees read in Smithers

Lovers of literature can hear local poets and B.C. Book Prize-nominees read their work during two events at the Smithers Public Library.

Lovers of literature will have the chance to hear local poets and B.C. Book Prize-nominees read their work during two events at the Smithers Public Library this month.

On April 16, Kayla Czaga and Gabrielle Prendergast will read their work as part of the B.C. Book Prize tour.

Czaga, from Kitimat, is nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize for her work titled For Your Safety Please Hold On.

Prendergast is nominated for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize for her story Capricious.

The reading will be held at 7 p.m.

On April 20, two women whose poetry has a strong connection to the land will appear at a reading to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Fabienne Calvert-Filteau, from Hazelton, will read from her book Second Growth, which was published by Creekstone Press last year.

Smithers woman Jennifer Skin Wickham will share poems from her self-published book I’m A Real Skin.

The poetry reading takes place at 7 p.m. at the Smithers Public Library on April 20.