Poets Alan Hill and Candice James featured at Richmond Public Library

Poets Alan Hill and Candice James will read from their new books on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Richmond Public Library’s Brighouse branch.

Hill, author of The Broken Word, is also the cultural diversity co-ordinator for the City of Richmond. The book is a collection of poems crafted around Hill’s experiences of growing up with an older brother diagnosed with schizophrenia.

James, author of Shorelines is in her second three-year term as Poet Laureate of New Westminster. She is also president of the Royal City Literary Arts Society.

Readings take place from 7 to 8 p.m. in the living room of the Brighouse library, 7700 Minoru Gate. A poetry open mic follows, from 8 to 9 p.m. Admission to the drop-in event—part of the library’s Authors in Our Midst series—is free. For more information call 604-231-6413.

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