Love poetry? Check out this New West book launch on Saturday

Love poetry? Local writer Rod Deakin-Drown will launch his debut poetry book with a special event at the Anvil Centre on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The launch will include readings by Deakin-Drown and special guests Cynthia Sharp and Janet Kvammen, plus the musical stylings of Enrico Renz.

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Deakin-Drown has written other non-fiction and fiction books and has had his poetry published in many well-known anthologies over the past 40 years, but this book, Between the Empty and the All, is first full collection published by Silver Bow Publishing.

Between the Empty and the All is a large poetic journey encompassing the spiritual and ethereal as it walks alongside the emotional and casual moments that pervade the human experience,” said Candice James, the city’s poet laureate emerita, in a press release. “It’s romantic and inspirational, yet grounded and real. Deakin-Drown’s approach to poetry is familiar and soothing; fresh and exciting.”

Doors open at 1 p.m., and the launch starts at 1:30 p.m. It’s taking place on the fourth floor of the Anvil Centre at 777 Columbia St.

Admission is free. For more information, email or call 604-441-7418.

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