Kate Braid

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May 19: Reading in Pender Island

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm

Event: Kate Braid is co-hosting “A Spring Reading with Patrick Friesen and Eve Joseph”.

Location: North Pender Island, B.C.

Talisman Books
4605 Bedwell Harbour Road, North Pender Island

evite Patrick and Eve

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June 25: Jazz Poetry Night in Vancouver!

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Event: Jazz Poetry Night with poets Adrieen Drobnies, Daniela Elza, Jane Munro and Kate Braid and musicians Clyde Reed (bass), Michael Vlatkovich (trombone) and Jared Burrows (guitar)

Location: Vancouver, B.C.

5590 Blenheim St., Vancouver B.C.
Admission at the door:
$5 for starving students
$20 for well-fed bourgeoisie…

RSVP guy.immega@kinetic.ca

Jazz and Poetry Night

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March 29: Breaking Traditions: Fighting for Job Equality through the Generations

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Event: A panel with Bonnie Reilly Schmidt (historian and former RCMP officer), Louisa Robinson (aircraft maintenance engineer), Mariegold Rondeau (heavy
duty mechanic) and Kate Braid (carpenter and writer), discussing changes in male-dominated work worlds over the past 40 years, and the challenges
that remain.

Location: Vancouver, B.C.

Vancouver Public Library (downtown)
350 West Georgia Street

Admission is free.
For further information: Contact andrea@caitlin-press.com

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April 16: Tipper Restaurant Supper Concert Series

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016

Time: 8:00-10:00 pm

Event: Tipper Supper Concert Series presents:
Fraser Union (with guest Susan Larkin) and poet/memoirist Kate Braid, very live and in concert
Location: Vancouver, BC

Music and spoken word from 8:00-10:00 pm
Doors open at 7:15 Come early for supper.

$10 at the review room door
PLEASE EMAIL FOR RESERVATIONS: rogerildi@hotmail.com

Please print and forward attached poster for Tipper Supper Concert Series 2016, if you wish.

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April 22: A Celebration of the Life and Poetry of Al Purdy

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm

Event: A Celebration of the Life and Poetry of Al Purdy. Featuring George Bowering, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Raoul Fernandes, Zsuzsi Gartner, Danny Peart, Kate Braid, Wayde Compton and Gillian Jerome.

Location: Vancouver, B.C.

Cottage Bistro
4470 Main Street
Vancouver, BC

Organized by Jean Baird and Danny Peart to raise funds for the Al Purdy A-Frame Association. $10 donation requested for the evening.


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April 29: Reading in Vancouver

Date: Friday, April 29, 2016

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Event: Boobs, The Anthology: Vancouver Book Launch. Kate Braid will be one of the readers.

Location: Vancouver, B.C.

Heartwood Café, 317 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC

You’re invited to the launch of Boobs: Women Explore What It Means to Have Breasts at the Heartwood Community Cafe at 317 East Broadway, Vancouver. Join the editor, Ruth Daniell, and many contributors for multiple readings of true stories and poetry. Books will be available for sale and signing.


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December 7: Launch and Reading on Pender Island

Date: Monday, December 7, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm

Event: Launch and readings by four different poets
      With: Sandy Shreve (Waiting for the Albatross), Kath Curran (Before It Was Easy) and Marilyn Bowering (Threshold)

Location: Pender Island, BC

Talisman Books, Driftwood Shopping Centre, Pender Island
For further information contact: Melanie Chernyk 250.629.6944 or at admin@talismanbooks.ca

Reading for Rough Ground Revisited

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Kate’s newest book “Rough Ground Revisited”

Rough Ground Revisited

On the Roof with Death

When sawdust rolls like marbles under our boots
on the newly sheathed roof three storeys up

we talk of falling. It’s like butter boxes, Dale says.
We could slide real good.  Only hurts when you land!

He yells this suddenly
as if to warn the neighbours.

Dale is a journeyman.
I am his apprentice.

You know the people who live for the moment, he says,
laughing.  They yell “Whee!” all the way down.

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September 22: Reading in Vancouver

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Event: Reading with Elizabeth Ross (Toronto)

Location: Vancouver, BC

At the Vancouver Public Library – Firehall Branch (not downtown)
1455 West 10th Avenue
For further information contact: Noreen Ma, 604.665.3530

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September 23: Reading in Vancouver

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Event: Reading with Elizabeth Ross (Toronto)

Location: Vancouver, BC

At the Vancouver Public Library – Carnegie Branch (not downtown)
401 Main Street
For further information contact: Natalie Porter, 604.665.3559

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