Meetings & Events

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May 30, 2018
June 27, 2018


PEAVI Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Greater Victoria Public Library, Central Branch, 735 Broughton St, Victoria, B.C. V8W 3H2 – Second Floor Meeting Room or Community Room. Free Parking under the library. All Welcome!

Poet and long-time Malahat Review editor John Barton speaks on “genre-bending”

The Main Event: John Barton

Poet John Barton has long worked as a literary-magazine editor and is a new member to PEAVI. He will speak about “Editing by Learning” as an effective approach, using the help and expertise offered by boards, and the “genre-bending” he experienced as editor of The Malahat Review, where he handled poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, interviews, book reviews – you name it.

John Barton was a long-time editor of the acclaimed literary magazine The Malahat Review (2004-2018). He also spent 13 years as co-editor of Ottawa-based Arc Poetry Magazine and two years as the editor in chief of Vernissage: The Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada. John Barton has published numerous collections of poetry and chapbooks; he has a volume of essays scheduled for publication with Palimpsest in 2019. His work has won three Archibald Lampman Awards, a Patricia Hackett Prize, a CBC Literary Award, and a National Magazine Award.

There will be refreshments.