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Poetry as Compact Storytelling

Performance Poetry & spoken word Writing & literature Storytelling
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Rotary Centre for the Arts (in the Mary Irwin Theatre)

Kelowna, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Join award-winning poet, Fern G. Z. Carr, for Poetry as Compact Storytelling. Carr is the author of Shards of Crystal (Silver Bow Publishing, 2018) – a book described as "a metamorphosis of darkness to light that moves readers to the brink then snatches them back."

You are invited to hear her present poems from Shards of Crystal and the fascinating stories behind them. Fern will follow with an interactive audience question and answer session as well as a book signing.



Fern G. Z. Carr

FERN G. Z. CARR is a former lawyer, teacher and past president of both the Kelowna branch of the BC SPCA and Project Literacy Central Okanagan Society. A member of the League of Canadian Poets and the Federation of BC Writers, Carr composes and translates poetry in six languages including Mandarin.

In addition to multiple honours and recognition of her work by the former Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Fern's poetry has been published worldwide including: Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Cyprus, England, Finland, France, Holland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte Island, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Scotland, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, the USA and Wales.

Fern is thrilled to have one of her poems in orbit around the planet Mars aboard NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.


Fern G. Z. Carr

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