Sun Sept 30: Roger along with !Kona appearing at the WORD Festival, Vancouver Public Library Central Branch. 1 pm. Thank you to host Ariadne Sawyer of World Poetry.
!Kona is a professional actor, artist and writer, and facilitator of difficult conversation and culture shift. She has worked with a range of cultural non-profits, is a community events organizer, has a background in governmental social justice work, worked in municipal cultural for over 14 years, and currently freelances as an independent Creative Cohesion Artist, and as a Community Developer for PeerNet BC. In addition to contemplating the next iteration of The Queeriodic Table, Kona is researching and writing her first novel, working on the manuscript for #SometimesMyVancouverLooksLikeThis, and planning more art projects.
Roger R. Blenman
Barbadian-born Canadian author, playwright, spoken word artist, poet, theatre director and secondary school teacher. Has degrees in Science and in Education from the University of Toronto.
Most recent novel, Dead’er published 2015 by Hamilton Books. Other work has been published/broadcast/performed: CBC-North by Northwest, Scarborough Fair/University of Toronto Press, Antigonish Review, Bluesprint/Arsenal Pulp Press and others.