ARTS BRIEFS: Poets head up Sidney literary fundraiser

Get two award-winning poets for the price of one at the upcoming Red Brick Reading featuring Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane.

Order of Canada poets to read at Sidney literary fundraiser

Get two award-winning poets for the price of one at the upcoming Red Brick Reading featuring Lorna Crozier and Patrick Lane.

First published in 1976, Crozier has authored 14 books of poetry, and will be releasing two new volumes this year. Lane has been writing since 1960 and received the Governor General’s award for poetry in 1979. The married pair of poets have also both been appointed to the Order of Canada.

The event is a fundraiser for the 2015 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival, happening this October.

Tickets are $10, and are available at Tanner’s Books in Sidney and Munro’s Books in Victoria. The reading begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Red Brick Café, 2423 Beacon Ave. in Sidney.

For more information, visit sidneyliteraryfestival.ca/red_brick.html.

 

Singer/songwriter James Keelaghan coming to Mary Winspear in Feb.

Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons.

The Calgary-born musician has released 12 albums since he broke onto the music scene in 1987, and been nominated for two Juno awards.

His latest album, House of Cards (2009) is a collection of ten new songs, and has received critical praise both in Canada and abroad.

Presented by the Deep Cove Folk Music Society, Keelaghan will be playing Sunday, Feb. 8. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the Charlie White Theatre at Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. in Sidney.

Tickets are $31.50 and available at marywinspear.ca or by calling the box office at 250-656-0275.

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