Guest Speaker on April 6th

Poet Wendy Morton will speak on “six impossible things before breakfast” at the next meeting of the Sooke Writers’ Collective on Wednesday, April 6th.

The meeting will be held in the Sooke Public Library beginning at 6:30 with Wendy speaking at 6:45.

About Wendy Morton

Wendy Morton has six books of poetry, and a memoir, Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast, in which her adventures as a corporate sponsored poet are revealed. She has been WestJet’s Poet of the Skies, Chrysler’s Poet of the Road.

She is the founder of Canada’s Random Acts of Poetry. She is the recipient of the 2010 Spirit Bear Award, The Golden Beret Award and was made an Honorary Citizen of Victoria in 2011 for her contributions to the arts. In 2012 she was awarded The Colleen Thibaudeau Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Poetry from the League of Canadian Poets.

She has, for the past 6 years, been working with school districts in British Columbia on The Elder Project. She has been working mainly with First Nations students. She trains them as poets, then she supervises their interviews with their Elders. These interviews are then turned into poems. The poems and the photographs taken of the students and the Elders are then published in a book to be used in the school districts. She has completed 13 Elder Projects. She has also worked with Inuit youth in Northern Labrador.

She believes that a poem is the shortest distance between two hearts. She lives west of Sooke, B.C. and is a raven watcher.