Poetry readings kick-start P.K. Page trust fund

Poets read their works and poems by Page at Open Space in Victoria

Twelve poets will read from the works of renowned Victoria writer, the late P.K. Page.

The readers will also tell listeners of their relationship with Page and present one of their own poems.

The event helps launch the P.K. Page Trust Fund, which hopes to raise $10,000 across the country and will benefit poets and poetry in Canada, and will be managed by the League of Canadian Poets. It happens at Open Space, 510 Fort St., from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 12). Admission is $5, which goes toward establishing the fund. Chapbooks will also be for sale.

Page died in her home in Oak Bay on Jan. 14, 2010. She was 93. Page wrote more than 40 books, earned eight honourary doctorates from Canadian universities and was inducted to a variety of prestigious assemblies, such as being named Companion of the Order of Canada in 1999.

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