Poets to roam Qualicum Beach

The streets of Qualicum Beach have seen many forms of entertainment over the years, from jazz music to painting, but later this month the uptown core will see – or rather hear – something a little bit different.

The streets of Qualicum Beach have seen many forms of entertainment over the years, from jazz music to painting, but later this month the uptown core will see – or rather hear – something a little bit different.

The brainchild of local poet David Fraser, the Roaming Poets event on October 1 will see Victoria poet Yvonne Blomer, Vancouver poet Daniela Elza, Nanaimo’s Kim Goldberg and Fraser, from Nanoose Bay performing their work in the open air in Qualicum Beach at 1 p.m., just after the Tosh Harvest Festival concert.

Following the one-hour performance, slated to be held at 1 p.m. at The Old School House arts centre, they will open their roaming microphone up to members of the public to share their poetic work.

From there the poets will stroll over to the town square beside the fountain, where at 2:30 p.m. they will read and perform some of their new material for about 45 minutes.