The founder and director of the Poetry Gabriola Festival will speak at an online open mic event hosted by a Nanaimo literary society.
According to the release, Hilary Peach will share from her December 2022 publication, Thick Skin: Field Notes from a Sister in the Brotherhood as part of Wordstorm’s Metaphorically Speaking series through Zoom.
Peach’s collection of stories follows her path as she worked as a transient welder in the Boilermakers Union as one of the only women to do so, noted the release.
“Distilled from a vast cache of journals, notes, and keen observations, Thick Skin follows Peach from West Coast shipyards and pulp mills of British Columbia through Alberta tar sands and the Ontario rust belt to the colossal power generating stations of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States,” read the release.
The writer and recording artist’s previous works also includes the poetry collection, Bolt, and three audio-poetry projects, Poems Only Dogs Can Hear, Suitcase Local, and Dictionary of Snakes.
Peach’s free virtual feature will be held on Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Registration can be done at www.wordstorm.ca.