Summer Words: Discussions with Powell River Authors ft. Pat Buckna and Nola Poirier

Updated 2020/07/22

2020/08/19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Summer Words is a two-part series featuring discussions with Powell River authors.

The second part in this series features readings and conversation with writers Pat Buckna and Nola Poirier.

Wednesday, August 19 from 3 to 4 pm on Zoom

Registration is required. To register email Megan Cole at

Pat Buckna has lived in Powell River for the past 10 years. He continues to write, compose music and perform. He was raised in Calgary and lived in Alberta, Fort Smith and Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories and in the BC lower mainland. He is a graduate of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. Pat published his memoir Only Children in August 2019 and has worked with a number of excellent mentors including Betsy Warland, Wayde Compton, Stephen Obsorne, Curtis Gillespie, Elizabeth Philips, and Gail Anderson-Dargatz. He has been a member of Sandra Tonn’s memoir group for the past eight years ands work has been published in two of the PR Library library anthologies.

Nola Poirier is a writer and investigative researcher. Her short fiction has been published in various Canadian journals, including Room Magazine, Prairie Fire, Vancouver Review and is forthcoming in The Walrus. She is also lead singer for the Powell River band The David Parkinson Project.