John Beaton’s reading is CANCELLED Alas we have to cancel the reading as we have three and a half feet of snow in Cumberland and the terrain is challenging! We’ll get John back soon.
John Beaton is reading on Sunday, January 19th 7:00-9:00pm @ The Abbey Studio, 2689 Penrith Ave, Cumberland BC. Doors open at 6:30. Open mic starts at 7. Bring your poems!!! $5- suggested donation.
John Beaton writes and recites poetry in traditional forms. His work has been widely published, performed, and anthologized, and has won numerous awards. John moderated, and was a lead reviewer on, one of the most respected online poetry workshops for almost four years. He performs at a wide variety of events.
John is a poet member of the band “Celtic Chaos”. He and the band have recently created a full-length concert called “For the Highlanders”. In poetry (written by John), song, and instrumentals, it tells the story of how the Highland Clearances helped spread Celtic culture across the world.
John has a poetry book forthcoming this summer. In the meantime, you can find lots of his work online by googling “John Beaton poetry”.
A retired actuary, John was raised in the Highlands of Scotland. He lives in Qualicum Beach.