The poetry kitchen party is a concept I borrowed from Canadian east coast musicians. Instead of reading to 10-15 people in a noisy coffee shop, why not in someone's home? I tried it out in Vancouver & Nanaimo, and everyone enjoyed the setup: poets could read and be listened to, listeners could ask questions and actively engage with the poems. So on May 31st, I tried it out in Prince George at Tanja & Andy's, my friend's place in Shelley. Taylor & I read and it was a wonderful evening.