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City of St. John’s National Poetry Month Readings: Violet Drake

Monday, April 17, 2023

WritersNL and the City of St. John’s are celebrating National Poetry Month together in 2023!

Tune into the weekly 3 p.m. City Council meetings to hear poetry readings from WritersNL Members:

• LESLIE BUTT on Monday, April 3
• TRAVIS HOUSE on Monday, April 10
• VIOLET DRAKE on Monday, April 17
• DAZE JEFFERIES on Tuesday, April 25

Visit the City of St. John’s website ( to watch & listen!

Violet Drake (she/her) is a white settler, disabled, queer and trans artist, writer, and cultural worker born and raised in the coastal community of Lawn on the Burin Peninsula. Her multidisciplinary practice blends life narrative, illustration, photography, and performance together to form a coastal chimera of creativity. Co-author of transVersing, her recent work can be found locally and nationally in Riddle Fence, Understorey, Newest Magazine, Home Out of It Podcast, Lawnya Vawnya, and Canada’s Drag Race.

Times and Locations

April 17, 2023

3:00 pm