Alan Hill is the Poet Laureate of the City of New Westminster. He has published three books of poetry including The Broken Word and The Upstairs Country. His poems have been published in over forty literary magazines and periodicals across Europe and North America. In Canada his poetry publication credits include CV2, Event, Canadian Literature, Acta-Victoriana, Dalhousie Review and Poetry is Dead. He has presented his work at Word on The Street, Summer Dreams festival, and at different literary events throughout the Lower Mainland. He is the President of RCLAS (Royal City Literary Arts Society), and he has served as a Director on the Executive Board of the Federation of BC Writers. Alan started writing after meeting his Vietnamese Canadian wife in Botswana. He is now working on a poetry manuscript on the themes of war and social dislocation and how they shaped his intercultural Canadian family.
At the August 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Alan will be the Booksigning Author. More information about the event is here:
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.