Once again the NQ was invited to set up at the Sparks Festival, and what a lovely event. Forums on poetry. Explorations of haiku. Readings by 16 writers, including Eva Crocker, Randall Maggs, and Wayne Johnston. Words on words. And then a glass of wine. (This annual event, the third Sunday in January, is free yes free. Keep an eye out for the next one – they usually have an ad in the magazine – mid-winter is a good time to come inside and warm up with literature, and talk of.)

(image from poesiadelaexperiencia.files.)