If it's the fourth Tuesday of the month, then there must be poetry in the air.
The Spoken INK poetry reading series - hosted by the Burnaby Writers' Society at La Fontana Caffé, 101-3701 East Hastings St. in North Burnaby (at the northeast corner of Boundary Road and Hastings Street) - will start at 8 p.m. on Jan. 15.
Featured poet Rhea Tregebov will read from her seventh collection of poetry, called All Souls, followed by an open mike section.
For her poetry, Tregebov has received the Pat Lowther Award, the Malahat Review Long Poem prize, honourable mention for the National Magazine Awards and the Readers' Choice Award for Poetry from Prairie Schooner. She is also the author of an historical novel, The Knife-Sharpener's Bell, which won the Segal Prize in literature and was shortlisted for the 2012 Kobzar Prize.
For more information about the Spoken INK event, email bwscafe@ gmail.com, or visit www. BurnabyWritersNews. blogspot.com.
Recital in city
Some live music may be just the thing for a rainy Sunday afternoon indoors.
The Burnaby Clef Society's monthly recital series continues this month with a performance by students from the Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. in studio 103 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
The show will run about two hours long, with refreshments served during intermission.
Tickets are $12 at the door. Burnaby Clef Society members and teens and kids get in free. The Shadbolt Centre is located at 6450 Deer Lake Ave.
If you're curious about opera but don't know the first thing about it, the Burnaby Lyric Opera and the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts have a production for you.
Two short operas, Pagliacci and Gianni Schicchi, will come to life with performances by some of B.C.'s young professional opera singers.
The show runs Jan. 19, 24 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 21 and 23 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $32 for adults and $27 for seniors and students.
For tickets and more information, visit http: // tickets.shadboltcentre.com.
The James Cowan Theatre is located at 6450 Deer Lake Ave.