Kickoff Classic - Meet the Poets

Amanda Kelly

Amanda has competed in multiple other Kelowna Poetry Slam events and is sure to bring a unique voice to the stage on September 30th at the Kickoff Classic.


1.     What did I read?

a.     The Illustrated Man- Ray Bradbury

b.      Green Grass, Running Water- Thomas King

c.     Homegoing- Yaa Gyasi

d.     The Garden Going on Without Us- Lorna Crozier

e.     In the Skin of a Lion- Michael Ondaatje


What is your favourite thing to do in the fall in the Okanagan?

Walk through the orchards and perhaps pick an apple or two.

3.    If you were a pumpkin spice latte, who’s pumpkin spice latte would you be and why?

Mary Oliver’s, because she would damn well make sure that was legitimate pumpkin in it.

4.     IPA or pilsner?  Ramen or pho?

Can’t stomach the wheat tea, rose all the way.  Pho please!

5.     How many fires would you say you personally started this summer?

Just talk to all my summer flames. 

Join us as we cheer on Amanda at the Kickoff Classic! Tickets available through Eventbrite and Mosaic Books.

Thanks to our sponsors UBCSUO, Kelowna Sound Rental, Mosaic Books, Frequency Winery, and Big Rock.