Jo-Ann Roberts comes to Denman Island to moderate Friday panel – Women of Words

Moderator Jo-Ann Roberts of CBC Radio fame is joined by distinguished poet and novelist Aislinn Hunter, rising literary star Eliza Robertson and sparkling young slam poet Siling Zhang to consider the creative forces that inspire their stories. Friday, July 17, 7:30-9:30 Community Hall

Jo-Ann Roberts is a veteran journalist, best known as the previous host of the arts and current affairs program All Points West on CBC Radio One in Victoria. She is the recipient of numerous journalism awards and has developed and taught a curriculum on public broadcasting for the University of Victoria. Read more about Jo-Ann.

Roberts resigned from the CBC in December after a decade hosting for the broadcaster.  She is now running as a federal Green Party candidate in the riding of Victoria and says she wants to see funding cuts to the CBC restored, as well as having a parliamentary committee to examine the public broadcaster’s mandate – she hopes to take her fight for the embattled public broadcaster all the way to Parliament Hill.