Delta Literary Arts Society features spooky Halloween-themed poetry and short story reading



“Killer Verse: A Night of Literary Terror” will make you tremble in your seat

Just a month after its inception, the Delta Literary Arts Society (DLAS) is determined to scare Delta with its next spooky read at the North Delta Center for the Arts.

The group will feature spooky poems and short stories from Canadian horror writers as well as local actors on October 23 at their first-ever event, Killer Verse: A Night of Literary Terror.

“It will be a mix of theater and written works,” explains Barbara Baydala, DLAS board member.

With each play, there will be mime performances on stage that will accompany the storyline, all surrounded by a spooky, “Halloween-y” vibe that includes spooky backdrop, dim lights, and zombie ushers.

“I’m looking forward to our first group performance. We have only met as a whole group on Zoom, so I look forward to the energy to bring this group of writers together in one space, ”Baydala said.

DLAS President Angela Rebrec warns those planning to attend the party to leave their children at home as they have “reinforced the scare factor for this event,” the press release read. .

However, expect not-so-small kids to volunteer at Burnsview Secondary as actors and ushers, Baydala says.

Considering the company formed just over a month ago, they are already up and running with their goal of promoting and celebrating the literary arts in Delta.

And they are far from stopping now.

The local writers group plans to hold another holiday-themed event closer to Christmas and host a series of different creative writing and reading workshops in early 2022.

If you want to attend Killer Verse from 7 to 9 p.m. on October 23, tickets are $ 15 as long as they last and can be purchased at Eventbrite or by email to

And to stay up to date with what the Delta Literary Arts Society is up to, check them out on Facebook and Instagram at @DeltaLiteraryArtsSociety.



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