October 2, 2015 – During the last weekend of September, Shirley was thrilled to be among several poets, including esteemed Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, taking part in an evening of poetry during Scarborough’s Culture Days. Thank you to poetry curator Anna Nieminen for the invitation and for the beautiful words about Moths in her blog post:
I also recalled what I learned about moths from Shirley Camia when she had read from her book The Significance of Moths at the Poetry Readings evening. A moth could be the spirit of the recently deceased, according to a belief in the Filipino culture. I’ll never look at whites and sulphurs or any other types of moths quite the same way again.