Lunch Poems at SFU

Lunch Poems at SFU: Joanna Lilley and Colin Browne

SFU Lunch Poems Lilley Browne

Lunch Poems connects the city with poets – a great place to bring your lunch and your questions about poetry. There’s always a Q & A after the reading.

The light in the Teck Gallery at SFU’s Harbour Centre Campus is beautiful, the vibe is friendly and relaxed.

And we always end on time.

Where: Teck Gallery, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hasting Street, Vancouver

When: September 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

Learn More Here

Events and readings

Sept 25-27: Thin Air – The Winnipeg International Writers Festival

Thin Air Winnipeg Writers Festival
Image source: The Winnipeg International Writers Festival

Delighted to be attending Thin Air, this year’s Winnipeg International Writers Festival, and doing a few events as well:

Mainstage: Poetry Bash
September 25, 2018, 7:30 pm to 10:00pm
The Mainstage
Featuring Arleen Paré, Basma Kavanagh, Caity Curtis, Stephen Sim, Di Brandt, Mikko Harvey, and Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP), The Forks
Admission: $12/$10 pass

Campus Program (CMU) and Reading with Mark Winston
September 26, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Chapel, Canadian Mennonite University, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.

Big Ideas: Listening to the Bees
September 26, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald Street

Check for the Full Schedule

Listening to the Bees

SFU News: Why We Should Listen to the Bees

Mark Winston and Renee Saklikar
Image credit: Simon Fraser University News

SFU News has a nice piece up on Listening to the Bees, launching today at Surrey City Centre Library:

Listening to the Bees Book Launch Surrey

Some excerpts:

The book is a “call-and-response” collaboration between the two writers, who share a common passion for bees and language. It features a collection of essays by Winston on his 40-year career as a scientist studying bees and is interspersed with Saklikar’s eloquent poems.”

Mark Winston on the book:

The book is intended for a general audience, from those interested in bees, nature and science, to those who appreciate poetry. ‘The actual results of research, interesting as they are, are only the beginning of contemplating the mysteries that deep study of another organism can reveal,’ says Winston. ‘Listening to the bees connects us to the ineffable mysteries we will never resolve or fully understand, into the realm of wonder.’

Read the Article Here

Surrey Poet Laureate

Sept 14: Manuscript Consultations at the Newton Library

I’ll be doing another manuscript consultation as Surrey Poet Laureate on September 14 from 2pm-5pm at the Newton Public Library.

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Since 2015, I’ve done dozens at these sessions all over Surrey. Time flies, and now looking back I’m honoured to have been entrusted by so many talented writers with their poems and stories.

As always, I am looking forward to reading your work. For more details about the consults, please visit here.

Events and readings, Surrey Poet Laureate

Make Something: Surrey Teen Chapbook Workshop

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This July, I’ll be running chapbook making workshops for teens at the Fleetwood, Newton, Cloverdale, Guildford, City Centre, and Ocean Park Libraries!

Chapbook-making offers a unique creative experience. Teens will  cut, fold, and collage words and images. Guided by Surrey’s Poet Laureate, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, and other local poets, teens will be inspired with new ways of self-expression. Their works will be exhibited in the teen lounge of City Centre Library in October 2018.

These workshops are made possible by the City of Surrey Cultural Grants program. Thanks also go to local Surrey poets including: Winston Le, Christine Riek, Heidi Greco, and members of the Cedar Bark poetry community.”

Dates: