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.”

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Events and readings

June 13: Metro Vancouver Annual Open Mic Night

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I’ve put my name down and will be reading from Listening to the Bees!

Back by popular demand, CA–MV’s Open Mic night is a great way to catch up on what local authors are writing…

…Each reader is allocated a five-minute segment. This includes any comments about the work. From experience, we suggest keeping the intro to five or ten seconds to maximize reading time. The average five-minute speech consists of 650 words. Please aim for your reading to be between 625 and 650 words.

Carol Tulpar is the host. Robert W. Mackay is the moderator. He’s firm and fair. Each presenter will be advised when there is one minute left. Readers who go over their time will hear applause to indicate their time is up. The moderator’s word is final.”

  • Location: BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, Suite 100, 938 Howe Street, Vancouver
  • Date and Time: June 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Cost: Members no charge. Guests $10. Students with ID $5. Pay at the door.

Register here

Events and readings, Listening to the Bees

May 25: Listening to the Bees – Victoria Book Launch

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Listening to the Bees, my latest collaboration with Mark Winston, will be launching in Victoria at the Fortune Gallery this May 25!

“Listening to the Bees is a collaboration between two writers who share a common passion for bees and for language. It combines Winston’s personal essays based on thirty years as a scientist in the field with the honey bee and Saklikar’s poems created in response to a rich scientific archive.”

Click here for Book Details