Events and readings

March 29: Ottawa VERSefest 2019



Excited to be attending VERSefest 2019, Ottawa’s International Poetry Festival, with Dr. Mark Winston to read from Listening to the Bees!

“VERSeFest is Ottawa’s annual International Festival of Poetry. Built on a mandate of fostering creative crossroads and community, we feature English and French poetry of all traditions, styles, and forms. Since 2011, we have showcased the best local, Canadian, and international poets performing in both spoken and written word genres. As one of Canada’s largest and most successful poetry festivals, our stages have featured readings by Griffin, Governor General, and Pulitzer Prize winners.”

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Events and readings

March 17: Pop Up Dances and World Poetry Day

Poetry and Dance VPL March 2019

“Celebrate World Poetry Day with New Works and the Vancouver Public Library. The second edition of Pop Up Dances at the Central Library brings some of Vancouver’s most exciting literary and performance artists under one roof. This year we are thrilled to feature new collaborations by:

  • Alexa Mardon & Stacey Ho
  • Carmen Rodríguez & Zahra Shahab
  • Salomé Nieto & Renée Saklikar
  • Nyla Carpentier & Shazia Hafiz Ramji
  • Barbara Adler & Juan Carlos Villegas

This free public event is open to everyone and aims to create unique settings for artists and audiences to create and experience dance and poetry.”

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March 9/10: Words and Music by Turning Point Ensemble

Excited to be collaborating with Owen Underhill again, next month, on a musical composition with bee poems from Listening to the Bees:

Turning Point Ensemble Words and Music
Image credit: Turning Point Ensemble

With support from Capilano Review, TPE is embarking on a new song project called Words & Music, presented at the Annex on March 9 & 10th, 2019. Words & Music will include a new collaboration between poet Renée Saklikar and Owen Underhill, a new theatrical work by Rita Ueda based on Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea with a libretto by Rod Robertson, and some witty and brilliant songs by the unheralded Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.”

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Events and readings

Feb 15: Poetry Night – Perspectives Anti-Racism Festival



Collingwood Neighbourhood House and the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation is ecstatic to present our first Poetry Night event at the Annex. Expect a thoughtful and fun night with performances by local spoken word artists on themes of anti-racism and resiliency. We will also have local vendors and delicious food available. This free event is part of Perspectives: An Anti-Racism Arts Festival.”

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