Dec 8: Open Mic with Surrey’s Poet Laureate

Poet Laureate Open Mic.CC.Dec.2017

You are invited to this meet n greet and Open Mic. Bring a page of your writing to read and share! Refreshments will be provided at this free event – register in person at City Centre Library or call 604-598-74256.

Date: Friday December 8
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Place: Room 418, Surrey City Centre Library

Lunch Poems at SFU: Jami Macarty & Marguerite Pigeon

Lunch Poems Nov 2017

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: Nov 15 at 12:00pm

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Nov 3, THOT-J-BAP: extractions Book Launch

This week on Friday, I’ll be launching my new chapbook, THOT-J-BAP: extractions from Nomados Press alongside Marguerite Pigeon and her chapbook, My Model Poem. Hope to see you there!

Nomados Press Thot-J-Bap

Like the bees who populate it, Saklikar’s THOT-J-BAP is humming, productive, and vital, performing an urgent gathering of specimens amassed, dissipated, and recollected from which it extracts ‘those gems they would steal’: fragments of stories, of love, of violence, of remembering, of ‘what once was, compressed.’ This is fecund, fabulous work.”

–  Catriona Strang

I always have my eye out for a truly ambitious poetry—and here it is, epic in scope, running through its own newly-created dimension just outside of recognizable time and space, a mobile world moving by, line by line, touching “what hurts, what helps, what heals,” transformed. Saklikar manages a near perfect merger of forward-momentum narrative and paratactic detail where each word is a hypnotically pronounced incantation, the story pulled into glittering erotic fragments, each piece a world in itself, glowing, refracting, the ambition of the part to overwhelm the whole. THOT-J-BAP is poetry to lose and find yourself in. I’m hooked.” 

– Stephen Collis

Date: Friday, November 3 at 8 PM – 10 PM
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Location: People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

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THOT-J-BAP: extractions from Nomados Press

This week on Friday, I’ll be launching my new chapbook, THOT-J-BAP: extractions from Nomados Press alongside Marguerite Pigeon and her chapbook, My Model Poem.

Nomados Press Thot-J-Bap

Like the bees who populate it, Saklikar’s THOT-J-BAP is humming, productive, and vital, performing an urgent gathering of specimens amassed, dissipated, and recollected from which it extracts ‘those gems they would steal’: fragments of stories, of love, of violence, of remembering, of ‘what once was, compressed.’ This is fecund, fabulous work.”

–  Catriona Strang

I always have my eye out for a truly ambitious poetry—and here it is, epic in scope, running through its own newly-created dimension just outside of recognizable time and space, a mobile world moving by, line by line, touching “what hurts, what helps, what heals,” transformed. Saklikar manages a near perfect merger of forward-momentum narrative and paratactic detail where each word is a hypnotically pronounced incantation, the story pulled into glittering erotic fragments, each piece a world in itself, glowing, refracting, the ambition of the part to overwhelm the whole. THOT-J-BAP is poetry to lose and find yourself in. I’m hooked.” 

– Stephen Collis

Date: Friday, November 3 at 8 PM – 10 PM
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Location: People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Click Here for More Details

 

Oct 28: Heart of the City Festival Readings

Image from Heart of the City Festival website.

WOMEN SUSTAIN LIFE
Saturday October 28, 2pm and 7:30pm
InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall
Admission is Free

“In Visible Colours presents Water is Life. Women Sustain Life. All women have a nurturing spirit, sustain and contribute to life itself, to community work, care work and land-stewardship work. In Visible Colours celebrates the creativity and creations of self-identifying women.

2:00pm – 4:00pm Women community writers share self-written words or the words of other women who have inspired them, with writers Renee Saklikar and Ghia Aweida.

7:30pm – 9:30pm Women leaders within the community share self-written words or words of other women who have inspired them. With Constance Barnes, Dalannah Gail Bowen, Sharon Brass, Judy Graves, Morgane Oger.”

Click here for a Schedule of Events