From February 19 to 21, 2021, Seedy event organizers from across the province will join FarmFolk CityFolk in delivering a pandemic-friendly opportunity to connect with BC community organizations, seed businesses, non-profit organizations, and learn about seed saving. There will be opportunities to swap seeds within and between communities and network with seed enthusiasts from all corners of the province. Speakers and sessions will include seed saving and gardening education, a keynote address by Dr. Vandana Shiva, opening remarks by Hon. Lana Popham, BC Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, two movie screenings, a Q&A with Master Gardeners, local community discussions, poetry readings, a silent auction, and more.FarmFolk CityFolk
So lovely to have been part of this event. In case you missed the poetry readings, you can now watch and listen to the video poems HERE!
Sarah de Leeuw – October Chanterelling
Matt Rader – Garlic
Nancy Holmes – The Way We Are Made Of
Michelle Doege – Fields of Wheat
Fiona Tinwei Lam – August Raspberries
Yvonne Blomer – Rhubarb, Death in a Garden
Renée Sarojini Saklikar – Grandmother’s Instruction
Shelley Leedahl – Sometimes
John Barton Malus Pumila
Rhona McAdam – Wild Bees
Cornelia Hoogland – Seaweed
For more details about Seedy Saturday, please visit HERE.
Lunch Poems at SFU connects the city with poets – it’s 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 Vancouver Campus is beautiful, the vibe is friendly and relaxed.
And we always end on time.
TWISTED POETS LITERARY SALON is running their annual Christmas fundraiser for children in need this Thursday, Dec 10th from 7-9:30pm at The Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street.
- Miranda Pierson
- Heidi Greco
- Juliane Okot Bitek
- Daphne Marlatt
- Susan McCaslin
- Renee Sarojini Saklikar
- Joanne Arnott
- Catherine Owen
- Dennis Bolen
- Fiona Tinwei Lam
- Daniela Elza
A Word or Two About Health: Words as Medicine
This coming Friday I will be part of a fascinating event that includes poets Sarah de Leeuw, Stephen Collis, Hiromi Goto, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Karen Shklanka, and Mark Winston for a talk on writing and trauma at Creating Space: New Directions and Critical Perspectives, a medical conference:
“Poets will offer personal and creative thoughts, anchored in their work in and practice of poetry, about the importance and potential of art to medicine and relationships between creative writing, medical education, healthcare, poetry, and self-care or care-of-others. They will speak to the intersections between the training trajectories in health professions education and the importance and capacity of arts & performance in cultivating well-being during those intense times of learning.”
I hope to add a few more notes about my presentation at a later date…