Word Vancouver 2016: Above/Ground Press Readings

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ABOVE/GROUND PRESS READINGS (Hosted by Heidi Greco)

4:15 pm Stephen Collis (Adopted by: book’mark, The Library Store)
New Life (above/ground press $4.00)
4:20 pm Renée Sarojini Saklikar (Adopted by: Hager Books)
After the Battle of Kingsway, the bees (above/ground press $4.00)
4:25 pm lary timewell
Odds Are (above/ground press $4.00)

Date: September 25, 2016
Location: Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, The Underground

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April 20: Double Exposure Photography & Poetry

Double Exposure Photography and Poetry

Heidi Greco and I will explore poetic responses to exhibition photographs: a free event, open to the public:

“This interdisciplinary event showcases the talent of our community, and honours two popular annual events: Capture Photography Festival as well as Canada’s National Poetry Month. It not only celebrates talented community-based artists, but also generates opportunities for their connection and growth.

The purpose of the exhibition is to showcase a wide range of photography while forging ekphrastic poetry throughout the exhibition by local writers and poets.”

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Place: South Surrey Arts Centre, 14601-20th Ave., Surrey, BC
Admission: Free

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Bee All You Can Be, by David Dalley

Lovely to read a summary of last week’s Hives, Honey, and Poetry event by David Dalley, with whom I had the privilege of collaborating with recently in Newton and at Surrey City Centre Library:

“…Renée Saklikar, Surrey’s first ever Poet Laureate,  Dr. Mark Winston, renowned bee scientist and Simon Fraser University professor, author of Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award (2015) for non-fiction, and Heidi Greco, celebrated Surrey poet and facilitator of audience participation.

Mark opened by introducing us to some of the science behind bees and their troubling disappearance. He then invited Renee to join him, and the two recited poetry, shared ideas and encouraged us to think creatively about how we might create a better world by being attentive to the lessons that bees have to offer.

Heidi wrapped up by inviting the audience to write a poem or two about bees. A few were read out loud, and more will be posted online shortly!”

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March 15: Honey, Hives, and Poetry 2016

Honey, Hives, and Poetry returns this year at Surrey City Centre Library! Lovely to continue my collaboration with Dr. Mark Winston. Many thanks to Heidi Greco for facilitating audience participation and to the Surrey Beekeepers Association for providing a delicious honey tasting:

Honey Hives Poetry 2016

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