Events and readings

June 13: Metro Vancouver Annual Open Mic Night

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Image credit: Canadian Authors Association

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

Events and readings, Surrey Poet Laureate

May 29: Read Local BC Presents Poetic Frequency

Poetic Frequency

Join Read Local BC for an insightful and engaging evening of poetry considering our place in the world, how we engage with society, and our effect on the natural world.

Three BC poets— Kate Braid, (Elemental – Caitlin Press) Mercedes Eng (Prison Industrial Complex Explodes – Talonbooks), and Cornelia Hoogland (Trailer Park Elegy Harbour Publishing)—will be hosted by Surrey Poet Laureate Renee Sarojini Saklikar.

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Readings begin at 6:45 p.m.
Admission is free

 

Event Details Here

 

Listening to the Bees

SFU News: Why We Should Listen to the Bees

Mark Winston and Renee Saklikar
Image credit: Simon Fraser University News

SFU News has a nice piece up on Listening to the Bees, launching today at Surrey City Centre Library:

Listening to the Bees Book Launch Surrey

Some excerpts:

The book is a “call-and-response” collaboration between the two writers, who share a common passion for bees and language. It features a collection of essays by Winston on his 40-year career as a scientist studying bees and is interspersed with Saklikar’s eloquent poems.”

Mark Winston on the book:

The book is intended for a general audience, from those interested in bees, nature and science, to those who appreciate poetry. ‘The actual results of research, interesting as they are, are only the beginning of contemplating the mysteries that deep study of another organism can reveal,’ says Winston. ‘Listening to the bees connects us to the ineffable mysteries we will never resolve or fully understand, into the realm of wonder.’

Read the Article Here