Events and readings

Oct 19-21: 2018 Surrey International Writers’ Conference

 

SIWC 2018

It’s that time of the year again – the 26th annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference.  I’ll once again be hosting Poetry Open Mic on Saturday from 11:30 AM -12:45 PM, so come read your poetry in front of a supportive audience. Listeners are also welcome!

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Listening to the Bees

An interview with Joseph Planta at thecommentary.ca

My pleasure to talk again Joseph Planta over at thecommentary.ca:

In August 2004, Joseph Planta premiered feature audio interviews with unique and diverse guests from renowned bestselling and prize winning authors, Canadian newsmakers and political figures, internationally known print and broadcast journalists, prominent academics and public intellectuals, as well as noted artists and personalities.

For nearly 1,600 interviews and fifteen years now, the Planta: On the Line interview program continues as a forum for engaging, informative conversations on current affairs and a wide variety of subjects.”

Renée speaks with editor Joseph Planta on Listening to the Bees, poetry, and more on Planta: On the Line.

Surrey Poet Laureate

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

Events and readings

Oct 19-22: 2017 Surrey International Writers’ Conference

 

It’s that time of the year again – the 25th annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference. This year, I’ll be hosting poetry open mics, doing author signings, and holding blue pencil consults. As always, looking forward to connecting with the writing community.

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Events and readings

Pay with a Poem: National Poetry Month

Pay With A Poem

Happy to share the following fun and inclusive poetry event to kick off April as National Poetry Month!

“Pay with a Poem” is back at the Newton Espresso Café! Pay with a poem and get a free coffee, tea or pop during the month of April, 2017 at the Newton Espresso Café! The Newton Espresso Café is located at 7330—137 Street in Newton.

All poems must be original. Poems can be on any theme and in any format, but we encourage submissions on the themes of “Mugs and Conversations.” Selected poems will be published in the monthly community-led poetry publication “The Cedar Bark ‘Zine.”

This “Pay with a Poem” initiative is presented by Newton Espresso Café, Friends of the Grove, and the Cedar Bark Poets in celebration of National Poetry MonthFor more information on the “Pay with a Poem” initiative, contact David Dalley at info@friendsofthegrove.caFor more information on the Newton Espresso Café contact owner Youssif Ihab at youssif_pws@hotmail.com or (604) 590-2299.”

See here for pictures and a summary of last year’s “Pay with a Poem”

Lunch Poems at SFU

Feb 15: Lunch Poems with Jillian Christmas and Elee Kraljii Gardiner

lunch-poems-feb-2017

Lunch Poems is a SFU Public Square program, connecting 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 gallery is beautiful, the vibe is friendly and relaxed.

And we always end on time.

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Lunch Poems at SFU

Jan 18: Lunch Poems with Stephen Brockwell & rob mclennan

lunch-poems-stephen-brockwell-and-rob-mclennan

Lunch Poems is a SFU Public Square program, connecting 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 gallery is beautiful, the vibe is friendly and relaxed.

And we always end on time.