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Sep 19: Fresh Local Poetry at Trout Lake Farmers Market

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Delighted to be part of “Fresh Local Poetry” this Saturday from 11:30am to 2:00pm at Trout Lake Farmers Market as part of Vancouver’s Poetry in Parks Project… I’ll be one of several “free-range poets” on hand to create poetry and to welcome folks to create their own poems. Thanks to the City of Vancouver Parks Board, Vancouver Public Library, and Vancouver Verse Poet Laureate Rachel Rose for this great initiative…

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Honey, Hives and Poetry: A Summary

Honey, Hives and Poetry: A Summary

Dr. Mark Winston’s succinct summary of our collaboration during last month’s wonderful Honey, Hives and Poetry event at the Vancouver Public Library:

“…Renee and I were stoked by the evening to grow the bee/poetry interface, and hope to write some new work and evolve our collaboration into a multi-media performance with music and other poets.

And we aspire to inspire, by offering opportunities for those who don’t consider themselves poets to dip their toes into language and vocalizations that express the inestimable insights that bees can bring to our human world.”

Read Mark’s blog here

Events and readings

April 27: Honey, Hives, and Poetry in the City

Honey Hives and Poetry

Looking forward to this unique collaboration with Mark L. Winston, and honoured to be part of this event with Elee Kralijii Gardiner from the Thursday Writing Collective and of course, the esteemed Rachel Rose, Vancouver’s Poet Laureate.

Thanks to Vancouver Public Library, the SFU Centre for Dialogue, the Canada Council for the ArtsThe League of Canadian Poets, and Hives for Humanity for making this wonderful event possible… Hope to see you there.

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A Gathering of Poets – Readings by BC Book Prize Finalists

A Gathering of Poets – Readings by BC Book Prize Finalists

“Join this year’s recipient of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize as well as three of the finalists for A Gathering of Poets: Readings by BC Book Prize Finalists at the Vancouver Public Library. BC Book Prize winner Jordan Abel (The Place of Scraps) will be joined by Catherine Greenwood (The Lost Letters), Jennica Harper (Wood), and Renée Sarojini Saklikar (children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections) for the event.”
Date: Monday 9 June
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch
350 West Georgia Street
Admission: Free
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May 21: Last Incite of 2014 at VPL

Incite: An Exploration Of Books And Ideas

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Mind-altering, metamorphic, twice-monthly. Free readings, interviews and discussions with authors who will change how you see the world.

Lynn Coady is a Canadian novelist, editor and journalist, originally from Cape Breton Island, NS, now living in Edmonton, Alberta. Her latest collection of short stories Hellgoing won the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize, was selected as an Best Book and one of The Globe & Mail’s Top 10 Books of 2013.

Eufemia Fantetti is a winner of the 2009 Event Magazine Non-Fiction Contest, the 7th annual Accenti Writing Contest and was a two-time finalist for the Theatre BC National Playwriting Competition. Her fiction, nonfiction and plays have been published in the anthologies Contours,Beyond Crazyeye wuz here and Fish 2012. Her new short fiction collection is A Recipe for Disaster & Other Unlikely Tales of Love.

Nancy Lee’s first book of fiction, Dead Girls, was named Book of the Year by NOW Magazine, and was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, and she is the recipient of many grants, fellowships, and writing awards, including the Gabriel Award for Radio. The Age, is Nancy Lee’s debut novel.

Time and Date: 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Location: Alice MacKay room, Central Library

Admission is free

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