“Promoting the Arts That Inspire the World to Take Notice of Itself”
Friday Jan 25, 2008 Upstart Crow Reading Series Surround yourself with words. Open mic with featured readers. Time: 7:30pm Featured Readers: Jen Currin , Christine LeClaire and Michael Hetherington Jen Currin is a graduate of Bard College and Arizona State University ‘s MFA program. She currently teaches creative writing at Vancouver Film School and Langara College ‘s Continuing Studies program. Jen has been published in many North American journals including Fiddlehead, 2River View, Massachusetts Review, VERSE, Lungfull!, Salt Hill, Konundrum, subTerrain, and Event. Jen’s book of poems, The Sleep of Four Cities (Anvil Press) came out in 2005 and her 2nd book Hagiography (Coach House Books) will be available in 2008. Christine LeClaire is a Vancouver writer, web designer, and enviro-blogger. Her work has been published in such magazines as Filling Station, 2River View, Terry, and 42opus.com. Christine is an intriguing performer who has graced many lower mainland stages in the last few years. Michael Hetherington ‘s collection of short stories, The Late Night Caller, was published by Turnstone Press in 2003. His fiction has appeared in many literary magazines across Canada , including Matrix, Exile, and The Malahat Review, and three of the stories in The Late Night Caller are being made into short films. Michael holds degrees from Queen’s University, UBC, and the London School of Economics. We are pleases to have Michael, Christine and Jen at Upstart Crow reading Series. Cost: Free Location: Upstart Crow Books 238 Lonsdale Avenue (@ 3rd), North Vancouver (Just up the hill from the Sea-bus station and Lonsdale Quay) Hosts: Pandora’s Collective Contact: www.pandorascollective.com Other Events of Interest Upstart Crow Books will be closing its’ doors in mid-March.
In the interim period, we will be holding a liquidation sale with 50-75% off all stock.
Jack and I would like to thank you for your patronage and wish you the best in the coming year and beyond.
We had a great time while it lasted and will miss having the opportunity to serve you.
Story Slam Wednesday 23rd January. Story Slam at Our Town Cafe 245 E. Broadway, Vancouver every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month @ 8pm. Ten storytellers competing for prizes and a place in the finals. First come, first served. Sign up from 8pm. Guest Host: Clint Wilson. For more info visit www.boltsoffiction.org or myspace.com/thevancouverstoryslam
I am hoping your calendar might still be open on Monday evening, January 21st. Author Harold Rhenisch (he’s published 21 books in every genre imaginable) will be reading at the latest new venue for literary happenings out here on the Peninsula – the Community Arts Council Gallery. If you’re not familiar with the place, it’s tucked into the south arm (indoors) of Windsor Square. The reading is at 7, and the gallery will likely even offer us some wine. And if you or anyone you know might be interested in a writing workshop: Rhenisch will be offering a workshop the day before. Sunday afternoon, 1 – 4, again at the Gallery. Cost of the workshop is $35 and requires pre-registration (phone 604-536-8333). He’s also going to do ‘Blue Pencil Café’ session Sunday morning, a session where he will provide one-on-one immediate feedback on your writing. Cost is $1/minute plus a $5 administrative fee. As with the workshop, if you’re interested, this requires a phone call to register in advance. More info is available at the Arts Council website: www.whiterockartscouncil.com ______________________________________________________ Other Things of Interest If you would like more info about the Vancouver Artists’ Collective Association or if you are interested in membership please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information about becoming at VACA member please contact: email@example.com Vancouver Artists’ Collective Association Director: Sarah Martin604-764-2379 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vanartscollective.com (currently under construction)
From Far and Away
7th Annual Pleasanton
Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival
Saturday & Sunday, April 5&6, 2008
Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd Pleasanton, CA 94566 Join us for a weekend celebration of poetry, prose, and visual arts. One or two day workshops offered. Sponsored by the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) and the City of Pleasanton. On-line brochure and registration form available at: www.PleasantonArts.org Contest entry deadline: Saturday, March 08, 2008 Early registration deadline: Saturday, March 08, 2008 Last date to register for Festival: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 ************ Keynote Speaker: Jane Hirshfield ~ Poet, Essayist, & Translator www.barclayagency.com Special Event: Z- Space Studio’s Word for Word Youth Arts Program ~ performance & workshop~ “ When Tom Smith Caused the 1906 Earthquake” by Greg Sarris (Sunday 1 PM performance free & open to the public) www.zspace.org ************ Featured Festival Events… Saturday-Sunday: Adult Poetry & Prose Mini-Course Poetry: Kim Addonizio, www.kimaddonizio.com Prose: Martha Alderson, www.blockbusterplots.com Saturday: Adult Poetry Workshops Kevin Hearle, www.kevinhearle.com Kathleen Lynch, www.kathleenlynch.com Saturday: Adult & Teens Prose Workshops Maureen Biro, www.maureenboydbiro.com Saturday: Teen Poetry Connie Post, Livermore Poet Laureate, www.poetrypost.com Saturday: Youth Poetry Marta Meltzer, Pleasanton Poet Laureate Poetry and Prose Contests -Adult poetry and prose –Teen poetry and prose -Youth poetry with over $1000 in awards (must be registered to enter) Also… * Fine Arts show provided by Pleasanton Art League and other regional artists. * Literary Row: meet, talk, and mingle with talented local & regional authors *Saturday evening awards banquet with reading of prize winning poems, contest awards, door prizes, and music selections by Con Moto. * Poets Laureate in California Exhibit Festival information, registration, or brochure: On-line: www.PleasantonArts.org Michelle Russo (925) 931-5350, email@example.com Kirk Ridgeway , PleasantonPoetry@comcast.net Contest entry deadline: Saturday, March 08, 2008 Early registration deadline: Saturday, March 08, 2008 Last date to register for Festival: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 2008 FESTIVAL POETRY & PROSE CONTEST Open only to registered conference attendees. Deadline Saturday, March 08, 2008 (postmark) For further contest information contact: Martha Meltzer , Pleasanton’s Poet Laureate, (925) 417-6679, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Adult Poetry Short (20 lines or less) Submission: $3.50 per poem First prize: $100 Second prize: $50 Third prize: $25 Adult Poetry Long (46 lines or less) Submission: $3.50 per poem First prize: $100 Second prize: $50 Third prize: $25 Adult Non-Fiction Prose Submission: $10.50 per entry First prize: $100 Second prize: $50 Third prize: $25 Adult Fiction Prose Submission: $10.50 per entry First prize: $100 Second prize: $50 Third prize: $25 Teen Poetry (ages 13-19) Submission: $2.50 per poem First prize: $100 Second prize: $50 Third prize: $25