Poetry for the People workshops

REMINDER: It’s not too late to sign up for Poetry for the People – A Community Poetry Workshop at Rhizome Café Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, February 20th through April 16th Words can change the world and save our lives. These are the words of June Jordan, founder of Poetry for the People. If you’ve always wanted to write poetry but felt too intimidated to try – this is the course for you. We will gather Wednesday evenings to read, write and talk about poetry that matters to those of us who work to create communities for change. The classes will provide a supportive forum for language play, bending and inventing traditions and for collaborative writing. We will produce a small anthology of student work and celebrate poetry month with a reading on April 23rd. Pay what you feel. To sign up, either phone Rhizome Café at 604-872-3166 or email Shauna Paull at threegals@shaw.ca. We hope to see you here! Café * Community Space * Arts Venue Where we are: 317 East Broadway Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territory For more information: 604-872-3166 www.rhizomecafe.ca rhizome@rhizomecafe.ca When we’re open: Tuesdays: 4pm to 10pm Wednesdays and Thursdays: 11am to 10pm Fridays 11am to midnight Saturdays 10am to midnight (brunch from 10 to 3; kitchen closed 3-5) Sundays 10am to 3pm (and occasionally from 4:30 to 7:00 when we have a kids’ event scheduled) A note on our name: In the botanical sense, a rhizome is a root system that some plants (like lilies and orchids and ginger and bamboo) use to spread themselves about. While the roots of most plants point generally downward, the rhizome is a horizontal root system that runs parallel to the surface of the ground. The plant sends shoots up from nodes in the rhizome, creating what look like many separate plants. These seemingly unrelated individuals are actually all connected, through a system that’s not immediately visible to the eye.

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