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Wednesday April 2, 2008 Pandora’s Collective Presents WORD WHIPS WRITING SERIES Take the challenge. We provide the writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. Ten – fifteen minutes to write to each prompt. See what you can whip up. Hosted by Bonnie Nish and Sita Carboni. Time: 7:30 – 10:00pm Location: Our Town Cafe 245 East Broadway @ Kingsway, Vancouver, BC Read a review by Emily Kendy, contributing writer for the Vancouver Courier Newspaper. http://www.vancourier.com/issues05/083105/drive/081105dr3.html. Contact: blnish_pandoras@yahoo.ca or visit http://www.pandorascollective.com/openmics.html Tuesday April 8, 2008 Pandora’s Collective Presents WORD WHIPS – THE NORTH SHORE EDITION Take the challenge. We provide the writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. Ten – fifteen minutes to write to each prompt. See what you can whip up. Hosted by Fran Bourassa and Suzy Malcolm Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm Location: 32 BOOKS 3185 Edgemont Blvd , North Vancouver 32 Books is located in beautiful, easy-to-get-to, Edgemont Village (One bus from the seabus straight to the door.) Special thanks to owner/writer Deb McVittie.
Contact: fbourassa@nvsd44.bc.ca Pandora’s Collective invites you to enter Kisses and Popsicles, our Spring Poetry Contest. All entries must be postmarked by May 15, 2008. The winners will be announced on June 1, 2008. Please follow the guidelines at www.pandorascollective.com/contest.html Other Events
Welcome everyone to the Dare To Be Heard reading at Molly Nye House. Bring your stories, poetry, script and work in progress to share with others, Or just come and listen. Free admission, coffee and cookies by donation. Time: 7-9 pm. Date: Wed. April 2nd. (first Wed of the month) Location: Molly Nye House – 940 Lynn Valley Rd. North Vancouver. Your hosts: Wayne Smith: wsmith@shaw.ca

Elaine Berg: elaineberg@telus.net

Our poetry reading will be at The Wired Monk on Fourth Avenue, 6:30 pm on April 4th. The revised details are below in the email and poster I received from Judith Hardcastle who is organizing the event. Greetings everyone, On Saturday I received a call (several actually) advising me that Saffron Fourth Avenue closed unexpectedly last week. Our event will now be at The Wired Monk which is located two blocks away at Fourth Avenue and Trafalgar. Please note the time change and the new flyer attached. Erica Mah, a young and very talented musician/singer/songwriter, will begin her set at 9 instead of 8 pm to accommodate us. So it’s folk/funky music following the readings instead of jazz in between. The Wired Monk serves wine and beer and food. Check out their website at www.kitsmonk.com At this late date, I’m very grateful to The Wired Monk for accommodating us. It will be a fabulous event so please spread the word!

Judith

CANADIAN AUTHORS ASSOCIATION Wednesday – April 9, 2008 Alliance for the Arts Building, 938 Howe Street. Canadian Authors Association is very pleased to present Rodger Cove, Interim Head of the Writing for Film and Television Department of the Vancouver Film School, as our guest speaker on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, at the Alliance for the Arts Building, 938 Howe Street, starting at 7:00 pm., doors open at 6:30 pm. Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members, $2 for students (with id cards) Information: 604-806-0471 Jean Kay

Vice-President, CAA Vancouver
Other Events of Interest The Shuswap Lake International Writers’ Festival is happening on the weekend after the Victoria Day weekend, on May 23 & 24, 2008. There are two websites you may access: www.shuswapwritersfest.ca and www.saow.ca

Ned Sublette, author of The World That Made New Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square (Lawrence Hill Books, 2008); and Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo (Chicago Review Press, 2004), will appear at Bird & Beckett Books, 653 Chenery Street in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood, on Monday, April 7, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. Sublette’s talk will be bracketed with music by a mambo duo led by renowned local conguero Ted Strong. Bonnie Nish Executive Director Pandora’s Collective www.pandorascollective.com

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