Pandora’s Collective News

THERE IS NO WORD WHIPS TOMORROW. If you haven’t been following the news well Word Whips has changed dates and location. But Word Whips the North Shore Edition will go on as usual next Tuesday. I will be sending out this evening info about the festival and how you can help. We are getting excited about it and hope you are too. Until then….Bonnie Pandora’s Events Tuesday June 27, 2008 (and 4th Tuesday of every month) 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: 6:30 – 8:30pm Location: Britannia Library, Gallery Room, 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC http://www.vpl.vancouver.bc.ca/branches/details/britannia_branch Contact: blnish_pandoras@yahoo.ca or visit http://www.pandorascollective.com/openmics.html Tuesday June 10, 2008 (and 2nd Tuesday of every month) 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: Suzy (bttunes@telus.net) or Fran (fbourassa@nvsd44.bc.ca) Other Events of Interest Every 2 Weeks Saturdays/Sundays
GRIND WRITERS GROUP
Writers of all ages & stages, genres & genders are welcome to join us at the Grind Café for writing exercises, feedback, and community. Bring pen & paper or your laptop. We sometimes change the venue so before you attend the first time please email Margo at wonderwords@shaw.ca. Location: Grind Café: 4124 Main Street @ King Edward Ave (25th).
Time: 10AM – noon. Upcoming meeting dates:
Sun May 4 : Sat May 17 : Sun June 1 : Sat Jun 14 : Sun June 29 :
Sat Jul 12 : Sun July 27 : Sat Aug 9 : Sun Aug 24 : Sat Sept 6 :
Sun Sept 21 : Sat Oct 4 : Sun Oct 19 : Sat Nov 1 : Sun Nov 16 :
Sat Nov 29 : Sun Dec 14 : Sat Dec 27 : Sun Jan 11 World Poetry Proudly Presents June 30th,08! _________________________________
Dare to be Heard!

Sponsored by: North Shore Writers Association
Join us for a relaxed evening sharing your short stories, poetry, and script, or just come to listen. Free admission, coffee and cookies by donation.

• Location: Molie Nye House 940 Lynn Valley Rd. North Van.
• Date: First Wednesday of the Month, from 7-9 pm.
• Web: dare-to-be-heard.blogspot.com/

Your hosts: Wayne Smith wsmith@shaw.ca 778-888-6250
Elaine Berg elaineberg@telus.net
Please Note: This will be our last Dare to be Heard get together until fall.
Thank-you to those who were able to join us.
Have a great summer, filled with writing inspirations.
web: dare-to-be-heard.blogspot.com/
_____________________________ POETRY AROUND THE WORLD Round Table Readings Founder and host: Lucia Gorea Dear Fellow Poets, Artists and Friends: You are kindly invited to enjoy a wonderful evening of poetry and spoken word at Indigo in West Vancouver, on June 11th at 6:30 pm. Please share with us your new poems, short stories or excerpts from your novel, promote your events or new books. Come and meet other poets and artists in a pleasant ambiance. Refreshments will be provided. Indigo Park Royal 900 Park Royal South West Vancouver June 11, 2008 6:30 pm ___________________________________ Saturday June 14, 2008 Spring Book Hatching Presented by CWILL
32 authors present their new books! There will be prizes and activities, and, best of all, this is a FREE family event! Please pass this on to all your friends!
Time: 1:00pm. Location: Vancouver Public Library (downstairs outside the Alice McKay Rm.)
Contact: James McCann at mccannj@telus.net
—- Thundering Word —- Announcement!!! Just so everyone knows, on Saturday, June 14th At the Montmartre Cafe`, 4362 Main street Eric Campbell Will be doing a “Special” of his own!! That’s right! For those of you who cannot Get enough of this young Bluesman with the “Old Soul” heres’ your oppourtunity To make an evening out of it! If you ever seen Eric anywhere You know this will be a solid night of great Blues music! We do not have a start time, (yet) but we’d guess it would be 8 or 9pm. Call the Mont or check back with me In a day or two…… Mark this down under your “For Sure” List on your calendar. Note: This is NOT a T/Word event. It’s 100% Eric! ( But we’ll probably be in the audience, just like you!) ________________________________________
Saturday June 14, 2008

Wildflowers at my doorstep book launch

Celebrate the launch of Wildflowers at my doorstep, poetry by Marni Norwich, published by Karma Press (Vancouver).

Time: Saturday June 14
Doors 7 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m.
Location: Quaker Meeting House (1090 W. 70th Ave.)
Free admission

The launch will be hosted by Tim Mar, with music and song by Joanna Chapman-Smith, Tim Mar, and Zoey Wren; words from Harreson Sito, publisher, Karma Press; and readings from Wildflowers.

About Wildflowers

Wildflowers at my doorstep is a collection of poetry which blossoms from the tenacious roots of Jewish history, covenant, mythology, and the ‘holy salve’ of the Goddess… Marni’s voice is paradoxically mystical and light-hearted. Even the Lord chuckles at times, and the Muse encourages similes like ‘dashes of pepper in a stew.'”

April Bulmer, author of The Goddess Psalms (Serengeti Press)

Marni has been presenting her poetry on Vancouver stages for the past five years. She’s also performed with Bad Poetry, an ensemble of dancers/choreographers and musicians. She works as an independent journalist and writer/editor with her business, Inkcat Media (inkcatmedia.com). Wildflowers at my doorstep is her first book.

Contact: marni@inkcatmedia.com ____________________________________ World Poetry reads at 2 pm, June 15th, The Spoken Word Tent at the corner of Denman and Barclay streets. World Poetry is hosted by Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea.. Free event! Everyone welcome! Come hear the talented poets! Bernice Lever, Diego Bastianutti Jacqueline Maire Ibrahim Honjo The line up is as follows: 1 pm Vancouver Poetry Slam: Host: Chris Gilpin 2 pm World Poets Host(s): Alejandro, Ariadne 3 pm Black Writers Host: Roger Blenman: 4 pm The Line Up Host: Roger Blenman: 5 pm 2008 Van Slam Team Host: Kevan Cameron (scruffmouth) ______________________________ Next Poetry Planet in on June 16, 2008 (Monday) at 7:00 PM. Port Moody Public Library (ParkLane Room). Please, bring your poems. Invite your friends too. Ibrahim “Ibrahim H.” <ibrahimhonjo@gmail.com> ___________________________ The World Poetry Reading Series featured poets and musicians for June 30th. Alma Van Dusen Room7:30 pm at the Vancouver Public Library, central branch , 350 West Georgia, St. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. Featured poets: Jaye (Julianna) Low Judith Neale, Kyle Christensson, Dr. Lucia Gorea, Victoria Pascha Musicians: Pancho and Sal! Admission free. Information: 604-526-4729 Other Things 2008 Late Blooms Poetry Postcard Contest
For Women over 40 who have not yet published a full-length poetry book.

Reading fee $10 (US) for up to 3 poems of 18 lines or less (including spaces and byline). For an additional $7 ($17 total) you’ll receive a set of the 2007 series postcards.

Deadline: 7-1-08 (postmark).

7 winning poems will be printed on 5×7 postcards with art by women.

Winners receive 20 sets of postcards.

All entrants receive one winning set of postcards.

Include contact info with email address on poem.
SASE for winners list.

Mail entry, check payable to Lana Ayers to:

Late Blooms Postcard Series
12911 NE Marine View Dr
Kingston , WA 98346 Bonnie Nish Executive Director Pandora’s Collective www.pandorascollective.com

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