Fwd: Pandora’s News

Hey all. Well it is a rainy day. Makes me think of the Summer Dream Literary Festival and I am hoping this year it will be hot again instead of wet. Whatever it is the planning stages will begin soon. Thanks to everyone who have been sending in your poems for the Poets and Artists. It has been a great response. Between our group and World Poetry there is going to be an awesome number of poems for the artists to work with. If you let Sita know that you wanted to do this project be sure to get your poem to her in the next few days. Also just a reminder that Word Whips is back at Our Town. Hope to see you Wednesday. Stay happy if you can’t stay dry. Bonnie

Pandora’s Events

Friday Jan 25, 2008 Upstart Crow Reading Series The Last One!!! 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.

Cheers, John Fisher
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Other Events of Interest Thundering Word returns to the Montmartre Cafe, Sunday, Jan.20th Featuring the one and only Brenda Brink. What a terrific way to begin ’08!! Also, Open Mic, Poetry, Comedy and more! Signup is at 7:30—- Show at 8pm sharp. Hosted by Wanda-Sue Nowicki and Bill Mc. Visit > www.myspace.com/thunderingword < and hear Wanda sing…..

No cover—-Pass the hat

Jan Drabek
Saturday, February 2, 2008
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alliance for the Arts and Culture
Suite 100, 938 Howe St.

CAA Members $30
Non-Members $60
Students (ID) $35

Jan Drabek has designed this workshop to help sort out the basic ideas that will get the student to the starting line. Various approaches to the writing of a personal memoir will be examined, including the length and the sources available. There will be discussion of what should be included in the manuscript and examples of various types of memoirs will be pointed out. The course will included some short exercises.

Registration details are provided in the attachment.

For more information, call 604-806-0471

  1. The World Poetry Enviro-Poetry Project.

The World Poetry Reading Series is celebrating their 7th anniversary at the Vancouver Public Library (our gracious hosts and partners) with a month long display of environmental poems in the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC in the literature section from February 1-29th. The poems on display are from Vancouver, across Canada and around the world. They include poems by the Poet Laureate of Vancouver, George McWhirter, Linda Rogers and World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2008, Bernice Lever among others. Most of the poems are in English but there are a number of bi-lingual poems, bringing a multi-cultural component to the display. There will be a Create an Enviro-poem table staffed by 17 World Poetry Volunteers who are all poets and writers. The poems that are written by the public will be featured at the 7th World Poetry Gala, February 29th, 7:00 pm, at the Alice McKaye Room at the Vancouver Public Library. An Enviro-suggestion box will also be at the table so that the library patrons can put in suggestions on how to help the environment. Selected tips will be read on The World Poetry Café Radio Show every Tuesday on CFRO, 102.7 FM. Past WP Project in 2007. According to the Vancouver Public Library, 700 library patrons viewed The
World Poetry Peace Project display and 125 poems were selected for display on the night of the Gala on February 23, 2007 by the public. Seventeen World Poetry poets and writers volunteered at the “Create a Peace Poem” table next to the display during the month of February 2007.
2. World Poetry Reading Series Annual Gala Fundraiser! Join us for this wonderful dinner, dance and entertainment night February 16, 2008, 6:30 pm to 12:00 am Holiday Inn 1110 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC Amazing Buffet dinner Silent auction Line dancing Aikido workshop. Solo classical dance Music by Pancho and Sal Music, Poetry, Fun! Proceeds will go to pay for the Gala Awards and refreshments. Discounted tickets pre-Jan. 15th: $30.00 January 15-February 16th: $35.00 3. World Poetry Reading Series 7th Anniversary Gala! February 29, 2008 Vancouver Public Library, 360 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC, Canada, Alice MacKay Room. Doors open at 6:30 pm for Tables and light refreshments. Program starts at 7 Pm. Enviro-Poetry Display from around the world and library patrons. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea. World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winners: Bernice Lever Ashok Bhargava Other Awards: World Poetry Volunteer of the Year: Douglas Bacon. World Poetry Award of Excellence to Poets around the World, Host Dr. Lucia Gorea. First World Poetry Award for Unsung Heroes: Barbara Mumford World Poetry Partnership Award: Vancouver Public Library. World Poetry Café Award for Excellence to technician Medhi Lahti Black History Month Tribute: Addena Sumter Freitag Ola Tawose Presenters and poets! Music by: Rene Hugo Sanchez, Peru Tamdin Tseten, Tibet Andy Vine, Enviro-song Pancho and Sal, Argentina-Canada Free admission

Come help us celebrate!

Other Things to Keep You Going A NEW WRITER’S WORKSHOP at RUTH’S HOUSE One-on-one writing coaching; individual critiquing; instructions in constructing your stories/novels; editing tips; writing fiction, non-fiction, memoirs and poetry. WHEN: starting FEB 5/08 to MARCH 25 $80 for 8 weeks or $50 for five weeks. WHERE: Apt. 401- 2388 Triumph St. Vancouver V5L 1L5 (Triumph at Nanaimo St. 3 blocks NORTH of Hastings St. or 1 blk South of Dundas. Take #16, 135 bus on Hastings. Or #4 or #7 bus along Powell/Dundas) or Skytrain to Nanaimo Stn. and #7 bus to Pandora St.) TELEPHONE: 604-254-9711 E-Mail: ru******@sh**.ca Happy New Year, Happy writing, I hope to see you soon, Ruth Kozak Bonnie Nish Executive Director Pandora’s Collective www.pandorascollective.com

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