Pandora’s Collective News

We want to thank Eva again for host Word Whips this Wednesday so we could recuperate. It sounds as everyone had a good time. Next week is Word Whips the North Shore edition and Upstart Crow is holding one more Dead Poet’s Reading. Have a good weekend. Bonnie

Pandora’s Events
Tuesday, February 26th VOICES VANCOUVER Visit cultural venues with other Pandora’s Collective members. Bring your words, your journals, your sketch books. We’ll drop in on literary events, go to art galleries, participate in readings, and support local bands and more. Membership is free. Coordinators: Bonnie Nish & Sita Carboni
Upcoming Rendezvous: Tuesday Feb 26th – 7pm at The Vancouver Art Gallery. Meet us on the main floor, in the first room of the exhibit, TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Phototgraph as art,1845-1945. There will be time to browse, to write, (individually and in a group) and to share thoughts and work. Bring your journal, sketch pad and pen and join us for the first ever Voices Vancouver. Cost: Tuesday is “by donation” at the gallery Contact: bl**************@ya***.ca" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">bl**************@ya***.ca Or visit our web site: Other Events Hello all, just a quick reminder that we are meeting this Sunday. 10AM to noon at the Grind Gallery Café, 4124 Main Street at 25th Ave. Bring something to write with. If you have something you want feedback on, please make some extra photo copies. See you then. Regards, Margo Upcoming meeting dates: Sat Feb 23 Sun Mar 9
Sat Mar 22 Sun Apr 6
Sat Apr 19 Sun May 4 Upstart Crow Books presents ________________________________ Friday, February 15, 2008 7.30 pm. The Night of the Dead Poets 3 You’re invited to listen to six readers bringing poems from the past to your ears. Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins (28 July 1884 – 8 June 1889) read by Elizabeth Bachinsky Poems of Pablo Neruda (12 July 1904 – 23 September 1923) read by Fran Bourassa Poems of William Butler Yeats (13 June 186528 January 1939) read by Harvey De Roo Poems of Robinson Jeffers (10 January 1887 – 20 January 1962) read by Christopher Levenson Poems of Sylvia Plath (27 October 1932 – 11 February 1963) read by Diane Tucker Poems of Gwendolyn MacEwen (1 September 1942 – 29 November 1987) read by Sandy Shreve Emcee: John Fisher In each presentation you will hear a brief introduction to the poet followed by a reading of selected poems. Upstart Crow Books, 238 Lonsdale Avenue , North Vancouver , is just a few blocks up from the Seabus. For more information, call 604-980-2769.

All books are 50% off the regular price.

“Wakefield Brewster “The Lyrical Pitbull” features at the Van Slam Feb 18th” on Monday, February 18 at 9:00pm. Event: Wakefield Brewster “The Lyrical Pitbull” features at the Van Slam Feb 18th “Heez going to conjah some majik ” What: Performance Host: Spillious When: Monday, February 18 at 9:00pm Where: Cafe Deux Soleils: 2096 Commercial Drive

Poetry Reading at Cafe Montmartre Feb 21 at 7:30pm. The evening will feature Lisa Martin-DeMoor (Brindle & Glass), Heidi Greco (Anvil), Jen Currin (Coach House). The bookseller for the event is People’s Co-op Bookstore. ______________________________________________ THE VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM PRESENTS THE CRACKERJACK-LIPSMACKER-WHIPPERSNAPPER YOUTH POETRY SLAM #2 AT CAFÉ DEUX SOLEILS: 2096 COMMERCIAL DRIVE THE 4TH MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH THE NEXT YOUTH SLAM IS MONDAY FEBRUARY 25TH FEATURING NADIA CHANEY “My poetry and lyrics explore my relationship to spirit, and develop a personal working model of grassroots politics. My chapbook is called, “Predatory Grace.” I’m also part of an acapella trio with Maya Suess and Sara Kendall called In.stead. Our music is positive, intelligent, and moves the crowd. I’ve had lots of experience on stage as an entertainer and musician, and bring the spirit of hip hop and spoken word performance to all of my work. I also love to help others find their own passions in the world of performance. Being on stage at an event is a great way to develop the confidence to make change at any level.” PLUS Nadia Chaney believes the sublime centre of the universe can be found at the heart of every moment. She works as a poet, emcee, musician, arts- empowerment facilitator, social justice activist, text editor and writing coach. She performs with two Vancouver based bands: in.stead, an all-female acapella hip hop experiment, and BPM, a dirty fusion of bhangra, dancehall and hip hop. THIS IS AN OPEN QUALIFYING SLAM FOR POETS AGED 13-22 TO MAKE THE VANCOUVER YOUTH POETRY SLAM FINALS ON JUNE 23RD DOORS AND SIGN UP AT 7PM SHOW STARTS AT 8PM WITH AN OPEN MIC $3 FOR 18 AND UNDER $5 FOR 19 AND OLDER


Other Things if Interest Hello, I’m with the Whidbey Island Writers Association (located in Puget Sound, north of Seattle) and wonder if you would send an email to your writers about our upcoming conference. Thank you, Pam Owen

Plan to Attend the Tenth Annual Whidbey Island Writers Conference
More than 200 writers will gather on Whidbey February 29 through March 2 to learn from 50 authors including renowned islanders Elizabeth George, famous for her Inspector Lynley series; Bob Mayer, prolific writer of thrillers; and Erik Larson, week-end resident and author of Devil in the White City and Thunderstruck. Pre-conference workshops, designed for those who want to get a head start and anyone unable to get away for the entire conference, begin Thursday, February 28. For more information about the Whidbey Island Writers Conference, and the authors and agents attending, visit or call the Whidbey Island Writers Association at 360-331-6714.

Submissions by EMAIL ONLY to pu*******@qu**********.com with “QUILLS SUBMISSION” in the subject line. Please send only text messages (no document files or attachments). Poems can be any length, subject or style. Please limit submissions to 3 maximum per year. Send your name, address or city and confirm you are a Canadian Citizen. Include a short 40 word biography written in 3rd person starting with the author’s name. A contributors section is at the back of the magazine. Include a short copyright allowance for Quills to publish your poem. Any submitted works will be deemed to include copyright usage. We encourage submissions from all poets; young or old, published or unpublished, no one is charged to submit and no submissions are paid. Canadian Book Publishers with copyrights are invited to submit a selection of 3 poems from poets who die in the current year along with year of birth and death. Subject line in email should read “DEAD POETS SUBMISSION”. Submissions by EMAIL ONLY to pu*******@qu**********.com with “QUILLS SUBMISSION” in the subject line. Please send only text messages (no document files or attachments). EMAILING INSTRUCTIONS:
As sometimes email transfers cause formatted poems to re-align or present random results we ask that you do not format your poems at all. Simply type them in like a normal email and use slashes [/] to indicate line breaks, double slashes [//] to indicate stanza breaks and bracketed instructions to indicate spacing or indenting of lines ie. [3].
Also, don’t use the CTRL key to create type. It translates through email in random ways. We end up with dashes [-] as question [?] marks or apostrophes [‘] as commas [,] or greek letters. We have a standard format you can see throughout the magazine to keep its contents consistent, please help us help you in keeping your poem looking right. Thanks! POEM SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 1st (Published and available in Autumn)

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Submit your Work to Room Magazine The Room editorial collective is always accepting new, previously unpublished submissions of fiction, poetry, and artwork by women. Our current response time is approximately 6 to 9 months. please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions or email submissions.

For material published, we pay a small honorarium and two copies of the issue in which the work appears. All contributors receive a year’s subscription to Room. We purchase First North American Serial Rights, meaning that copyright reverts back to the author after publication. We may also ask you for permission to publish your work on our website. For all submissions… Please include your name, address, and email address. Submissions can be sent to: Room Magazine
PO Box 46160
Station D
Vancouver, BC
V6J 5G5 For reply: As of January 1, 2005, we will no longer be returning manuscripts. If your manuscript is rejected, it will be destroyed in our recycling program. We will inform you of our decision by email. Writer’s Guidelines Room does not accept simultaneous submissions. Room is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts. Fiction, creative non-fiction, and essays:
Please submit typed, double-spaced, single-sided pages of unpublished work of less than 5,000 words. Please include the word count in your cover letter. Note: submissions longer than 5,000 words will be returned unread. Poetry:
Please submit typed, single-sided pages of unpublished work. Send groups of 4 to 5 poems, rather than single poems. Please note: we are not accepting poetry from non-Canadian authors at this time. See also our Submission FAQs. Artist’s Guidelines Room is always looking for original art and photography created by women and relevant to the female experience. To submit your art, please send a low-resolution digital file (JPG or PDF, 1 MB maximum size) or a link to your website to co*******@ro**********.com, or slide, CD-ROM, photo, or photocopy (do not send originals) of your submission along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Has your address changed since you submitted to Room?
Please send us your new address. We cannot be held responsible for correspondence sent to outdated addresses. ___________________________________________________ Submissions The Capilano Review is interested in experimental, venturesome writing and art. Our About Us and Issues links will give you a sense of the work we publish. Please note the following essential details when you submit your work:

  • Enclose a self-addressed envelope. If you are submitting work from outside Canada, please include an international reply coupon or Canadian stamps.
  • Print your name and address on the manuscript.
  • For poetry submissions, send a minimum of 4 pages; for fiction, a maximum of 6,000 words.
  • It may take as much as 4 months to receive a response to your manuscript.
  • We do not accept responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts and visual art.
  • We do not accept submissions by email or on disk.
  • We publish with First North American Serial Rights.

Contributors are paid $50 per published page to a maximum of $200. Bonnie Nish Executive Director Pandora’s Collective

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