News From Pandora’s Collective

The new issue of blueprintreview is online ~ it’s number is 15. if the zine was a teenager, this would be the time of questioning rules, of reading forbidden books, of gazing into the mirror, wondering about the shapes of life. seen like that, it perfectly fits that its pages start with a formula to solve the oblique, then step into a desert, into an old house, into a green mood, to turn into a dream – and return into another world, as a star abandoned, folding and unfolding on, shaping and reshaping. a curiosity of this issue: it comes with a number of unplanned pairings. there are 2 house poems, 2 café stories, 2 afternoon scenes, 2 authors from the Philippines , 2 from Canada . plus, almost all visual artists contribute 2 images. and there are 2 additional links this time – news. and: more than 1. which could be the subtitle of the issue itself. here the link that takes you there: thanks for helping to shape these 15 pages ~
doro 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, 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 In no particular order Here is the listing for Story Slam Wednesday 27th February. Story Slam at Our Town Cafe 245 E. Broadway, Vancouver every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month @ 8.30pm. Ten storytellers competing for prizes and a place in the finals. First come, first served. Sign up from

7.30pm. Hosted by Ivan Penaluna.

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Dear Writers,

Please join CBC personality Lisa Christiansen and Vancouver’s finest writers at Vancouver Writes, February 21 at Performance Works for a not-to-be-missed evening of writing the “jazz way” – collaborative, improvisational and unpredictable.

Caroline Adderson, Kevin Chong, Brad Cran, Steven Galloway, Anne Fleming, Anne Giardini, Genni Gunn, Lee Henderson, Aislinn Hunter, Shaena Lambert, Nancy Lee, Miranda Pearson and Timothy Taylor will coach teams of participants in this evening of creative word play. Prizes will be awarded to the top entry in each of the event’s three sessions, and the first place prizewinners will be published in Geist, Canada’s magazine of ideas and culture. Wine, beer and snacks will be available.

Tickets are limited – book yours today. Call 604 681 6330 or register on line at

See you there!

Hal Wake
Artistic Director

Vancouver Writes
February 21, 2008 @ 7:30pm
Performance Works
1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $20/$18 students & seniors (plus $1.00 facility surcharge)

Vancouver Writes is part of Winterruption 2008, a showcase of food, arts & culture on Granville Island, February 21-24, 2008. ________________________________________ Hi artists, poets, friends! I have some poetry events going on. I have a poem at the main library on the 3rd floor in front of the up escalator, as part of the World Poetry Peace Project. It is going to be up until the end of Feb. I’m also going to have a poem in the Poets and Painters show at the Delta Artists Guild at the end of March. I also have a few art events going on now. One is a Valentines Day show called The Secret Heart in Coal Harbour in a lounge where a Jazz concert is taking place. Unfortunately the show can only be seen by people with tickets ot the concert. I also have 4 collage images (of hearts, portraits and skulls) on the Energy Gallery website’s current show called 2-3-d-9. It is online now until April at check it out if you have time! Many blessings to you, my supporters and friends!

Eva Waldauf

THE VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM AND THE 57 VARIETIES OPEN MIC PRESENT A PERFORMANCE POETRY WORKSHOP AT SPARTACUS BOOKS (319 WEST HASTINGS-2ND FLOOR) TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19TH WITH CALGARY’S WAKEFIELD BREWSTER In January 2006, Wakefield moved to Calgary, Alberta for a new perspective in Canadian poetry and a fresh perspective in Canadian living. Being a visible minority with a Bajan (Barbados) heritage, the Western Canadian environment with such drastic differences could only help him to grow as a poet and as a person. In April, with the help of iconic Canadian poetess, ‘the Mama of Dada’, Sheri-D Wilson, he designed and ran a workshop for the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival entitled ‘flowetree poetree with da lyrical pitbull’ performing as a featured artist and hitting the stage for the poetry slams. (, WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM THE WORKSHOP
“I intend to perform pieces from all styles that i have learned; From capturing the audience; getting attention – holding it – reading techniques; secrets to slamming. Often the workshops are about how i developed “wakespeak”, my use of ebonics and formal english combined; my mentors, my heroes, my inspirations and influences; music, literature and the audio/visual that i convey through my spoken images; my artistic backgroudns and how i use them in poetree to bring it to the foreground – ” Whether you’re new to the art of performance poetry or a veteran looking to stretch your skills and your skin, Wakefield has a universe of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to help you get what you want in this workshop. As he says, “in the end the workshop goes where the audience guides it.” All poetic styles and levels of experience are welcome. And if you are not interested please forward this on to someone you know who might be. THE WORKSHOP WILL RUN FROM 7-8 PM-ish TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE OPEN MIC FROM 8-10PM $5 FOR 18 AND UNDER $8 FOR 19 AND OLDER NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS COME TAKE A PIECE OF MIND FROM ONE OF THE QUICKEST IN THE BIZ ONLY 30 SEATS AVAILABLE DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS PRE REGISTER AT rc*****@ya***.ca WAKEFIELD WILL ALSO BE FEATURING AT THUNDERING WORD AT CAFÉ MONTMARTRE ON FEB 17TH AND THE VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM AT CAFÉ DEUX SOLEILS ON FEB 18TH


Thundering Word, Vancouver’s Finest open mic Sunday, Feb. 17th signup at 7:30 — show at 8pm sharp Featuring, from Calgary, Alberta Slam Poet Wakefield Brewster “da Lyrical Pitbull” Plus: Open Mic all evening. Music, Poetry, Comedy & More! Good food, good drink, great entertainment At the Montmartre cafe 4362 Main street, Van. B.C. > < Hosted by: Wanda-Sue Nowicki & her co-host, Bill McNamara Mr. Brewster has been performing in a musical capacity since age six and has a list of credits and accomplishments that goes on forever. He is one of Canada’s top black Slam Poets. From Far and Away 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. Bonnie Nish Executive Director Pandora’s Collective

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