Lots of News

Word Whips will have a new date and location as of June. We have found a new home at the Vancouver Public Library Britannia Branch in the gallery area. We are very excited about this and hope you will be able to come out and bring your words to do some writing with us on Tuesday June 24th. It will be the last Tuesday of the month from now on from 7-8:30 pm. We want to thank the library for giving us this space. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our scholarship fund. This year’s recipient is so talented and deserving – Julian Legere. You may have seen him at the Poet’s and Painters show. He was the teen who contributed. Look for his information soon. On Wednesday we will be heading out to the Revisions Reading Series. If you would like to join our poetry troop and head out there with us and would like to meet a head of time to car pool please let me know. Bring your words and be prepared for a fun evening. See you somewhere soon. Bonnie PS I started to put this in order but have given up. So sorry…. Pandora’s Events 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 (www.pandorascollective.com/Events.html) Upcoming Rendezvous: Wednesday May 21, 2008 – REVISIONS READING SERIES please see their press release below and bring poetry to read as part of the Pandora’s Collective Poetry Troop during their open mic. RSVP bl**************@ya***.ca" target="_blank">bl**************@ya***.ca for car pooling details. Wednesday May 21, 2008
(and 3rd Wednesday of every month)
ReVisions Readings are run by the Burnaby Writers’ Society, which has been publishing its famed market newsletter and running workshops, contests and readings in Burnaby for over a quarter century. ReVisions, a monthly September through June open mic, remains one of the friendliest reading venues in the Lower Mainland. If you’ve never read in public before, this laid-back open mic is a great place to begin.
Hosted by: Sheila Rosen
Time: 8-10pm
Location: Myles of Beans
1-7010 Kingsway Ave. Burnaby
Contact: sr********@sh**.ca _______________________________________ Other Events of Interest THE VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM http://www.myspace.com/vancouverpoetryslam CONTINUES @ CAFÉ DEUX SOLEILS: 2096 COMMERCIAL DRIVE (5TH AND COMMERCIAL) EVERY MONDAY OF THE MONTH THE NEXT VAN SLAM EVENT IS THE ANNUAL “LET’S BREAK THE SLAM RULES” ANARCHY SLAM MONDAY MAY 19TH FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY THE LEGENDARY SWEATER VEST THIS SHOW KICKS OFF THE SWEATER VEST REUNION TOUR 2008 SWEATER VEST is the poetry/prog-alt-country group headed up by the Chipotle Brothers, Tiger and Rasputin. They are orphans who adopted each other after their polygamous parents died in the Hope Slide. Music has been the only thing that has kept one of them from going insane. This is the 3rd reunion tour for the both of them. TONIGHT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR YOUR COSTUMES, BRING YOUR PROPS AND BANG YOUR CONUNDRUM LOUDLY WHILE COVERING OTHER POET’S POEMS FROM THE CAFÉ DEUX SOLEILS BATHROOM. ANYTHING GOES. THERE MAY EVEN BE NUDITY AND BABY OIL. ALL THIS PLUS YOUR HOST SPILLIOUS THE RIDICULOUS ONE This night will also be a fundraiser in honour of Iris Semczyszyn-Mercier. ____________________________________________ Here is the listing for Story Slam Wednesday 28th May. Story Slam at Our Town Cafe 245 E. Broadway, Vancouver every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month @ 8.30pm. Eight storytellers competing for prizes and a place in the finals. First come, first served. Sign up from 7.30pm. Hosted by Ivan Penaluna. For more info visit myspace.com/thevancouverstoryslam _______________________________________________ “Spillious Speak ‘n Sing – May 21 – featuring KATIE F-S” on Wednesday, May 21 at 8:00pm. Sean says, “If any of you have heard my Omaha poem, come out and meet the inspiration doing her own work. If you haven’t, please come out to hear one of the most beautiful powerful out of town voices we’ve heard in vancouver in a long time. “. Event: Spillious Speak ‘n Sing – May 21 – featuring KATIE F-S What: Jam Session Host: Spillious Speak & Sing When: Wednesday, May 21 at 8:00pm Where: Cottage Bistro _____________________________________ Hi Friends, Steve Duncan & I are featuring at Music & More this Thursday along with dancer Natalie Hobbs (details below). I think it’ll be a fun evening — it would be a pleasure to share it with you! Cheers, Marn Literary: Poets Norwich & Duncan Explore Duality
Creation. Destruction. Light and dark. Join Commercial Drive poets Steve Duncan and Marni Norwich and dancer Natalie Hobbs as they explore the theme of duality in a performance that combines spoken word and improvisational movement.

Take Eve’s Eden and the fickle wishbone of relationship and juxtapose them with the gritty substance of modern urban life

Music and More on Main
Thursday, May 22nd
Featured performance: 8:45 – 9:15 p.m.
Doors: 7:30pm
Open Mic: 8pm
By Donation
Hosted by Rick Keating

Little Mountain Neighborhood House
3981 Main Street
For more information call 604-788-8340
or email sr******@sh**.ca ______________________________________

Events From Far and Away Hello Everyone,

My time in Turkey is coming to an end, and I will be back in San Francisco by Wednesday evening.
We attended many concerts in this tour, including a gypsy festival where Nancy Wakeman and I
pushed through a crowd of thousands to get from one stage to another; and a magical cave concert
where we recited poetry. I also attended the first Istanbul International Poetry Festival, where poets
from Greece, Iran, Spain, France, Canada, etc. came together to read in historical venues like the underground
cisterns and on a boat touring the Bosphorous. The food is of course amazing, especially their yogurt
and honey and the baklavas…mmmm, mouth watering!

Getting back to business, we still have a few spaces for the upcoming Poetry Salon with Tureeda Mikell.
Please e-mail me if you would like to join us this Sunday (May 25) at 4pm. This is a potluck event so
bring some food to share. I’ll cook something Turkish.

Mark your calendar for the Poets with Trees picnic reading on the following Sunday June 1. Can you
believe this is the third year? Come and have fun with us:

Share your words and eat your sandwich among
people, birds, trees, and, one hopes, with the sun.

Sunday JUNE 1, 2008 (11am – 3pm)

Sutro Heights Park, San Francisco.
At the end of Clement Street by the ocean.
Geary #38 bus final stop (THE ONE THAT SAYS

Bring poems of your own or poems by your favorite poets.
Multiple reading stations.

Bring your own lunch, and an additional goodie to share.
Readings finish, clean up and disperse by 3pm.

So much for now. See you soon.

form Istanbul with love,


Clara Hsu
301 Gambier Street
San Francisco, CA 94134-1341

tel: 415-244-1317
website: http://www.clarahsu.com ____________________________________________________ Other Things Greenboathouse Books: 1999-2008
Ten Years of Chapbooks
Done This summer marks 10 years of chapbooks from Greenboathouse Books, and we’re pleased to announce the release of our latest and LAST title: Jay Millar’s Woods | Pages, a meditative exploration of language and the natural world. Jay’s book marks our 23rd title, and with production now complete, we’re excited to let it loose into the world as the final Greenboathouse Books project. Over the next month or two, all things Greenboathouse Books will be sorted and cleaned up, loose ends tied, and the boathouse boarded up. It’s been exciting, and challenging, and rewarding, and the feedback from writers and readers alike has always made Greenboathouse Books a pleasure to produce, but it’s time for new and different challenges. If this is a surprise, or if you’re curious to hear more (oh yes, there will be more), please visit the website, which will be live for another couple of months. There you’ll find not only info on future plans (exciting, big plans), but you’ll also be able to order your copy of Jay’s book, which we’re expecting to sell out quickly (advance orders have already nabbed 30% of the print run). You might be interested in our special offer of our last two titles together at a 10% discount, or the one-shot only Super-Bundle: a collection of rare copies plucked from the Greenboathouse archive which have been unavailable, in some cases, for years. There’s only one of these bundles, so if you’re at all interested, grab it quickly. It’s a beautiful day here in the Okanagan, and once this press release is sent off, I’m heading out to the boathouse to spend the afternoon reading, building a new book shelf, and tidying up the beach as the lake level begins to rise. That’s where all this book business started, and that’s where I’m heading today. Thank you so much to everyone who’s supported our efforts over the years, and we’ll look forward to crossing paths again down the road… Jason Dewinetz
Publisher, Editor, Designer, etc.
Greenboathouse Books
www.greenboathouse.com __________________________________________ Boxcar Poetry Review – Issue #14 is Up Just a quick note to let you know that issue #14 is now up. www.boxcarpoetry.com (We apologize for the delay — normally we’re up on the 15th, but fell behind due to other deadlines.) In this issue: Poetry * Derek Henderson: “The Road Along St. Jude’s” * Tammy Ho: “Elegy to a Brother Who Wrote Autobiographical Poems” * Mara Michael Jebsen: “Summer Office With a Small View of Grand Central” * Christina Kallery: “Boogie Nights: A Sestina” * Julianna McCarthy: “How It Was” * Michelle Menting: “The Bundling Board” * Kevin Oberlin: “The Doctor Attempts to Heal His Sister Through Her Own Beauty” * Matthew Olzmann: “While Scratching My Wife’s Back, I Calculate the Distance Between Sky and Earth” * Doug Ramspeck: “Stillborn” * Lafayette Wattles: “Sometimes a Deer is Just a Deer” Interviews & Conversations * Amaud J. Johnson & Douglas Kearney * Jay Leeming & Matthew Thorburn Reviews * Andrew Kozma’s City of Regret reviewed by Amanda Lleshdedaj * Purvi Shah’s terrain tracks reviewed by Soham Patel Photography * Gabriola Island Enjoy! Neil Aitken, Editor Boxcar Poetry Review ________________________________________ From Randy Below are the details to a spoken word event that I’ve been asked to forward along. Apparently Katherine has 5 people confirmed so far and she wants 12 poets in total. It’s on the Labour Day long weekend. I don’t know if there is any pay involved. I kind of doubt it but you would get a “words of wisdom” t-shirt. It’s from 2-3 in the afternoon. The content must be family friendly or at least suitable for all ages. She’s looking for a variety of styles. They have tents so it will be a rain or shine event. Please get a hold of Katherine if you are interested in participating. Don’t contact me…I’m just forwarding it along. Her email and phone number is just below. —–Original Message—– From: Katherine Polgrain <co*****@vc*.ca&YY=56873&y5beta=yes&y5beta=yes&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=b" target="_blank">co*****@vc*.ca> To: we**********@di****.ca&YY=56873&y5beta=yes&y5beta=yes&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=b" target="_blank">we**********@di****.ca <we**********@di****.ca&YY=56873&y5beta=yes&y5beta=yes&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=b" target="_blank">we**********@di****.ca> Date: Monday, May 19, 2008 12:31 PM Subject: “Speaking Words Of Wisdom” spoken word event Hi I am contacting you to ask if you might be interested to perform at a spoken word event Aug 31st? I coordinate an outdoor artist market hosted by Britannia Community Centre called Artful Sundays. It is outside in Napier Square starting Sunday July 27-Sunday Aug 31st.(6 Sundays) On the last day (Aug 31)I am organizing “Speaking Words Of Wisdom”, 12 spoken word performers, each having 5 minutes, the event will be a part of the Artful Sundays finale. Can you let me know if you might be interested? As well please pass on this Call> many thanks Katherine Polgrain Email co*****@vc*.ca&YY=56873&y5beta=yes&y5beta=yes&order=down&sort=date&pos=0&view=a&head=b" target="_blank">co*****@vc*.ca Phone (604)255-3956 _________________________________________ Call for submissions: Moondance magazine, an online international women’s literary, culture and art journal is looking for poetry. The theme for the summer issue is “Woman’s life and the invisible.” All poetry submissions will be considered. Deadline for submission is: June 10 To submit your poems contact poetry editor, Lys Anzia, via: ly******@ya***.com" target="_blank">ly******@ya***.com Please title your submission email: MD Poetry Submission Link to Moondance magazine: http://moondance.org/ For more info about Moondance magazine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moondance_magazine – LYS ANZIA world news – book reviews – women news – stagescripts “To accomplish anything first we must believe.” Sunday May 25, 2008 Museum of Anthropology Artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas presents his newest book Flight of the Hummingbird. Michael will share how an indigenous parable from South America reflects social activism in North America and has become part of a wave of environmental activism in Japan. Michael will talk about the experience of creating art as an essential aspect of being a good citizen. 2:00 pm Presentation in the Great Hall, included with admission to Museum exhibition (General $9, Students & Seniors $7, Children free) 3:15 pm Book signing and reception adjacent to the gift shop, admission is free. A lucky audience member will win a reproduction of artwork from the book Time: 2 – 4:30 pm Location: Museum of Anthropology, UBC Cost: free admission to the signing; free (children) – $9 for admission to the museum and the presentation Contact: Tel: 604.822.5087 http://www.moa.ubc.ca _______________________________ ALL ABOUT INDEXING

Talk to an indexer and you’ll most likely find a person who 1) is also an editor, and 2) loves her work. Isn’t indexing an item you should include in your list of services? It’s so easy to say to the client whose report you have just edited, “Your report is great, but wouldn’t it help if it had an index?” This session may well be your first step to developing a new skill and to increasing your income.

In this informative session, librarian Annette Lorek will address the following questions:

  • What is indexing?
  • What software do indexers use?
  • How do you learn to index?
  • What kind of clients do indexers have?
  • How do indexers charge for their services?
  • Is indexing a service you should offer?

ANNETTE LOREK is a librarian at Capilano College and principal of Infoplex Information Associates Inc., a company specializing in indexing services.

Pre-registration is not required. EAC members attend for free, but must
check in at the registration table to verify current membership. Non-member
admission is $10 at the door ($5 for students with valid ID).

Be sure to enter your name in our door prize draw. The winner will receive
free admission to one EAC-BC workshop (in 2008-2009). And please join us
after the program for mingling and networking over light refreshments. This
is our last meeting until September.

The YWCA is located on the west side of Hornby Street between Dunsmuir and
Pender, one block northeast of the Burrard SkyTrain Station. Parking for the
evening is available across the street for $4.00 after 6:00 pm. Street
parking is also available, although it is metered until 8:00 pm.

Peter Moskos and Gary Lund, Programs Coordinators
Editors’ Association of Canada–BC Branch
bc********@ed*****.ca http://editors.ca/branches/bc/meetings _________________________________

Hi everyone,
Long time no communicate!  Just wanted to let you know that I am 
starting a new salsa dance team for local salsa shows.  Any 
accomplished dancers will get the opportunity to perform 
For more information, please contact me at 604-685-2846
New beginner salsa classes start on Monday May 26 - June 23 at Coal 
Harbour Community Centre, 480 Broughton St at Hastings.
For classes on Tuesday at UBC, Wednesday at SFU, Thursday at West End 
Community Centre, and Fridays at YWCA, please contact me at 604-685-
We are working on a brand new website that will be launched in a 
couple of weeks at BCDANCE.com

___________________________________________ Hi Folks,

Well, this will be a short letter.
Let’s start with an update on the concert. I am doing a solo show at Trinity
St. Paul’s on Bloor St. in Toronto. There will also be a number of special
guests, some longtime musical collaborators, and some new musical friends.
As of today, tickets are available online through TICKETPRO


It would be great to play for a full house so I hope to see you there.
I know a lot of you will be there in spirit because you live far away.
I wish I could make a tour out of this, but that is sadly
impossible. I am having fun choosing repertoire for this show. There
are so many tunes I’d like to do, and it is proving hard to narrow it
down. But ultimately, that’s for me to figure out and for you to enjoy.
On other fronts, I am busily whittling away on the Stewed Tomatoes album. By this Thursday, it will be half mixed. All the parts are
recorded, and it won’t be long before it is done. The album with
Nuala Kennedy is also coming along well. Now the only thing I have to
figure out is when to sleep!

Nothing like being in a race where the starter pistol uses live ammo!
You do run faster and act more alert. You have to.

More later from the tall guy,

Oliver Bonnie Nish Executive Director Pandora’s Collective www.pandorascollective.com

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