Help for Summer Dream Liteary Arts Festival

This year we are doing things somewhat differently at the festival. We have three stages. A main stage where the groups will be show cased along with music, dancers and a few featured readers including Evelyn Lau who will be doing the opening reading. The community stage will host the open mics, panel discussions and Speak and Sing. The children’s stage will have a ton of entertainment and stuff going on. So how can you help? Some of the groups involved don’t have enough information to warrant having a table so we are going to have a community table where they can put their info for the public to pick up. Pandora’s will have a table with info about all of our programming. Then each stage will have a check in table where all the readers and performers have to check in about 15 minutes before they go on. That way if someone for some reason doesn’t show up (it has happened) we can shuffle. So we need people to be at these tables. We have tried to split the times up throughout the day so no one is stuck anywhere for too, too long. And of course we would like more than one person at the tables so if someone has to leave for any reason they are covered. And we need people to help set up and take down. So please sing up where you can!! Sita and I can’t do this alone. We are counting on you. Bonnie Set up: Take down: Pandora’s Table: Community Table: Main Stage Check In Table: 11:45 – 2:00 (2hr 15min) – Rhonda Milne 2:00 – 3:45 (1hr 45min) – Christy Hill 3:45 – 5:30 (1hr 45min) – Trina Ferguson 5:30 – 7:00 (1hr 30min) – Community Stage: Check In Table: 12:45 – 2:30 (1hr 45min) 2:30 – 4:20 (1hr 50min) 4:20 – 6:00 (1hr 40min) Children’s Stage: Check In Table: 12:45 – 2:30 (1hr 45min) 2:30 – 4:20 (1hr 50min) 4:20 – 6:00 (1hr 40min) The Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival The 5th Annual Summer Dream Literary Arts Festival will take place on Saturday July 26, 2008 from 12-8 pm at Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park. Bring a picnic and blanket and stay for the whole day! This event is an annual, engaging, outdoor festival established to raise public awareness regarding the on-going literary events, programs and resources available in the community. We will be incorporating 20 literary groups, including multi-cultural readings in various languages, a poetry slam and a story slam competition. Entertainment will also included dancers, musical performances, panel discussions, open mics and a children’s area with puppet shows, music, story tellers, face painting and craft tables. There will also be workshops and information tables showcasing community groups and resources such as the Vancouver Public Library and The Federation of BC Writers. Author and poet, Evelyn Lau will open the festival with a twenty minute reading on the Main Stage and Vancouver Poet Laureate George McWhirter will open the Community Stage. Further schedule details are below. Main Stage: 12:00 – 12:10 Announcements 12:10 – 12:30 Guest Reader: Author and Poet, Evelyn Lau 12:30 – 12:45 Poetry Readings: Word Whips North Shore Edition 12:45 – 1:00 Story Telling: Telling Tales 1:00 – 1:15 Performance Poetry: Main Street Slam 1:15 – 1:30 Multicultural Readings: World Poetry Reading Series 1:30 – 1:45 Announcements 1:45 – 2:15 ♫♫ Local Band Hi Rise Dex and the Stellar Jays (Kempton Dexter -vocals, guitar, banjo, Michel Drouin -vocals, bass, Bryan Siiver -percussion, drums) 2:15 – 2:30 Poetry Readings: Burnaby Writers’ Society 2:30 – 2:45 Poetry Readings: Word Whips 2:45 – 3:00 Featured Reader: Californian Poet, Jabez Churchill 3:00 – 3:15 Performance Poetry: Wax Poetics 3:15 – 3:30 Announcements 3:30 – 4:00 ♫♫ Local Band Melic Thrum (Chad York -vocals, bass, Mike Peacock -vocals, piano) 4:00 – 4:15 Performance Poetry: Thundering Word 4:15 – 4:30 Featured Reader: Poet, Jen Currin 4:30 – 4:45 Poetry Readings: North Shore Writers 4:45 – 5:00 Story Telling: Vancouver Storytellers 5:00 – 5:15 Announcements 5:15 – 5:45 ♫♫ Local Band Farm Team (Matt Kennedy -guitar, mandolin, vox, Hugh Ellenwood –fiddle, vox, Cam Salay –banjo, bass, vox) 5:45 – 6:00 Poetry & Story: Bluemoon Reading Series 6:00 – 6:15 Performance Poetry: Vancouver Poetry Slam 6:15 – 6:30 Author Readings: Canadian Authors Association 6:30 – 6:40 Announcements 6:40 – 7:00 Dancers: Story Dance Performance by Night and Day Dance – Diane Garceau & David Yates (dancers), Trina Ferguson (narrator) 7:00– 7:15 Poetry Readings: Poetry Around the World 7:15 – 7:35 Story Slam Competition (Audience Judges): Host – Ivan Penaluna 7:35 – 7:50 Poetry Readings: High Altitude 7:50 – 8:00 Announcements Community Stage: 1:00 – 1:20 Opening Reading: Vancouver Poet Laureate George McWhirter 1:20 – 2:00 Panel Discussion: Turning the Ordinary into the Extraordinary; Mediator: Poet Jen Currin, Panelists: Marni Norwich, Joelene Heathcote and Jordan Scott 2:00 – 2:20 Poetry Readings: Joelene Heathcote, Jordan Scott 2:20 – 2:40 Open Mic: sign up on site 2:40 – 2:50 Announcements 2:50– 3:10 ♫♫ Music & Spoken Word: Speak and Sing: Trevor Spilchen 3:10 – 3:50 Panel Discussion: Most poetry nowadays is just prose broken into shorter lines, has all the rhythm and rhetoric gone to rap? Mediator: Vancouver Poet Laureate George McWhirter. Panelists: Elizabeth Bachinsky, Jabez Churchill, Heidi Greco, Zoe Landale 3:50 – 4:10 Poetry Readings: Heidi Greco, Zoe Landale 4:10 – 4:30 Open Mic: sign up on site 4:30 – 4:40 Announcements 4:40 – 5:20 Panel Discussion: The Future of Canadian Publishing mediator: Fernanda Viveiros, Executive Director of the Federation of BC Writers. Panelists: Fiona Lehn, Brian Kaufman, Anthony Dalton, Marni Norwich
5:20 – 5:30 Poetry Readings: Anthony Dalton 5:30 – 5:50 Open Mic: sign up on site 5:50 – 6:00 Announcements Children’s Stage: 1:00 – 1:15 Announcements 1:15 – 1:45 Puppets on Parade: Mary Duffy, The Vancouver Public Library 1:45 – 2:15 Tradewind Books: Tiffany Stone & Christina Leist 2:15 – 2:45 ♫♫ Music: David Campbell 2:45 – 3:15 Author: K.C. Dyer 3:15 – 3:45 Author: James McCann 3:45 – 4:00 Announcements 4:00 – 4:30 Puppets on Parade: Mary Duffy, The Vancouver Public Library 4:30 – 5:00 ♫♫ Music: Robert Stelmach – a.k.a. Max Tell accompanied by Chris Kelly 5:00 – 5:30 Performers: Tickle Trunk (Kari Winters & Lori Sherritt) 5:30 – 6:00 Readings: Vancouver Public Library Book Camp Readers 6:00 – 6:30 World Poetry Young Writers Open Mic: sign up Additional Activities… Info Tables: Find out what’s happening in the literary arts community. Meet the people that make it all happen. Brochures and displays will be available from a variety of groups including Cwill, The Federation of BC Writers, Pandora’s Collective, Vancouver Poetry House, The Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver Storytellers. Workshops: (Pre-register with workshop instructors!- Space is limited) BASIC CHAPBOOK


Facilitated by poet, performer, and long-time graphic designer, S.R. Duncan Contact: sr******@sh**.ca Time: 12:30 -2:00pm Cost: $25.00 Be your own publisher. Join the ranks of literary giants like Hunter S. Thompson, and Ray Bradbury and learn how to create a chapbook (your very own professional-looking published booklet) step-by-step, from editing through basic graphic design, right through to distribution. We go on to look at the benefits and pitfalls of self-publishing, offer various modern and rare examples of this ancient type of publication, give you tips for marketing and publicizing your book on a shoestring budget! A basic knowledge of computers and word processing programs like Microsoft Word is required. Reference material provided.


Facilitated by Ariadne Sawyer, Co-founder of The World Poetry Reading Series and Radio Show.

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Time: 2:00 – 3:30pm Cost: $25.00

This 1 ½ hour workshop will provide: Techniques for creating a Dream Poetry/Writing Journal. Focused creative dreaming techniques for poetry, music, art and writings. Using focused dreaming to create. Using day dreaming as a bridge to the unconscious. Day dreaming poetic/writing exercise. Bring paper, pens and your imagination! Ariadne Sawyer, MA, C.P. has spent 12 years studying the brain and human behaviour. She specializes in creativity and has worked as a consultant to musicians, writers, painters, poets, dancers and even photographers. She is the host and producer of the popular short radio program Creativity Rocks on the World Poetry Café, CFRO. 102.7 FM which is heard around the world by internet and satellite. Currently, she is facilitating a Creative dreaming Research Project.Her latest book is: The Best of Creativity Rocks! Answers to Your Creative Questions by World Poetry Publishing.


Facilitated by Ruth Kozak, member of The BC Association of Travel Writers Contact: ru******@sh**.ca Time: 3:30 – 5:00 Cost: $25.00 Ruth Kozak is a travel journalist and member of the B.C. Association of Travel Writers. She teaches travel writing for the VSB Continuing Education. PANDORA’S COLLECTIVE FACE PAINTING & ARTS & CRAFTS (For Young Writers) Express your inner self! Free face painting and crafts. WORLD POETRY “POETRY TREE” WRITING TABLE (For Young Writers) The World Poetry Readings Series invites you to write a poem and add it to the “Poetry Tree”. Then, if you like, you can read it during the World Poetry – “Poetry Tree” Readings. Volunteers will be at the table for support and suggestions. Children can write a poem, decorate it and hang it up to create a poetry forest. Twice during the day, they will have the opportunity to read their work or have a friend or family member read it for them. Cost: FREE KIDS WRITE NOW!
(For Young Writers)

Facilitated by Frontier College, a national, non-profit literacy organization.
Kids can come and enjoy an amazing voyage of discovery through words and language, writing and imagination! Various activities will be held throughout the day for kids between the ages of 8 and 12. Activities include guided imagery where kids are taken on an imaginary journey and complete the ending themselves through writing, creating a group story, fun and energizing word games, and other activities designed to inspire, motivate and excite kids and their creative abilities! Contact: ja****@sf*.ca. Cost: FREE
Festival Sponsors: (The sponsors list will be updated shortly. Thanks to all our sponsors for their support.) Financial Donations: Burnaby Writers Society $75 Industrial Pacific Alliance $500 Irene Livingston $50 James McCann $100 Joyce Statton $125 Gifts in Kind: Performers Gifts: Army and Navy (saddle bags) BC Poetry (gift bags & CDs) Capilano Review (magazines) Event Magazine (50 complimentary issues) Kempton Dexter (3 CDs) Geist (magazines) James McCann (books) Ben Nuttal-Smith (4 chapbooks) Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine (magazines) Room (books) Stepping Stone Cafe (gift certificates) subTerrain Telling Tales (books) Three Day Novel Contest (books) Vancouver Review (magazines) Site Equipment: Industrial Pacific Alliance (tents) Tendu (tent) Vancity (tent) Supplies and Misc: BC Poetry (balloons) Industrial Pacific Alliance (printing) Nesters Market (complimentary water bottles for performers) Volunteers: Alex Augustyn, Phyllis Bassett, Gwen Barkauskas, Mary Duffy, Ruth Kozak, Rhonda Milne, Trevor Spilchen, Lorraine Strand Location: Lumberman’s Arch, in beautiful Stanley Park Concession stands, public washrooms, the children’s water park and the sea wall are all just steps away! Parking lots close to Lumberman’s Arch
The following Information was referenced from the Vancouver Aquarium’s web site. Parking Lots Pay parking is in effect in parking lots and on roadways throughout Stanley Park. Pay parking is operated by Central Parking Systems: Info line: 604-684-8922, Office: 604-684-6634 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm). Address: 1440 West Pender Street Parking rates: April-September – $2/hr or $7/day. Rates in effect 6 am to 9 pm daily. Meters accept coins, Visa and Mastercard. Public Transportation Translink Bus and Skytrain Routes. For your convenience the most common routes are listed below: 1. Take the #19 Bus to Stanley Park, it runs along W. Pender. 2. Take the #135, running along West Hastings, to Burrard Street and connect to the #19 bus on W. Pender & Georgia. 3. Take the Skytrain to Burrard Station and connect to the #19 bus on W. Pender & Georgia. A one-zone ticket is $2.25 (subject to change). Check the Translink website for other rates, planning your route, and general service information.

Other Transportation Options

Express Bus to Stanley Park (Operating Daily March 15th – October 31st) This convenient service operates between downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. All passengers boarding the bus will be charged $3.00. It’s free of charge to all Horse-Drawn Tour

and Vancouver Aquarium customers. View the Express Bus Schedule.

Stanley Park Shuttle

A fun and free shuttle bus service stopping at 14 of Stanley Park’s most popular locations: From June 20 to September 23, 2007. From 10am to 6:30pm every 15 minutes.

Double Decker Tours

For a bird’s eye view of Vancouver’s city streets and Stanley Park take a Double Decker Tour. Between April 21 to October 5, the bus boards every 40 minutes from most major tourist attractions and hotels. For rates and schedules visit

The Vancouver Trolley Company

Arrive in classic style aboard a trolley. From March 15th – October 31st every 30 minutes. Every 60 minutes for the remainder of the year. Experience 15 stops around Vancouver, including stops at some of the major downtown hotels. No reservations are required. For rates and more schedules visit For more information regarding Stanley Park, please visit the Vancouver Park Board Stanley Park website. Bonnie Nish Executive Director Pandora’s Collective

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