Pandora’s News

Hi All Thought I would get this out before I leave for a very long day so nothing is listed in order. Hope you can make sense of it. Oh and if you are coming to the party December 13th please don’t worry about gifts. Just come. Would love to see you, would love to meet you. Bonnie Pandora’s Events Press Release The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery and the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival of the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver together with Pandora’s Collective and the Vancouver Artists Collective invite you to attend:

An evening of visual art, writing and readings
When: Thurs Nov 13 2008 • 7 – 9 pm Where: Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, located in the JCC, 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver (btwn Oak & Cambie)
Artists in attendance • Free Admission • Everyone is welcome
The walls of the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery form an inspirational backdrop for the echoing voices of talented local and national poets and spoken word artists. In the visual art exhibit, Echoes, Sorour Abdollahi, Devora and Sidi Schaffer, three artists from different backgrounds, religions and cultures explore the diversity of their worlds and discover commonalities that echo in their art. Using the evocative art as their canvass, poets from Pandora’s Collective, Vancouver Arts Collective and the Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival will paint their own works of art using words, rhymes and rhythm.
Toronto poet ADAM SOL, kicks off the evening with a reading from his politically charged, long poem, Jeremiah, Ohio. This creative tale, both poignant and at times hilarious, pairs the Biblical prophet Jeremiah with the everyman companion, Bruce, on a road trip through the strip malls and back roads of the United States. Sol is the award-winning author of Jonah’s Promise, winner of the Mid-List Press’s First Series Award for Poetry, and Crowd of Sounds, winner of the Trillium Award for Poetry. Other spoken word artists and poets presenting include: Maureen Egan, Daniela Elza, Ryan Fletcher, Christy Hill, Marni Norwich, Shannon Pidlubny, and Robin Susanto.
Members of the audience are welcome to join in with their own inspired creations.
Books and CD’s from all participating artists will be on sale.
For photos, further information or to set up interviews contact Reisa Smiley Schneider (604) 638 7277 re***@jc***.ca; Bonnie Nish bl*************@ya***.ca; or Sarah Martin 604-764-2379 in**@va***************.com. Websites:, or Press Release Friday Nov 14, 2008
Join musician, artists and poets for an evening of creativity and inspiration.
ART GALLERY! (with Silent Auction) An interactive gallery walk to provoke reaction and discussion. Post-it notes and pencils will be passed out for people to leave comments/interpretations on, and then to place on a “comments board” near the art.
D.I.Y. MARKET! (including Organic Snack Bar) A unique shopping experience with local artists and vendors.
POETRY READINGS! Featuring Pandora’s Collective members, Bonnie Nish, Sita Carboni and Mary Duffy and Vancouver poet James Mullin.
ROCK CONCERT! Kick in the Eye plays “wall-of-sound” rock and roll (w/guests).
Doors Open at 8pm
Location: Victora Drive Community Hall 2026 E 43rd Ave Tickets Only $5
Contact: Marian Hutchins at ot************@gm***.com Other Events of Interest Hello, all lovers of good solid Blues and rock music!! Saturday, Nov. 8th at the Montmartre Cafe` ————-Eric Campbell—————- is doing another great solo show!! This guy is terrific! He brings down the house every time he Shows up at Thundering Word. Note: this is NOT a Thundering Word event. It’s all solid ERIC!! He’s had a few solo shows at th’ Mont and always packs the place! You really need to see this young man in action. Everyone who sees him sez he’s “going places”. That’s so true. So now’s the time to catch him live… Before you wind up paying $85.oo per ticket at B.C. Place ( in a few years ) That wouldn’t be a surprise… —The date is: Saturday, November 8th….. —The time is 8pm— —The place is the Montmartre Cafe`, 4362 Main street at 28th ave. See you all there. Thundering Word _____________________________________________ Hello writers, Perhaps you might be interested in the short course I am teaching at the end of this month, or, in the 5-month manuscript intensive I offer beginning in January (see details in attachment above). Feel free to forward this to other writers you know who may also be interested. My best, Betsy Form and Focus in Creative Non-Fiction
2 Saturdays, November 29 and December 6, 10 am-3 pm, Vancouver
Instructor: Betsy Warland
Fee $325 / WRIT 650
Course description:
An appealing aspect of writing literary non-fiction is the flexibility of the genre. However, this very flexibility can make it difficult to determine the form and focus for a piece. This course will look at narratives by authors such as Kincaid, Dewdney, Didion, Hampl, Moir, Cixous and Abrams. You will examine these samples and generate your own work.
Instructor biography: Betsy Warland has authored 10 books of non-fiction and poetry. Her most recent book of poetry, Only This Blue, is comprised of a long poem and essay on poetry. Bloodroot – Tracing the Untelling of Motherloss, is her most recent book of non-fiction. She has been teaching creative writing across Canada for over 20 years, and has been a manuscript consultant for over a decade. Her current manuscript is a collection of 22 essays on the writing process. She is the director of The Writer’s Studio at SFU. TO REGISTER CONTACT: Writing & Publishing Program at Harbour Centre (where course will be held) at ————————————————————– 4 Queer Poets a Book Launch+ Celebration Please join us for the Canadian launch of U.S. author Carol Guess‘s poetry collection Tinderbox Lawn. For those of you who missed the CUE launch, Christine Leclerc will be reading from her recently launched Counterfeit. Poets Betsy Warland and Jen Currin will also read. We’ll be reading at the lovely Rhizome, located at 317 E. Broadway, near Scotia Thursday, November 20. 7 p.m. There will be books for sale. Come eat, drink, and enjoy some fine poems. ______________________________________________ VALLUM 7:1 – LUCK


Taking chances can leave us victorious or doomed. How much
of life is happenstance, akin to spinning a wheel or rolling a die?
Even when every detail is calculated and the future is anticipated,
serendipity governs the unfortunate and prosperous alike. Is it kismet
or the toss of a coin? For even Stevens or those cursed by Murphy’s
Law, this issue investigates that elusive, but ever prevalent, part
of life – luck.

Deadline: March 1 2009 for poetry. April 30 2009 for
essays, reviews, art and interviews.

Publication date: Summer 2009

Send us your best poems for the theme issue LUCK. Maximum
six poems
per submission, please no simultaneous submissions.
Include SASE or email for response.

For full submission guidelines please see
Email inquiries (no submissions) to in**@va*******.com" target="_blank">in**@va*******.com or
by mail to
Vallum, PO Box 326, Westmount Stn, Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 2T5. ________________________________________________ You are invited to: Blue Moon Reading Series Featured Poet: Eva Waldauf Thursday Nov. 13, 6:30 PM At: Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford _________________________________________ World Poetry Lifetime Celebration of Tagore,
first Asian Nobel Prize Winner, November 24,
7 PM at the Vancouver Public Library, Alice MacKaye Room.350 West Georgia,
Guest hosts:
Bong Ja Ahn
Ashok Bhargava.
Tagore’s poetry in English and other languages
Music and dance from India and Korea.
Consuls from Korea and India.
All are welcome.
Info: 604-526-4729 ______________________________________________ Dear Friends,

I am very happy to inform you that my book, “ESL Games and Classroom Activities” published with Llumina Press in the U.S.A., has become a *Best Seller.*

Please see the attached page from a distributor’s/publisher’s catalogue.

All good wishes,


Lucia Gorea
Poet/Writer ________________________________________________ Dear Friends, POETRY PLANET HAS 1ST BIRTHDAY You are invited to “POETRY PLANET” reading on November 17/2008 at 7:00 PM at Public Library Port Moody. FEATURED POETS: Ariadne Sawyer Jacqueline Maire Alejandro Mujica – Olea Lucia Gorea and Adena Sunter – Freitag’s Please, bring your poems and invite your friends too. Thank you, Ibrahim Honjo, founder and host Bonnie Nish Executive Director Pandora’s Collective

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