Hey all. Well it is a rainy day. Makes me think of the Summer Dream Literary Festival and I am hoping this year it will be hot again instead of wet. Whatever it is the planning stages will begin soon. Thanks to everyone who have been sending in your poems for the Poets and Artists. It has been a great response. Between our group and World Poetry there is going to be an awesome number of poems for the artists to work with. If you let Sita know that you wanted to do this project be sure to get your poem to her in the next few days. Also just a reminder that Word Whips is back at Our Town. Hope to see you Wednesday. Stay happy if you can't stay dry. Bonnie
Other Events of Interest
Thundering Word returns to the Montmartre Cafe, Sunday, Jan.20th
Featuring the one and only Brenda Brink.
What a terrific way to begin '08!!
Also, Open Mic, Poetry, Comedy and more!
Signup is at 7:30---- Show at 8pm sharp.
Hosted by Wanda-Sue Nowicki and Bill Mc.
Visit > www.myspace.com/thunderingword <
and hear Wanda sing.....
- The World Poetry Enviro-Poetry Project.
The World Poetry Reading Series is celebrating their 7th anniversary at the Vancouver Public Library (our gracious hosts and partners) with a month long display of environmental poems in the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC in the literature section from February 1-29th. The poems on display are from Vancouver, across Canada and around the world. They include poems by the Poet Laureate of Vancouver, George McWhirter, Linda Rogers and World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2008, Bernice Lever among others. Most of the poems are in English but there are a number of bi-lingual poems, bringing a multi-cultural component to the display.
There will be a Create an Enviro-poem table staffed by 17 World Poetry Volunteers who are all poets and writers. The poems that are written by the public will be featured at the 7th World Poetry Gala, February 29th, 7:00 pm, at the Alice McKaye Room at the Vancouver Public Library.
An Enviro-suggestion box will also be at the table so that the library patrons can put in suggestions on how to help the environment.
Selected tips will be read on The World Poetry Café Radio Show every Tuesday on CFRO, 102.7 FM.
Past WP Project in 2007.
According to the Vancouver Public Library, 700 library patrons viewed The
World Poetry Peace Project display and 125 poems were selected for display on the night of the Gala on February 23, 2007 by the public. Seventeen World Poetry poets and writers volunteered at the "Create a Peace Poem" table next to the display during the month of February 2007.
2. World Poetry Reading Series Annual Gala Fundraiser!
Join us for this wonderful dinner, dance and entertainment night
February 16, 2008, 6:30 pm to 12:00 am
1110 Howe Street,
Amazing Buffet dinner
Solo classical dance
Music by Pancho and Sal
Proceeds will go to pay for the Gala Awards and refreshments.
Discounted tickets pre-Jan. 15th: $30.00
January 15-February 16th: $35.00
3. World Poetry Reading Series 7th Anniversary Gala!
February 29, 2008 Vancouver Public Library, 360 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC, Canada, Alice MacKay Room.
Doors open at 6:30 pm for Tables and light refreshments.
Program starts at 7 Pm.
Enviro-Poetry Display from around the world and library patrons.
Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea.
World Poetry Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:
World Poetry Volunteer of the Year: Douglas Bacon.
World Poetry Award of Excellence to Poets around the World, Host Dr. Lucia Gorea.
First World Poetry Award for Unsung Heroes: Barbara Mumford
World Poetry Partnership Award: Vancouver Public Library.
World Poetry Café Award for Excellence to technician Medhi Lahti
Black History Month Tribute:
Addena Sumter Freitag
Presenters and poets!
Rene Hugo Sanchez, Peru
Tamdin Tseten, Tibet
Andy Vine, Enviro-song
Pancho and Sal, Argentina-Canada
Other Things to Keep You Going
A NEW WRITER'S WORKSHOP
One-on-one writing coaching; individual critiquing; instructions in constructing your stories/novels; editing tips; writing fiction, non-fiction, memoirs and poetry.
WHEN: starting FEB 5/08 to MARCH 25
$80 for 8 weeks or $50 for five weeks.
WHERE: Apt. 401- 2388 Triumph St.
Vancouver V5L 1L5
(Triumph at Nanaimo St. 3 blocks NORTH of Hastings St. or 1 blk South of Dundas. Take #16, 135 bus on Hastings. Or #4 or #7 bus along Powell/Dundas) or Skytrain to Nanaimo Stn. and #7 bus to Pandora St.)
Happy New Year, Happy writing, I hope to see you soon,