Take a look at what is going on at the festival. If you want to volunteer there is still time just let me know. Bonnie
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.
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 (Christy Hill)
12:45 – 1:00 Story Telling: Telling Tales (Allice Bernards, Lisa Shatzky, Bernice Lever)
1:00 – 1:15 Performance Poetry: Main Street Slam (tba)
1:15 – 1:30 Multicultural Readings: World Poetry Reading Series (Alejandro Mujica-Olea, Ariadne Sawyer, Sumter Freitag)
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 (Kersti Cull, James Lewis)
2:30 – 2:45 Poetry Readings: Word Whips Writing Series (Bonnie Nish, Sita Carboni, Joyce Statton)
2:45 – 3:00 Featured Reader: Poet, Jen Currin
3:00 – 3:15 Performance Poetry: Wax Poetics (Irene Livingston)
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 (Bill McNamara, Eva Waldauf)
4:15 – 4:30 Featured Reader: Californian Poet, Jabez Churchill
4:30 – 4:45 Poetry Readings: North Shore Writers (Wayne Smith)
4:45 – 5:00 Story Telling: Vancouver Storytellers (Mary Gavin)
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 (Shelley Haggard)
6:00 – 6:15 Performance Poetry: Vancouver Poetry Slam (Emily Snee, Shannon Rayne)
6:15 – 6:30 Author Readings: Canadian Authors Association (Ben Nuttall-Smith, Gordon Mumford, Bernice Lever)
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 (Lucia Gorea, Godwin H. Barton, Ibrahin Honjo, Kyle Christensson)
7:15 – 7:35 Story Slam Competition (Audience Judges): (Host - Ivan Penaluna, Competitors - Sue Cormier, Ross Bragg)
7:35 – 7:50 Poetry Readings: High Altitude (tba)
7:50 – 8:00 Announcements
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: Joelene Heathcote, Jordan Scott, Marni Norwich
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 and guests
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
5:20 – 5:40 Poetry Readings: Marni Norwich, Anthony Dalton
5:40 – 6:00 Open Mic: sign up on site
Tickle Trunk Players
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: Max Tell accompanied by Chris Kelly
5:00 – 5:30 Performers: Tickle Trunk Players (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
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 the following...
Canadian Authors Association
Federation of BC Writers
MSA Poets Potpurri Society
Poetry Around the World
Vancouver Poetry House
Vancouver Public Library
World Poetry Reading Series
(Pre-register with workshop instructors!- Space is limited)
DESIGN & MARKETING
Facilitated by poet, performer, and long-time graphic designer, S.R. Duncan
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.
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.
WRITING IN THE PARK
Facilitated by Ruth Kozak, member of The BC Association of Travel Writers
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.
FACE PAINTING & ARTS & CRAFTS
(For Young Writers)
Express your inner self! Free face painting and crafts.
"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 for children between the ages of 8 and 12 at 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm . Activities will 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: email@example.com. Cost: FREE
(The sponsors list will be updated shortly. Thanks to all our sponsors for their support.)
2008 Celebrations Grant c/o The City of Vancouver
and The Office of Cultural Affairs - $4000
Irene Livingston $50
James McCann $100
Joyce Statton $125
Gifts in Kind:
Army and Navy (saddle bags)
BC Poetry (gift bags & CDs)
Capilano Review (magazines)
Event Magazine (50 complimentary issues)
Kempton Dexter (3 CDs)
James McCann (books)
Ben Nuttal-Smith (4 chapbooks)
Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine (magazines)
Stepping Stone Cafe (gift certificates)
Telling Tales (books)
Three Day Novel Contest (books)
Vancouver Review (magazines)
Industrial Pacific Alliance (tents)
Supplies and Misc:
BC Poetry (balloons)
Nesters Market (complimentary water bottles for performers)
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.
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
April-September - $2/hr or $7/day.
Rates in effect 6 am to 9 pm daily.
Meters accept coins, Visa and Mastercard.
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 www.grayline.ca/vancouver/
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 www.vancouvertrolley.com
For more information regarding Stanley Park, please visit the Vancouver Park Board Stanley Park website.