It is 11 pm and my computer is screwing up totally so instead of putting these in order I am putting them out there as I received them. At the end of this email you will find some pictures from the Festival thanks to Stephan, Ruth and KC. And Margo from the Grind Writers sent us a link to Patricia's Blog of Poems. She is 95 Enjoy and goodnight. Bonnie
THE VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM AND VANCOUVER POETRY HOUSE
ARE PROUD TO PRESENT
SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH
CAFÉ DEUX SOLEILS: 2096 COMMERCIAL DRIVE
FROM THE U.K.
Inflatable Buddha are performance poet Steve Larkin
Multi-Instrumentalist, "Purple" Dave Hart
Blues Harmonica hurdy-gurdy player Mauro Sanin
And vocalist and bassist, Su Jordan
They are touring Canada as part of the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit in 2008 including Edmonton, Winnipeg and Saskatoon.
They have one day in between fesivals and they want to spend it in Vancouver, August 9th at Café Deux Soleils.
"With a repertoire of original co-written material on themes as diverse as il/liberal landlords; original sin; giant man-eating insects; the end of the world; white blood cells; the media's control of the female image; and (of course!) the lessons to be learned in love, INFLATABLE BUDDHA put a strong environmental and political message across with a punch and a hefty dose of humour. We seem to defy easy categorisation, but have been variously described as 'an acid-crazed hippie's wet dream', 'art-punk-folk-poets' and 'the biggest laugh of the weekend' at Oxford Folk Festival (read more comments here) - though there's really nothing for it but to see us live and make your own mind up! Our aim is to satisfy: if you've not seen something enjoyable, memorable and - and above all - FUN at one of our gigs, then we've failed. Our gig archive here seems to suggest that we get away with it most of the time."
THE MINIMALIST JUG BAND
POET/SONGWRITER/2007-3 DAY NOVEL WRITING CONTEST WINNER: BRENDAN McLEOD
PLUS EMCEE RC WESLOWSKI
Come spend a Saturday night in East Van getting down to some fun and funky rhythms and sounds.
Doors at 8pm. Show starts at 9 o'clock
For more info or if you'd like to volunteer and get in free contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604 215 9230
Vancouver's finest Open Mic
Sunday, August 17th
At the Montmartre cafe`
4362 Main street, Vancouver, B.C.
One of Vancouver's top Slam Poets
And a founding member of the Musical/Poetry band
Be prepared for an evening of fast paced
and thoughtful entertainment!!
Another heaping helping of great Open Mic!
Music, Comedy, Poetry
You never know what you might get at Thundering Word!
Good Food, Good Drinks, Great Entertainment at "Th' Mont"
Signup is at 8:30--Show at 9pm
And on another note, Google Youtube and type in:
> Glen Valley Hot Rods BBQ <
It's the annual "Social Hilite" for Bill & Diana... Last year we brought
the Foxie Girls out. This year we took Nora Smithhisler and Steve
Plus, Eric campbell and his parents.
Eric played with some true heavy hitters in the band. They loved him!!
Needless to say, a great time was had by all!
Who knows who we'll invite next year?
T-Paul Lives !!!
World Poetry Reading Series
August 25, 7:30 pm
Vancouver Public Library, Alma Van Dusen Room
350 West Georgia St.
Your hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea present
A short film "Locked Out" Tovah Paglaro
(Women in Film)
2nd Annual Fearless Festival – August 24, 2008
BE FEARLESS! The Fearless Festival is an annual event celebrating the extraordinary people, music and art of the Downtown Eastside. Centered in Pigeon Park (at East Hastings and Carrall streets) with smaller stages in the Interurban Gallery and the Blackwater Cafe, Fearless exists to help redefine an often-avoided and misunderstood neighbourhood. Building on the success of last year, Fearless is sure to be a wonderful day for everyone!
Fearless headliners are local rising stars Pawnshop Diamond, who have shared the stage with Michael Franti, Spearhead and Sarah Harmer. Community activism is a passion and through The Black Crow Project, they work actively with the Portland Society to promote awareness and solutions for homelessness (myspace.com/blackcrowproject). Described as refreshingly free and folky-jazzy, Pawnshop Diamond is known for a sincere sound linking them to cited influences Paul Simon and Bob Dylan (www.myspace.com/pawnshopdiamond).
BE FEARLESS WITH DONATIONS! Fearless is in its grassroots stage and would gladly and gratefully benefit from seeding and watering from community-building leaders. Join our much appreciated partners listed below and help bring positive attention and growth to one of Vancouver's most historic neighbourhoods. Contributions are tax-deductible. Fearless can also provide logo placements and mentions on Fearless marketing and media materials. Contact us at email@example.com or 604-788-8340 for more info.
BE FEARLESS WITH VOLUNTEERING! Donations of your time and interest are extremely valuable to Fearless. We invite you to visit our site at www.fearlessfest.blogspot.com for an on-line contact form. Help out in a variety of meaningful ways and enjoy yourself too!
The Fearless Festival is brought to you by the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, a registered non-profit of 60 years' standing, through an initiative of the DTES Community Arts Network. It is sponsored, in part, by the BC Arts Council, the City of Vancouver and the Hamber Foundation. Community sponsors include the Blackwater Café, Centre A, the Carnegie Centre, Portland Society, City Opera of Vancouver, and the InterUrban Gallery.
Watch last year's Fearless Fest on Fearless TV (Channel 4) on Sunday Aug. 10 @ 10 pm, Tuesday Aug.12 @ 12-1am (Monday midnight) and again Saturday, Aug. 3-4 am & 2-3pm.
Poets with Trees Reading
Sunday August 24, 2008, Noon - 4pm
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Theater,
45 Shelley Drive
John McLaren Park, San Francisco
Featuring Bay Area poet laureates
Albert Flynn DeSilver of Marin
Penelope La Montagne of Healdsburg
Martha Meltzer of Pleasanton
Connie Post of Livermore
Open mike for all. Bring poems of your own
or by your favorite poets, and some food to share.
Donation for the use of the park will be accepted
on the day of the reading
for more information: http://www.clarahsu.com/hotel.html
or call Clara Hsu: 415-244-1317
Organized by the Poetry Hotel
with the support of the San Francisco poetry reading hosts,
and the San Francisco Park and Recreation Department.
301 Gambier Street
San Francisco, CA 94134-1341
Shannon invited you to "Shannon's set at Under the Volcano Festival" on Sunday, August 10 at 2:00pm.
Shannon says, "Hey guys! The festival sounds awsome: three stages.
My set is at 2pm on the Malcolm Lowry Stage and will be in keeping with the theme of social activism and change. The whole day sounds fun! Teagan & Sarah and Head Water is a special treat.".
Event: Shannon's set at Under the Volcano Festival
"Headwater, Teagan & Sarah and **Me**..."
Host: Shannon Rayne
Start Time: Sunday, August 10 at 2:00pm
End Time: Sunday, August 10 at 2:20pm
Where: Under the Volcano Festival
Check out the latest and greatest at Flexible Theatre.
Patricia is a 95 year old poet, originally from England , who has
lived in Vancouver since 1942.
Orphaned when her father died from respiratory complications
after he gave his gas mask to someone in WW1, she was
raised in a series of either orphanages or relatives' homes.
She went to teacher's college, then headed out to a job in
Bermuda in 1935, met the man who would become her only
husband, married him in 1938 and went to live in Peru .
Mid-WW2 British expats there were sent to Canada , and she
voyaged up the Pacific Coast in 1942 in a convoy of ships under
blackout. She had three children and eventually had to leave
her husband their father. And here she has been ever since.
At 95, Patricia rarely leaves the house nowadays. But her daughter
has put some of her poems up in a blog called Patricia's Poems --
so if you have a moment to go and read some, and leave some
comments, her daughter will print them out (Patricia doesn't
have internet or a computer).
She would very much enjoy getting some comments and
feedback on her poetry.
Patricia's Poems Blog:
There are quite a few up there. To get to the rest of them after
the first page, you have to press "Older Posts" at the bottom.
I just thought I'd let you know the latest news of how 'Stay Black & Die' is doing ( hopefully Shelley Whitehead (my Web designer) will have time to update my website this week.
News and Events
Dr. Suzanne James : Department of English at University of British Columbia said: 'I am really excited by your work, and have put 'Stay Black & Die' on the reading list for my second year Canadian lit course this fall.' also English Professor: Simon McAslan, of Vanier College in Montreal is putting the book on his (winter) English Curriculum.
In the New & Events section of the website www.addenasumterfreitag.com I already announced the news that Rita Wong, Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver, BC, Canada (ECIAD) has currently added my book 'Stay Black and Die' to her English Composition class reading list, and she and Glen Lowry invited me to do a reading for their
On Edge Reading Series.
I am totally excited that the book is being included in curriculums across the country. If you know any teachers or professors in
drama schools, high schools, colleges, universities (English depts., Canadian studies, Women's Studies, Prairie Writers etc.) please
let them know about the book or turn them on to my website or Commodore Books site. (see links on my site)
If you haven't ordered a book online yet where you can use Pay Pal (and through Pay Pal use your Visa, Mastercard, etc. and wish to pay by cheque please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send me your address and we will ship one out right away.
Last thing, don't forget to tell your friends, book reviewers, anyone you think may help get the book get circulated.
Thanks a million for your support.
Hope you're having a good summer,
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