Good Morning, Hope you are enjoying the rest of your weekend which means fall is coming my favourite time of year. I am planning on going next Saturday night to see One More for the Road at the Fringe Festival. (See below for details,) My good friend Kempton Dexter (some of you know him as Hi Rise Dex and saw him perform at the Summer Dream Festival) is performing in this great show. Anyone want to join me? Let me know so we can get tickets or meet up. See below for other show times. And Billeh Nickerson will be the feature at the slam tonight. I would expect an overflow into the streets. Be there early. Jen Currin's siblings will be in town on the 20th to premier their film This Room is the Sea. I am planning on being there. Hope you can too. Other than that there isn't much else to say except I hope it is sunny for this last day of summer and hey if it isn't, Easter is just around the corner and you can always pretend it is spring. Bonnie
One More for the Road
Company: Road Show Company
Written by George Ryga and performed by Jacques Lalonde, "One More For The Road" is a richly textured and poignant commentary on life, carried along with song and banjo. This is Jacques 22nd annual Fringe, in a show which Ryga himself described as "a gift to the long, long line of musicians, raconteurs and folk custodians of memory." "And that", says Director John Taylor, "makes it pretty much a perfect fit for Jacques. Musical Direction by Kempton Dexter
THE VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
CAFÉ DEUX SOLEILS: 2096 COMMERCIAL DRIVE
EVERY MONDAY OF THE MONTH
THE NEXT POETRY SLAM
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST
Billeh Nickerson was born on Valentine's Day, 1972, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Billeh Nickerson is the author of the award-nominated The Asthmatic Glassblower, and Let Me Kiss it Better: Elixirs for the Not So Straight and Narrow. He is also co-editor, along with John Barton, of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay Male Poet (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007), the first collection of its kind in Canada. A founding member of the performance troupe "Haiku Night in Canada," he is a past editor of both PRISM International and Event Magazine. He lives in Vancouver, where he works as an event programmer at the Vancouver International Writers Festival and teaches creative writing at Kwantlen University College. He is the 2nd Vice-Chair of The Writers' Union of Canada the 2008 Writer in Residence at Queen's University.
THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE SLAM
FOR THE INDIVIDUAL WORLD POETRY SLAM PLAYOFFS ON SEPT 15TH
IT'S THE FIRST SLAM OF THE 2008-2009 REGULAR SEASON
THE FIRST QUALIFYING SLAM FOR THE WOMEN OF THE WORLD PLAYOFFS
THERE'S SO MUCH GOING ON IT'S CRAZZZZZZY!
DOORS AND POET SIGN UP AT 8PM
SLAM STARTS AT 9 O'CLOCK
STILL ONLY $5
WANDA NOWICKI QUARTET
@ The Heritage Grill 447 Columbia ,in New West.
8pm to 11pm NO COVER SEPTEMBER 5 th that's THIS FRIDAY!! If you haven't come to see us at The Grill , you might want to check it out. It's a great spot for everything--food, atmosphere, music, art . Maybe we'll see you.........
World Poetry Call for Peace Poems in celebration of World Peace Day!
World Poetry would like submissions for a Peace Poem Project. For a display at the Backroom Theatre Club, Heritage Grill in New Westminster, BC.
Please send 2 short poems in English or one poem in English and another language.
Font: New Romans, size 12.
Please put your name, city, country plus © sign at the bottom.
This is a one time copyright only.
Deadline: September 12, 2008.
The Backroom Theatre Club, World Poetry New Westminster and other groups are joining together to celebrate the UN World Peace Day, on September 25, with a special Performing Arts and Peace presentation.
The Performing Arts and Peace
Date & Time: Thursday, September 25th at 7:30pm
Entrance: By donation
Place: The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia, Street, New Westminster.
Background: In September 2001 the Member States of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first-ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence—Peace Day, 21 September. (www.peaceoneday.org) However, we will be celebrating on the 25th of September.
Please send your poems to: Ariadne at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kari-Lynn invited you to "A World of Stories Launch Party - Vancouver" on Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30pm.
Event: A World of Stories Launch Party - Vancouver
"The most WOS authors & illustrators you'll find in one place!"
Host: A World of Stories
Start Time: Tuesday, September 9 at 6:30pm
End Time: Tuesday, September 9 at 8:30pm
Where: Caulfeild Elementary School
A NIGHT OF FILM AND POETRY
The Sounds of Earth by JENNICA HARPER
Wolf Lake by MICHAEL V SMITH
This Room Is the Sea by DAN CURRIN, VIRGINIA CURRIN, and EMILY FRANZ
With short poetry readings by ELIZABETH BACHINSKY, KATE EICHHORN, and JENNICA HARPER
It's at Rhizome on September 20 at 7:00 p.m.
317 E Broadway, East Vancouver .
Suggested donation: $5. All money will go to the artists and to Rhizome.