Thursday, 5 June 2008

Free SAD Education Event June 28 2008

Do you experience the winter blues? Are you considering using light therapy? Do you experience symptoms of ADHD? Would you like to learn more about self-management strategies for depression?

Join us for a free public seminar on
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and light therapy!

UBC Robson Square, Saturday June 28th 2008 4 – 6 pm


The 20th annual meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (www.sltbr.org) will be held at UBC Robson Square (www.robsonsquare.ubc.ca) on June 26-28th 2008.

This international meeting will feature cutting-edge information on circadian rhythms and psychiatric disorders including sessions on “Bodyclocks and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”, “Antidepressants, Light and Bodyclocks”, “Prevention of Seasonal Affective Disorder”, “Light Therapy: New and Future Applications”, and more!

As part of the conference, there will be a free public education event on Saturday June 27th at UBC Robson Square between 4 and 6 pm entitled: ‘Update on SAD and hot topics from the 2008 SLTBR meeting’. Audience members will have the chance to hear from international experts in SAD, light therapy and related disorders. Speakers will include:

• Dr. Namni Goel, University of Pennsylvania, providing ‘Highlights of the 2008 SLTBR meeting’
• Dr. Raymond Lam, University of British Columbia, providing an overview of ‘SAD and light therapy’
• Dr. Robert Levitan, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, President, SLTBR, talking on ‘Bodyclocks and ADHD’
• Dr. Erin Michalak, University of British Columbia, talking on ‘Self-management strategies for depression’

Prepare yourself for the winter of 2008-2009 and take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about SAD and related conditions from leading research experts. Various light therapy devices will be on display by corporate members of SLTBR.

No registration is required. Please contact Loretta Musselwhite at the Mood Disorders Centre in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC for further information: musselwh@exchange.ubc.ca

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and light therapy!

Do you experience the winter blues? Are you considering using light therapy? Do you experience symptoms of ADHD? Would you like to learn more about self-management strategies for depression?

Join us for a free public seminar on
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and light therapy!

UBC Robson Square, Saturday June 28th 2008 4 – 6 pm


The 20th annual meeting of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (www.sltbr.org) will be held at UBC Robson Square (www.robsonsquare.ubc.ca) on June 26-28th 2008.

This international meeting will feature cutting-edge information on circadian rhythms and psychiatric disorders including sessions on “Bodyclocks and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”, “Antidepressants, Light and Bodyclocks”, “Prevention of Seasonal Affective Disorder”, “Light Therapy: New and Future Applications”, and more!

As part of the conference, there will be a free public education event on Saturday June 27th at UBC Robson Square between 4 and 6 pm entitled: ‘Update on SAD and hot topics from the 2008 SLTBR meeting’. Audience members will have the chance to hear from international experts in SAD, light therapy and related disorders. Speakers will include:

• Dr. Namni Goel, University of Pennsylvania, providing ‘Highlights of the 2008 SLTBR meeting’
• Dr. Raymond Lam, University of British Columbia, providing an overview of ‘SAD and light therapy’
• Dr. Robert Levitan, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, President, SLTBR, talking on ‘Bodyclocks and ADHD’
• Dr. Erin Michalak, University of British Columbia, talking on ‘Self-management strategies for depression’

Prepare yourself for the winter of 2008-2009 and take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about SAD and related conditions from leading research experts. Various light therapy devices will be on display by corporate members of SLTBR.

No registration is required. Please contact Loretta Musselwhite at the Mood Disorders Centre in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC for further information: musselwh@exchange.ubc.ca

Help for Summer Dream Liteary Arts Festival

This year we are doing things somewhat differently at the festival. We have three stages. A main stage where the groups will be show cased along with music, dancers and a few featured readers including Evelyn Lau who will be doing the opening reading. The community stage will host the open mics, panel discussions and Speak and Sing. The children's stage will have a ton of entertainment and stuff going on. So how can you help?

Some of the groups involved don't have enough information to warrant having a table so we are going to have a community table where they can put their info for the public to pick up. Pandora's will have a table with info about all of our programming. Then each stage will have a check in table where all the readers and performers have to check in about 15 minutes before they go on. That way if someone for some reason doesn't show up (it has happened) we can shuffle. So we need people to be at these tables. We have tried to split the times up throughout the day so no one is stuck anywhere for too, too long. And of course we would like more than one person at the tables so if someone has to leave for any reason they are covered. And we need people to help set up and take down. So please sing up where you can!! Sita and I can't do this alone. We are counting on you. Bonnie

Set up:

Take down:

Pandora's Table:

Community Table:

Main Stage Check In Table:

11:45 – 2:00 (2hr 15min) – Rhonda Milne

2:00 – 3:45 (1hr 45min) – Christy Hill

3:45 – 5:30 (1hr 45min) – Trina Ferguson

5:30 – 7:00 (1hr 30min) -

Community Stage:

Check In Table:

12:45 – 2:30 (1hr 45min)

2:30 – 4:20 (1hr 50min)

4:20 – 6:00 (1hr 40min)

Children's Stage:

Check In Table:

12:45 – 2:30 (1hr 45min)

2:30 – 4:20 (1hr 50min)

4:20 – 6:00 (1hr 40min)

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.

Main Stage:

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

12:45 – 1:00 Story Telling: Telling Tales

1:00 – 1:15 Performance Poetry: Main Street Slam

1:15 – 1:30 Multicultural Readings: World Poetry Reading Series

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

2:30 – 2:45 Poetry Readings: Word Whips

2:45 – 3:00 Featured Reader: Californian Poet, Jabez Churchill

3:00 – 3:15 Performance Poetry: Wax Poetics

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

4:15 – 4:30 Featured Reader: Poet, Jen Currin

4:30 – 4:45 Poetry Readings: North Shore Writers

4:45 – 5:00 Story Telling: Vancouver Storytellers

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

6:00 – 6:15 Performance Poetry: Vancouver Poetry Slam

6:15 – 6:30 Author Readings: Canadian Authors Association

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

7:15 – 7:35 Story Slam Competition (Audience Judges): Host - Ivan Penaluna

7:35 – 7:50 Poetry Readings: High Altitude

7:50 – 8:00 Announcements

Community Stage:

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: Marni Norwich, Joelene Heathcote and Jordan Scott

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

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, Marni Norwich
5:20 – 5:30 Poetry Readings: Anthony Dalton

5:30 – 5:50 Open Mic: sign up on site

5:50 – 6:00 Announcements

Children's Stage:

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: Robert Stelmach - a.k.a. Max Tell accompanied by Chris Kelly

5:00 – 5:30 Performers: Tickle Trunk (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

Additional Activities…

Info Tables:

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 Cwill, The Federation of BC Writers, Pandora's Collective, Vancouver Poetry House, The Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver Storytellers.

Workshops:

(Pre-register with workshop instructors!- Space is limited)

BASIC CHAPBOOK

DESIGN & MARKETING

Facilitated by poet, performer, and long-time graphic designer, S.R. Duncan

Contact: srduncan@shaw.ca

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.

CREATIVE DREAMING

Facilitated by Ariadne Sawyer, Co-founder of The World Poetry Reading Series and Radio Show.

Contact: ariadnes@uniserve.com

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 CafĂ©, 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

Contact: ruthaki1@shaw.ca

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.

PANDORA'S COLLECTIVE

FACE PAINTING & ARTS & CRAFTS

(For Young Writers)

Express your inner self! Free face painting and crafts.

WORLD POETRY

"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 throughout the day for kids between the ages of 8 and 12. Activities 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: jaames@sfu.ca. Cost: FREE

Festival Sponsors:

(The sponsors list will be updated shortly. Thanks to all our sponsors for their support.)

Financial Donations:

Burnaby Writers Society $75

Industrial Pacific Alliance $500

Irene Livingston $50

James McCann $100

Joyce Statton $125

Gifts in Kind:

Performers Gifts:

Army and Navy (saddle bags)

BC Poetry (gift bags & CDs)

Capilano Review (magazines)

Event Magazine (50 complimentary issues)

Kempton Dexter (3 CDs)

Geist (magazines)

James McCann (books)

Ben Nuttal-Smith (4 chapbooks)

Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine (magazines)

Room (books)

Stepping Stone Cafe (gift certificates)

subTerrain

Telling Tales (books)

Three Day Novel Contest (books)

Vancouver Review (magazines)

Site Equipment:

Industrial Pacific Alliance (tents)

Tendu (tent)

Vancity (tent)

Supplies and Misc:

BC Poetry (balloons)

Industrial Pacific Alliance (printing)

Nesters Market (complimentary water bottles for performers)

Volunteers:

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.

Parking Lots

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

Parking rates:

April-September - $2/hr or $7/day.

Rates in effect 6 am to 9 pm daily.

Meters accept coins, Visa and Mastercard.

Public Transportation

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.

Bonnie Nish

Executive Director

Pandora's Collective

www.pandorascollective.com


Fwd: Federation Vox




Federation Vox

The Federation of BC Writers Electronic Bulletin
June 4, 2008



In this issue of our e-bulletin

Launched in WordWorks
Literary Writes
Federation Memoir Workshop
Trade Magazine Writers Symposium


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Launched in WordWorks
Members with new books published this spring/summer can email book covers,
catalogue copy and author bios for inclusion in the "Launched" section of
our member magazine, WordWorks. We have only five available spots left
in the Summer 2008 issue and the deadline to send in material (book covers,
catalogue copy, etc.) is June 12. For tech specs and to reserve a spot, contact
the office at
bcwriters@shaw.ca or 604-683-2057.



Federation of BC Writers Presents
20th Annual Literary Writes Competition
Judge: Pauline Holdstock

This Year's Category: Short Fiction, any genre
(literary, mystery, romance, speculative or science fiction)
Deadline: July 1, 2008
First Prize: $500 and publication in WordWorks

Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $150
Submission guidelines:
http://www.bcwriters.com/literary.php


Federation of BC Writers Workshop
Memoir Munchies: Memory in Bits & Nibbles
Instructor: Betsy Warland of The Writers Studio (SFU)
Saturday, June 28, 1 to 5 pm.
Alliance for Arts & Culture Boardroom,
Suite 100 - 938 Howe Street

Like munchies, memory comes to us in bits & nibbles. For those interested in writing
memoir or who are in the midst of writing a memoir, the narrative material itself can
seem insatiable! In this workshop we will look at ways your lived experience can best
inform you about how to access story-building; how to identify your memoir's specific
writing process, and how to discover a form that recreates your lived experience to
satiate your readers. Applicable devices of fiction and contemporary trends in memoir
will also be discussed. Participants may submit up to five pages of a work-in-progress
to the instructor, Betsy Warland, prior to the workshop for written feedback. This will
assist her in customizing the workshop and providing specific advice tailored to the needs
of the participants. To regiser, email bcwriters@shaw.ca by June 20. Class size limited
to 12 participants. Cost is $75 and includes light refreshments and written feedback on
writing sample.


Trade Magazine Writers Symposium (see attachment)

The Federation is pleased to partner with the BC Association of Magazine Publishers
on a professional development event taking place in Vancouver at SFU Harbour Centre
on July 28. The Trade Magazine Writers Symposium will bring together trade magazine
publishers, editors and writers for an informative afternoon of panel discussions and
sessions. Federation members can attend the event at no charge. Please register in
advance. Call 604-688-1175 or email
projects@bcamp.bc.ca


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Federation Vox is compiled by Fernanda Viveiros, Executive Director of the Federation
of
British Columbia Writers. Established in 1976, the Federation of British Columbia Writers
is BC's largest writers organization, serving over 650 organizational and individual members
throughout the province. For information on the Federation, please visit our website at
http://www.bcwriters.com/