Saturday, 26 September 2009

Poetic Dreams





Pandora's News

The Summer Dream Poetry Contest:

Deadline Sept 15, 2009 Deadline extended until Oct 1, 2009

For Details: http://www.pandorascollective.com/contest.html

Thursday Oct 1st

Pandora's Collective Presents

TWISTED POETS LITERARY SALON

In the spirit of Vancouver all poets are welcome. Come out and bring your best, favourite, newest, oldest poems, and share in an evening of literary surprises. 1st Thursday of every month.

Hosts: Bonnie Nish and Sita Carboni

Time: 7-9pm

Upcoming Features:

Oct 1st: Shannon Rayne and Warren Dean Fulton

Nov 5th: Art Joyce and Christy Hill

Dec 3rd: Diane Tucker and Mary Duffy

Jan 7th: Don Simpson

Feb 4th: Jen Currin and Christine LeClaire

Location: Cambie Bakery and Cafe - a fantastic selection of fine vegetarian foods, teas, coffees and pastries!
312 Cambie Street (North of Hastings), Vancouver B.C.
Contact: blinsh_pandoras@yahoo.ca

www.pandorascollective.com

Other News

THURSDAY SEPT 24TH

MASHED POETICS RETURNS

WITH

NIRVANA'S NEVERMIND

@ THE COTTAGE BISTRO 4468 MAIN STREET (MAIN AND 29TH)

PERFORMED BY NIRVANA COVER BAND: LITHIUM

AND

12 OF VANCOUVER'S FINEST SPOKEN WORD POETS

DUNCAN SHIELDS, SUE McINTYRE, KIMOTHY SHAUGHNESSY, NORA SMITHHISLER, ANDREA DANIELS,

WARREN DEAN FULTON, RC WESLOWSKI, AMNESIA JANE SMITH, SUSAN CORMIER, CJ LEON,

ZACCHEUS JACKSON, 7 DOLLAR BILL

MASHED POETICS IS A NIGHT THAT COMBINES MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD

MASHING UP A CLASSIC ALBUM WITH LOCAL PERFORMANCE POETS AND A DYNAMITE COVER BAND

EACH POET IS GIVEN 1 SONG FROM THE ALBUM TO WRITE A NEW POEM TO

THE WHOLE THING IS UNVEILED THIS THURSDAY AT 9:30PM.

DOORS AT 8:45 FOLLOWING THE THURSDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOW

$5-$10 SLIDING SCALE.

Contact RC Weslowski for more info 604 215 9230 or reply to this message

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The Timeraiser

Thursday, September 24, 2009

6:30pm - 11:55pm

Roundhouse Community Centre

Corner of Davie & Pacific

Vancouver, BC

The Timeraiser is part volunteer fair and part silent art auction where, rather than money, you bid a number of hours you are willing to volunteer for an organization(s) of your choice over the next 12 months.

Throughout the evening, meet with representatives from a variety of non-profit agencies that are looking for help, and match your skills to their needs. From Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics BC and Vancouver Fringe Festival, there are many stimulating ways to get involved in your community.

Go to www.timeraiser.ca to register as we celebrate an evening of community building. Tickets are $20 (unless your boss wants to pay for you!) and are limited, so buy yours soon!
For more information and a complete list of participating non profit agencies as well as a preview of the 2009 artwork, visit www.timeraiser.ca

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GENERATION

SATURDAY, Sept. 26, 4 pm,

Black Moss Press

Book Launch

CELEBRATE Poetry with Bowen poets

&

Bernice Lever

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The Gallery, Artisan Square

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All Welcome, Refreshments

Book Signings and Sales

Bernice Lever - 604-947-0017 RR1, B69, Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0 www.colourofwords.com Canadian Authors Association www.canauthorsvancouver.org

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Sunday, September 27th, 2009

The Word on the Street

From ComedyFest acts on the Literally Funny Mainstage, to poetry, prose, and visual exhibits, the 2009 Word On The Street Vancouver has something for everyone. Don't miss out on magazine demos in the Magazine Mews, informative panels at Writing Talks, and two new venues - The Word On The Screen and The Sony Reader Lounge. Check out all the details on The Word On The Street Vancouver's new website. Watch for the printed program guide available in your local bookstore, library, and café.
Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Location: Library Square, Homer and Hamilton Streets between Robson and Georgia

Visit http://thewordonthestreet.ca/vancouver/home.asp for details.

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September 28, 2009

World Poetry Reading Series and the Vancouver Public Library
Present:

802nd birthday and Life Celebration of Rumi
Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
(Alice MacKaye room)
6:30-8:30 pm
World Poetry hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea
Rumi host: Dr. Meshgini PHD
Rumi-life and books.
Poetry of Rumi in English and different languages
Dance -turning demo by Tanya Evanson.
Music
Seating is limited
Come celebrate with us!
Free
Information 604-526-4729

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Talon Poetry Event: Fred Wah & Friends

Have a Drink with Fred Wah & Friends

Date:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Time:

7:30pm - 10:30pm

Location:

The ANZA Club

Street:

3 West 8th Avenue

City/Town:

Vancouver, BC

Fred Wah plus Daphne Marlatt, Colin Browne, Jeff Derksen, Roy Miki, and George Bowering, who will emcee the event.

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Upcoming Grind Writers meeting dates:
Sun Sept 27 @ Word on the Street

Thanksgiving weekend - skip meeting
Sat Oct 17 Sun Nov 1
Sat Nov 14 Sun Nov 29
Sat Dec 12 - last one for 2009.

2010

Sat Jan 9 Sun Jan 24
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Thundering Word

Oct 4th-- Ehrin Salazar. Another good Wanda choice. This guy is a true entertainer and also a great contributor to the art scene around town here. He did one spot at the Open Mic and Wanda knew we had to feature him.

Oct. 18th-- The Boomchix!! Oh yes, these sweethearts are about my all time fave singing duo. They harmonize like angels and Janice Dunbar is a songwriter in the genius cartegory. We've featured them before and I always say, "You Poets need to come out and see these girls!" You'll know what I mean when you hear them....

Nov.1st--- This is a MONSTER. Not only are we featuring the one and only cris derksen, the killer Cellist who got a raging standing "O" last year... Oh yeah, you'll be taken for an incredible Musical ride with this lady!...

.....not only that, but it's also our expanded version of "dead poets"---- It's "The Open Mic of th' Living Dead"--- It's a contest, complete with Judges, in which, you, our wonderful Open Mic folks come as any dead celeb you choose and do a piece on the Open Mic in that character. whip up a costuime and a character you can imitate and go for it! NOT just "Poets" either... come as John Wayne, Einstien, Salvador Dali, Johnny Cash, Flip Wilson... anyone you want as long as you do your bit in under 10 minutes in that character. Good Prizes and tons o' fun. Of course, the Mic will be Open to anyone who wants to do their set as themselves, but ya won't be judged or win a Prize....

Remember! It's All Saints day! The day after Halloween. You should all still be in a Halloweenie mood!

Nov.15th--- The great and wonderful Christie Rose! Be sure to observe the smile on Ali's face. She's one of his very favorites. She IS a great singer and a real darlin'. You just gotta love this fine gal.

Nov. 29th-- OK, Ladies, this one's for you! Fernando Raguero! Yes, one of the funniest and miost bizarre poets anywhere. A many time member of the Vancouver Slam team. This guy has no peers! He's in a category all his own.

Dec. 6th-- Dick Cash... This is another Wanda pick and that girl is never wrong. She's battin' 1000 so far, so what can ya say? They are a kinda urban Hillbilly band and well worth checking out.

And finally, Dec. 20th--- Our Christmas show! These shows are always great. We're featuring The Burrs again. Why? They were so great last year that we had to have them back. They were perfect for a big show like that... This could become a tradition! There will be gifts for the performers, ( gifts with a theme! ) Prizes and a wonderful ending to another Fine year of Vancouver's Finest Open Mic.

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Vancouver Art Gallery Public Programs Schedule

September 27-October 10, 2009

This October we are pleased to announce the opening of Scott McFarland, who will be giving an Artist Talk on October 3 and From the Collection: Is Only the Mind Allowed to Wander?. Don't miss the Curator's Tour of this exhibition on October 6.

For more information please visit our website or call 604.662.4700.

Friday, October 2, 12:10pm
Out for Lunch/ Annex Building , Heritage Courtroom 302
Albonata Trio: Annette-Barbara Vogel, violin ( Germany ); Beth Root Sandvoss, cello ( USA ) and Elizabeth Bergmann, piano ( Canada )

Hans Gal: Trio, in E major, Op. 18; Mendelssohn: Trio in d minor, Op. 49

Free with Gallery admission. Arrive early-this popular event has limited space.

Saturday, October 3, 2pm
Scott McFarland
Artist Talk / Scott McFarland / In the Gallery, 4 East
Toronto based photographer Scott McFarland discusses his artistic practice.

Free with Gallery admission

Tuesday, October 6, 7pm
From the Collection: Is Only the Mind Allowed to Wander
Curator's Tour / Grant Arnold / In the Gallery, 3rd floor
Join Grant Arnold , Audain Curator of British Columbian Art, for a guided tour of the exhibition.

Free with Gallery admission

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - CBC LITERARY CONTEST

The Literary Awards Team is anxiously awaiting your original and unpublished works (short story,
poetry, and creative non-fiction) by Nov. 1, 2009. You could win $60,000 in cash prizes.

Submit online! Join us on Facebook!

The Awards are Canada 's only literary competition celebrating original, unpublished works in both
official languages. There are three categories: short story, poetry, and creative non-fiction, with
cash prizes totalling $60,000, courtesy of the Canada Council for the Arts, publication in Air
Canada 's enRoute magazine, and visibility for the winners and their winning entries offered by CBC.
The Awards Team - Literary_Awards@cbc.ca - 1-877-888-6788

(This information line is open from June 1 to Dec 15.)

Bonnie Nish

Executive Director

Pandora's Collective

www.pandorascollective.com