Two events coming up…

outhTwo good events coming up in the next bit worth getting to:

a) RC Weslowski and crew host the Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam Finals!  This showcases the talent of young writers in the city as they select a finalist to send to Ottawa for the nationals.  Tix will be $8 for 18 and under and $10 for 19 and up. Money raised helps to fund the youth teams travel to Ottawa.

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Strangersb) Thor Polukoshko and the Langara English Dept bring another night of readers, this time geared towards new readers and writers from Langara.  At the Railway Club as usual – I read at this series previously, and it’s a great time.
No cover charge at the door!

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Project Space / Poetry is Dead Event

pidTonight i’m in Vancouver (7pm-10pm) for a lovely evening of socializing with writers / poets / maniacs at Project Space (2-236 E. Pender).  This event is put on by Project Space in conjunction with Poetry is Dead, and features writers from the New Vancouver Poets Folio recently published by PID and Lemonhound (see my entry on this here):

mia susan amir

andrea bennett

Emily Chou

Leanne Dunic

Raoul Fernandes

Adrienne Gruber

Mariner Janes

Elena Johnson

Cail Judy

Elee Kraljii Gardiner

Shazia Hafiz Ramji

Andrew McEwan

Navneet Nagra

Geoff Nielson

Kevin Spenst

Rob Taylor

Eli Zibin

Jennifer Zilm

& of course the editors:

Dina Del Bucchia
Daniel Zomparelli

PROJECT SPACE MEMBERS get a 10% discount on the NVPF poets’ books, discounts on our bookshop books and can subscribe to Poetry Is Dead for only $8.

Become a Project Space Member here:

POETRY IS DEAD SUBSCRIBERS get a 10% discount on the NVPF poets’ books and can become a Member of Project Space for only $10.

Subscribe to Poetry Is Dead here:

Check out the New Vancouver Poets Folio here:

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Upcoming reading at EFF OFF KINDER MORGAN

eff offThis will be fun.  Reading this Friday at the Biltmore (2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver, BC) at a BENEFIT SHOW in support of the Secwepemc Women Warrior Society’s resistence to the KM pipeline.

Young & Sexy
Long Waves

Steve Collis
Alex Lesley
Mariner Janes

Audrey Siegl
Ben West
Lynne Quarmby

Additional music by: Guilty Pleasures DJs

Sliding scale at the door: $5-$10

Come on down and dance with us!

Strangers on a Train Jan 20th

aaronkevinphinderA great reading at the Railway Club as part of the Strangers on a Train series (which I read at previously).  Phenomenal lineup including:

Julie Paul (The Pull of the Moon)
Phinder Dulai (Basmati Brown; dream/arteries)
Aaron Peck (The Bewilderments of Bernard Willis; Letters to the Pacific)
Kevin Chong (Baroque-a-Nova; Neil Young Nation)
Amy Sture (Langara student writer)

A pleasure to hear these great writers read from their work.  This series is a great event – packed this time, so come early to the next!

New vancouver poets folio from lemonhound

lemonMany thanks to the amazing folks at Lemonhound ( for including me in a list of Vancouver poets! It’s a pretty astounding list, and really pushes home the number of great writers that are filling our city streets.  And apartment buildings and houses.  The below-mentioned Rob Taylor is in there, as are Alex Leslie, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Shazia Hafiz Ramjii, Andrew McEwan, Cail Judy (remember this bit we did together?), Chris Gilpin, Jennifer Zilm…and more!

collaboration with colin askey

photo 1Have begun work on a new collaboration with artist / photographer / videographer Colin Askey on Catherine Owen’s Visualelegies, a project looking at mourning, loss and grief through two artists in concert.  We went aboard the SS Master, a boat my father worked on for years, and shot a number of photographs of both the boat and some artefacts from my late father.  Looking forward to writing towards his photos and the resulting ensemble.

Some info on Catherine’s work on this project:

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