Coming up! Upcoming! Real Vancouver!

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Summer waxes, wanes, disappears, and our old friend reappears.  Hello Real Vancouver Writer’s Series!  We’ve missed you.  The info is here, and here:

Real Vancouver Writers’ Series is falling for these amazing readers as part of the Little Mountain Lit Shop.

Aaron Giovannone
FRan Cunningham a.k.a. Francine Cunningham
Hasan Namir
Lydia Kwa
Kyla Jamieson
Keri Korteling

Hosted by Sean Cranbury and Dina Del Bucchia

Tickets atr $5 or PWYC (no one turned away for lack of funds).

 

 

Reading tonight at Word Whips in the Gallery

timreadsThis is gonna be great!

Looking forward to reading alongside veterans and talented folks like Kevin Spenst and Timothy Shay at this event.  There’s a link below to see the art that the poets will be responding to as well.  See you there.

The details:

Thursday June 16, 7:00-9:00pm Free admission
Word Whips in the Gallery
To accompany “Berlin Identities” by Ira Hoffecker
Music: Kempton Dexter
Poets: Mariner Janes, Deborah L. Kelly, Kevin Spenst, Timothy Shay, Suzy Malcolm
Host: Bonnie Nish

There will be an open mic time when members of the audience will be given an opportunity to write and then read poems they have written that relate to the exhibition.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library. Made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant


Berlin Identities
An exhibition by Ira Hoffecker

Opening reception Th Jun 2, 7:00-9:00pm
Artist in attendance | Free admission
Exhibit continues to Jul 3, 2016

Click to view selected artwork…

My paintings are informed by the different identities cities take on over a period of time.
I am interested in how different societies transform and change city spaces over the course of the centuries. My work examines the relationships between people and cities by responding to constant change, reconstruction and restoration in the urban landscape.
Decay, erasure, covering, revealing and rebuilding take place at the same time and are part of my painting practice. I see my process of covering as a metaphor of forgetting and suppressing the past. The process of revealing and sanding the surface down alludes to a process of remembering.

http://www.irahoffecker.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/512609198939087

Vancouver Poetry Crawl Rules!

What a day.  I couldn’t make all the events, but those that I did were, without exception, very talented folks.  Geoff Nilson read from his new chapbook We Have to Look, Shannon Rayne read several published pieces, Elee Kraljii Gardiner read from her brand-spankin new book, Serpentine Loop (out now from Anvil), and Jennifer Zilm read from her new book Waiting Room (BookThug).  We were also treated to new poems from Leah Horlick, and Cecily Nicholson took over Artspeak with her phenomenal poems and voice.  Already looking forward to next year, and hoping that organizer Kevin Spenst is doing well after a health scare…

xoxo

m.

Fresh, local poetry! 

Join Renee Saklikar and Kevin Spenst at Trout Lake now till 2pm for this! Such a great idea:

  
 Starting in September 2015 the Vancouver Park Board and the Vancouver Public Library invite residents of Vancouver to participate in the Poetry in Parks project “Fresh Local Poetry” where Professional free-range poets will create poetry with participants in our parks. The Poetry created will be inspired by nature, food, urban farming or by participants’ memories of a favorite or moving outdoor experience and there will also be the opportunity for participants to read their poetry out loud or have the poet read the poem written for them!