Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival 2011 – Vancouver Aug 13

Saturday August 13th, 2011
11:45 am – 8 pm
Lumberman’s Arch
Stanley Park

The main event incorporates literary groups, including multi-cultural readings in various languages, dancers, an original theatrical performance, musical performances, panel discussions, open mics and a children’s area with puppet shows, music, story tellers, face painting and craft tables.

There will be readings from participants of the Vancouver Public Library’s Summer Book Camp. Information tables showcasing community groups and resources such as the The Federation of BC Writers and The Story Tellers Association are made available.

George Bowering will open the festival’s Main Stage while Russell Thornton will open the Granville stage. The day will be wrapped up with a performance by C.R. Avery.

Workshops will be run onsite throughout the day and are free to the public. Spaces are limited so be sure to sign up early.

Lumberman’s Arch in Stanley Park provides a welcoming location for an outdoor arts festival with ample room to comfortably bring your family, friends and picnic for an entire day of entertainment

View Festival schedule

‘Readings at Renaissance’ Sunday July 17th

Calling Vancouver Lower Mainland
Writers, Poets, Storytellers, Singers, Songwriters
Open Mic
Third Sundays of each month
‘Readings at Renaissance’
Beginning this Sunday July 17, 2011

In an enchanting backdrop of rare, old, new books
With coffee and cakes
Share your creativity and creations

Renaisance Books
#43-6th Street
New Westminster (Columbia Skytrain)
Contact: Lavana at

The crazed poets or the poetry-crazed will still have time to get over to Poetic Justice at the Heritage Grill Backroom, 3-5 pm, where there will be 3 features with Candice James on most Sundays & then an open mic.
SHAYNA VIRGINILLO, FRAN BOURASSA and TIMOTHY SHAY will be the features this Sunday July 17.

Acapellaboratory Community Choir with Special Guest Stars the Lab Rats

Gentle Beings!

The community choir I sing in and help manage is hosting an UnConcert
and potluck this Wednesday, March 30th. The doors open at 7 and the
singing begins around 7:30. This session is special because we have
put together a surprise band to accompany us for our final
number–trust me…it’s going to be fun!

The Lion’s Den in the Adanac Towers on Commercial (cross
street Adanac–1717 Adanac)
Between 7 and 9pm
Wednesday, March 30th.
Why: Because singing is joy made audible.

love love love

WOMEX 11 Copenhagen, 26-30 October

Wednesday, October 26 12:00am
Sunday October 30 at 11:30pm
Created By
ElJay Arem
More Info
WOMEX (short for WOrld Music EXpo) is an international world music support and development project based in Berlin, whose main event is an exposition held annually in different locations throughout Europe. WOMEX was begun in 1994 by current President Christoph Borkowsky. (Source: Wikipedia)

WOMEX runs the last October weekend of every year. Starting on a Wednesday afternoon for registration and the opening ceremony until Sunday. …During WOMEX conference attendees can visit the Opening event, the conference program, the trade fair, the showcases in the evening of Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the WOMEX awards on Sunday, the last day of the event. Most of the program of WOMEX is being developed for professionals and trade visitors within the world music scene. However, locals and tourist can buy tickets for most of the showcases.

For 2009-2011 WOMEX will be hosted in Copenhagen, Denmark in a new partnership with WorldMusicFair Copenhagen, a consortium of the Roskilde Festival, the Copenhagen Jazzfestival, and tourist organization Wonderful Copenhagen. Additional partners are events producers Welcome, the Danish Center for Culture and Development, Global CPH and World Music Denmark.

Other locations of past WOMEX events: Berlin (1994, 1999, 2000), Brussels (1995), Marseille (1997), Stockholm (1998), Rotterdam (2001), Essen (2002, 2004), Newcastle upon Tyne (2005) and Seville (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008).

The Rebirth of Poetry Mission, San Francisco, Jan 27/11

Thursday, January 27
7:00pm – 9:30pm
998 Valencia St (at 21st), San Francisco, CA

Created By
Poetry Mission

Poetry Mission proudly presents Pablo Rosales!

Pablo Rosales is a Filipino-American poet and musician living in Sausalito.

His poetry and music touch us with their themes of love, angst, the fight against injustice, nature, family, friends and spirituality.

Pablo also writes poems for children and he has produced two CDs or eclectic music, ‘The One’ and ‘Cats and Dogs’.

Come hear Pablo and other awesome poets at the Rebirth of Poetry Mission open mic.

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