‘The Cosmopolitan living’ by Haider Rizvi

A Poem by Haider Rizvi

Time, what time?
Sunday evening?
Monday morning?
I will see you soon
When the sky of your
Heart is filled with the
Beauty of full moon
On the laptop of your
Thought, but listen,
She said, oh wait,
What date? January
No, maybe December
‘Remember,’ she said,
‘One day! I don’t know.
2011. No, 3011. No, maybe
By that time you are drowned and dead
No? Whatever! What time is it?’
I got to go.
Where? I don’t know
I will email you
I promise. I will email my frozen
Heart and packaged thought to you
As soon as I am done with
The morning news about
Who was where in bed with whom last night
In the world of fame and game
Hey, where are you?
I don’t know
What did you say?
The night goes on
Forever without you
Where are you?
I don’t know!


Vote for ‘The Lone Eagle Of Poplar Island’‏ by V.B.-Taylor

Support BC writer V.B.-Taylor by voting for her story in Savvy Writers Competition “Legends”. The judging of the competition is based on artistic merit and popularity.

V.B.’s story explores the legend of ‘The Lone Eagle Of Poplar Island’, view and vote for it here: http://www.savvyauthors.com/vb/showthread.php?10661

You will need to register to vote, and there is a benefit to it. By registering to vote you receive a FREE basic membership to Savvy Authors.

The polls are open and will remain open until January 14th midnight EST.

V.B.-Taylor is an accomplished writer, performer and a cultural activist. She coordinates the activities of New West Writers and Renaisance Books Writers Group in New Westminster, and participates in a few others. View her profile here:

Book Launch: ‘Blood, Feathers & Holy Men’ by Ben Nuttall-Smith

You are invited to the launch of a historical novel by a renowned BC writer Ben Nuttal-Smith titled ‘Blood, Feathers & Holy Men’ that has just been released by Libros Libertad and is to be launched on:
Sunday, January 16th
2 to 3 pm
Newton Branch of the Surrey Public Library
13795 70th Avenue

This project has taken almost seven years (Since a trip to Oaxaca Mexico in January 2004) to reach fruition.

For more info:

Who’s Who in Canadian Writing

Bookland Press, Toronto is producing a directory of writers and editors and allied people in the publishing industry and has invited submissions.

The participation is completely free and will serve to provide a form of advertisement to the participants. It is intended to be marketed countrywide and world wide to librarians etc.

Please visit the website for details on how to participate:

I request you to carry it on the website/send it out on your mailing list to enable your members to avail of this opportunity.

Jasmine D’Costa
author: Curry is Thicker than Water,
editor: Indian Voices, vol. one
Canadian Voices, vol. one and two

North Delta Writers’ Reading Series 2010-2011

Join us on January 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm for the second evening of readings in the 2010/2011 North Delta Writers Reading series.

The first half of the evening will be devoted to the works of three local writers, Ed Griffin, Heidi Greco and Carole Lazar. Once again, after an intermission of coffee/tea and goodies, there will be an open microphone where other writers and poets can have 7 minutes to showcase their talents.

See you at the Firehall Arts Centre at 84th Avenue and 114th Street in Delta this Friday for an exceptional evening of writing and art.

More information:
David Blinkhorn at dwbhome@hotmail.com