North Delta Writers’ Reading Series 2011 – Begins Sept 28

Join the North Delta Writers’ Reading Series 2011 at their new location – the George Mackie Library – for an evening of readings, fun and prizes.

Wednesday, September 28 & November 30
7:00 – 8:30 pm
George Mackie Library
8440 112 Street
North Delta, B.C. V4C 4W9
Tel: 604-594-8155, ext. 223

North Delta Writers’ Reading Series 2011

The first half of the evening will feature two local writers. After an intermission of coffee, tea and goodies, there will be an open microphone where writers and poets can showcase their talents.

For More Information, Contact
Tracy Yearsley
Library Services Assistant
Fax: 604-594-9364

George Mackie Library is a member of the Fraser Valley Regional Library

About Fraser Valley Regional Library
Fraser Valley Regional Library is the largest public library system in British Columbia, with 24 libraries serving nearly 650,000 people in its service area. Established in 1930, it is funded with taxes raised in the communities it serves, plus a Government of BC operating grant. The governing Board consists of elected officials representing 15 member municipalities and regional districts.

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

This Sunday at Poetic Justice‏ – Elza/Tucker/Nish

Host: Franci Louanne
Sunday July 24
3 pm
The Heritage Grill
New Westminster
(Columbia Skytrain)

Daniela Elza is a free-range poet, and a non-medicated scholar of the poetic consciousness. She has released more than a 150 organic poems into the wor(l)d in over 50 publications.

This year Daniela completed her doctorate in Philosophy of Education (SFU) and launched her first e-Book: The Book of It. (which is now also available in print). Her poetry book The Weight of Dew is forthcoming with Mother Tongue Publishing (Spring, 2012). Daniela will have copies of the book of it there and a few 4poets books. She will read from both.

Bonnie Nish is a founder and the Executive Director of Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society, a charitable organization in the literary arts, based in Vancouver British Columbia.She is also Executive Producer of the Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival, an outdoor festival now in its eighth year.

Bonnie’s poetry is published widely. You may view some of her work (both poetry and prose, including book reviews) in “The Toronto Quarterly”, “Quills,” “WordWorks”, and on-line at, and Bonnie is currently pursuing her Masters in Arts Education at SFU. She lives in Vancouver with her teenagers, which include her dog Cody, who believes he is the most poetic one in the family.

Diane Tucker grew up a singing, acting and writing child in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her first book of poems, God on His Haunches (Nightwood Editions, 1996) was shortlisted for the 1997 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her second poetry book, Bright Scarves of Hours, was published by Palimpsest Press in September 2007.

Her poems have been published in more than fifty journals in Canada and abroad. Her first novel, His Sweet Favour, was released by Thistledown Press in 2009. She edits books too, but crafts and paints also, to free herself from the endless run of words in her head.

Pandora’s Twisted Poets at the Prophouse‏ Cafe July 21

Thursday evening (July 21st)
It would be lovely to see (and hear you!)
Pandora’s Twisted Poets
Reading and open stage.
7-10 PM
(features are 20 minutes each)
At the Prophouse Cafe
1636 Venables Street
(just west of Commercial)
Suggested donation $5

Marni Norwich will be featuring alongside Natasha Bonkic. Natasha is defending her Ph.D. thesis on video games and narratives at UBC, and her bio describes her poetry as ‘an exciting encounter of audio, video, and text’.

Pandora’s always provides a supportive, upbeat atmosphere that welcomes new voices. It would be great to share the evening with you!

From Franci’s Poetry List
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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