Let’s start with the poetry (Note: This is for Vancouver, Canada). On June 1, 2010,
Café Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
Time: 8:30pm – 11:00pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $5-10.
Radio Show Recreates Unnatural Disaster of Epic Proportions
Vancouver, BC – Return with us to the thrilling days of 1937, when the Hindenburg and Amelia Earhart had folks rethinking air travel for the first time. In the movies Clark Gable didn’t give a damn and the golden age of radio drama was in full swing.
Wax Poetic Radio proudly takes you there with a one-of-a-kind live event on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive in support of CFRO Vancouver’s Independent Cooperative Radio Station.
Experience the spine tingling glory of “The Chicken Heart” – a frenetic tale about a lab experiment gone terribly wrong, written by legendary radio writer/producer Arch Oboler .
The original “Lights Out” version left such an impression on funny man Bill Cosby, that he recounted his experience of hearing it for the first time on his “Wonderfulness” album in 1966 (You can hear Cosby’s version here).
You can hear the original NBC broadcast of “The Chicken Heart” here on YouTube.
Then keep tuning in to Wax Poetic and hear it broadcast on a future program. Like all our shows, we’ll also be storing the episode online to hear and share at your convenience.
We have an ever growing lineup of cast members including Martin Vansteingburg, SR Duncan, Diane Laloge, Alla Shiskov, Aedan Saint, Norah Holtby, Chris Gilpin, Duncan Shields and RC Weslowski–with music by CJ Leon and sound effects by YOU THE “STUDIO AUDIENCE.”Plus, we’ll have performances by:
Come be a part of radio history and support your favorite spoken word program, Wax Poetic!
Vancouver Youth Poetry Slam team member and Wax Poetic Volunteer Paul Fischer, Duncan Shields, and your hosts Diane Laloge and S.R. Duncan
And a special onstage interview by The Vancouver Storyteller Society’s Naomi Steinberg
Plus, door prizes, 50/50 draw, and SR’s world famous meat draw (guess what he’ll be giving away!)
You can get more information about this event and others at the Wax Poetic website.
Now I have a block of poetry events being produced by Pandora’s Collective,
KEEP THE PEN MOVING:
TWO WEDNESDAYS + a FRIDAY $50.00
WEDNESDAY June 9th, 16th & FRIDAY 25th
Workshop Facilitators: Bonnie Nish & Warren Dean Fulton
To register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is aimed at the poetry novice, those new to the poetry game, or those wishing to learn some new tricks to get the ink out onto the page. Through exercises developed to get those fingers moving, the words flowing, participants will be encouraged to write, write, write, and edit later. In this workshop, through a variety of approaches and poetic forms presented, by the workshop leaders, in a supportive, tolerant and respectful environment, we will celebrate poetry and overall creative expression.
Sunday June 6th, 2010 – 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Pandora’s Collective presents a ‘Poetry Picnic’ Fundraiser
@ Trout Lake ( John Hendry Park )
East 19th Avenue side of the park,
(near the lake, playground, concession,& restrooms)
Hosts: Warren Dean Fulton and Bonnie Nish
Featured Readers: Nikki Reimer, Sandy Shreve & Shannon Rayne
An outdoors Word Whips + a picnic + an open mic,
12- 1 Word Whips Take the challenge. We provide the writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. Ten – fifteen minutes to write to each prompt. See what you can whip up.
3-4:00 Open Mic
4-5:00 Mix and Mingle
Suggested donations sliding scale $10-$20
Nikki Reimer is the author of [sic](Frontenac House, 2010) and fist things first (Wrinkle Press Chapbook, 2009). She is a poet, blogger, curator, arts event planner and photographer of cats in East Vancouver , and a member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective.
Sandy Shreve is the author of Suddenly, So Much, (2005, Exile Editions) has published 3 other books of poetry and edited two anthologies. Her work is widely anthologized, has won the Earle Birney Prize for Poetry and has been short-listed for the
Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award and a National Magazine Award.
Shannon Rayne is an accomplished performance poet and storyteller who has facilitated creative writing workshops for over five years. She is the workshop facilitator at the Fearless Writers Circle in Vancouver ‘s vibrant Downtown Eastside and has led writing and performance workshops in elementary and high schools in the Greater Vancouver area and in cities across the country when on tour.
Pandora’s Collective and Vancouver Artists Collective present: Word Whips: Inspired by “Child Out of Time”
Thursday, June 24 2010, 7: 30 pm
Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery
at the Jewish Community Centre
950 W.41st Ave. Vancouver, BC
Join us for an evening of art and poetry collaboration.
Poetry writing and reading: Featured poets Dennis Bolen, Lisa Richter, Rob Taylor, Natasha Boskic, Warren Dean Fulton, Robin Susanto, Steve Locke and Ryan Fletcher will read poetry inspired by the art exhibit, ‘Child Out of Time’, paintings by Janet Strayer.
The audience will be given time and encouraged to write to the exhibit as well and to share their words during the open mic portion of the evening.
Art Exhibit: ‘Child Out of Time’ emanates from the concept of childhood as enduring beyond time and place: as embodied memory, reverie, yearning, and hope. In this exhibit, Janet Strayer uses a monochromatic palette to convey a sense of timelessness while also emphasizing the subtleties and strengths of tone: the distinctiveness and drama of evocative images rendered solely in terms of shapes, forms, and light.
“My artistic vision is influenced by my personal inclinations as a humanist who is much affected by the imperfect beauty and contradictions of being human and alive to the worlds within and around us.” Janet Strayer
The art exhibit runs from Wednesday, June 9 to June 27. For more information on art exhibit visit www.jccgv.com email@example.com or call Reisa at 604 257 5111 ext 244.
For more details and contact information, go to the Pandora’s Collective website.
Finally, the drumming event,
DRUMS FOR COMPASSION:
A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR HAITI
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 7 PM
VANCOUVER EAST CULTURAL CENTER, 1895 VENABLES ST.
Chief Leonard George’s drum call and anthem will introduce an enchanting evening of percussion, Drums for Compassion for Haiti at the CULTCH on June 13, 7 pm. Special guest Takeo Yamashiro, born in Hiroshima, Japan, will blow winds of change on Shakuhachi. Talking drum and drum beats, individual solos, and group collaboration in poly-rhythmic syncopation displayed by local and international drummers now living in Canada. An audience participation will top off the evening. Charlie Demers a local author, Comedian and television personality will be the emcee for the evening.
“For the first time in history artists and thinkers of rare ability are LIVING in one country. No other nation could match this claim!” (Harry Aoki, Jan. 17/97)
Tickets are $30+tx. at the door. Or order in advance, information below. Proceeds to Doctors Without Borders and Partners In Health medical relief work in Haiti. For more detailed information, including on performers, go to http://www.drumsforcompassion.com/
They have an amazing lineup (if you’re familiar with the Vancouver drumming community) which includes: Celso Machado, Brazil; Alpha Yaya Diallo, Guinea; Raphael Geronimo, Phillipines; Janet Noade, Canada; Sal Ferraras, Puerto Rico; Fereydoun Faheminia, Iran, etc. Do check out their website.