Vancouver’s arts/science scene is getting more active these days,
What happens when you have 5 scientists, and 5 poets, and ask them to write poems together? Come and see!
7:00 doors open. 7:20 Readings begin.
Welcome by Vancouver Poet Laureate, Evelyn Lau
Readers: Olive Dempsey, Adrienne Drobnies, Leanne Dunic, Jonina Kirton, Pamela Lincez, Kelty McKinnon, Ben Paylor, Lynne Quarmby, Carol Shillibeer and Meg Torwl.
landscape architect + Métis/Icelandic poet
stem cell researcher + poet & novelist
biochemist researcher + poet & personal coach
microbiologist + poet & anthropologist
chemist-poet + poet & artist
Venue: 1965 Gallery > 1965 Main street, Vancouver
7:00 pm – Arrive
7:20 pm – Welcome by Vancouver Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau
7:25 pm – Introduction By Aileen Penner – Curator
7:30 pm – Readings by first two poet-scientist pairings
* 10 min break *
8:15 pm- Readings by last three poet-scientist pairings
8:45 – Reception with DJ and Cash Bar
Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/484747461569320/
Aileen Penner, a Vancouver writer, poet, and science communications specialist, is the event producer and I gather the event is doing double duty as both a reading and a demonstration of what you can expect to produce if you attend one of her workshops,
I will be running a Spring 2013 “Science of Poetry” workshop, so if you are interested, or are simply interested in art-science collaborations, please come out to the free December 14 – Vol 1 event and listen to 10 new poetic creations by the scientists and the poets.