Feb
1
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring CELESTE SNOWBER & SYLVIA TAYLOR with host, Candice James @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: Candice James, Poet Laureate New Westminster.

Two features with Open Mic Session

CELESTE SNOWBER & SYLVIA TAYLOR

Celeste Snowber Ph.D. is a dancer, writer, poet and educator, who is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She has written and published over thirty essays in journals, and chapters in books, as well as numerous poems. Author of Embodied Prayer and co-author of Landscapes in Aesthetic Education, she is also finishing up several collections of poetry. Celeste creates and performs as a solo dance artist in collaboration with other poets and musicians. She continues to do site-specific performance in connection to the natural world.  www.celestesnowber.com www.bodypsalms.com.

Celeste Snowber

Celeste Snowber

Sylvia Taylor is an award-winning writer, editor and educator. A past director of the Federation of BC Writers for thirteen years and current director for the Arts Council of Surrey, she consults with authors and entrepreneurs, teaches writing-related skills and judges numerous writing competitions.

Her prose and poetry have appeared in anthologies and genre magazines, and was shortlisted for the CBC National Literary Awards. With over 400 articles in print, she has edit-coached over 100 book manuscripts. Heritage House Publishing released her historical literary memoir, The Fisher Queen: A Deckhand’s Tales of the BC Coast, September, 2012.

www.sylviataylor.ca   [email protected]

Sylvia Taylor

Sylvia Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
8
Sun
No Poetic Justice today. Closed for Family Day Weekend. @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sorry. No Poetic Justice today. Closed for Family Day Weekend.

Have a great long weekend! ENJOY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
15
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring NEFERTITI SheLa MORRISON & MIRANDA PEARSON with host, Alan Hill @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Feb 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: Alan Hill

Two featured poets and Open Mic Session.

NEFERTITI SheLa MORRISON & MIRANDA PEARSON

NEFERTITI SheLa MORRISON has had poems published in AESTHETICA’s Annual, On Spec and Ascent Aspirations, among others. She has been short-listed for Descant’s Best Canadian Poem twice, and is currently editing her poetry into four collections. Nefertiti often writes with a winsome bub (pet rat) on her shoulder, and has had poems and essays about her late ratties published in five countries. She loves reading literary journals and believes that Canada has some of the best… (Is our beloved institution, Descant, really saying goodbye? Please say it isn’t so…!) Support our amazing Canadian literary journals, eh?

Nefertiti SheLa Morrison

Nefertiti SheLa Morrison

MIRANDA PEARSON is the author of three books of poetry: Prime, The Aviary, and Harbour. Harbour was shortlisted for the 2010 Dorothy Livesay prize. Her next collection, titled The Fire Extinguisher, will be published in 2015 by Oolichan Books.

Miranda lives in Vancouver.

Miranda Pearson

Miranda Pearson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
22
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring CECILY NICHOLSON & JENNIFER ZILM with host, Sho Wiley @ Renaissance Books
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please note: Today’s Poetic Justice has been moved to Renaissance Bookstore. We will return to Heritage Grill next Sunday. Thank-you.

Today’s Host: Sho Wiley

Two features with Open Mic Session

CECILY NICHOLSON & JENNIFER ZILM

Cecily Nicholson lives in New Westminster, Qayqayt Musqueam and Stó:lō territories. She is the administrator of the artist-run centre Gallery Gachet and has worked since 2000 in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver. Her work, both creative and social, engages the conditions of violence and is often in collaboration with artists and educators. Cecily is a contributor to Anamnesia: Unforgetting (VIVO Media Arts, 2012) and the author of Triage (Talonbooks, 2011) and From the Poplars (Talonbooks, 2014).

Cecily Nicholson

Cecily Nicholson

Some of JENNIFER ZILM’s poems can be found in Prism, Grain, The Antigonish Review, CV2, and Vallum. She is the author of the chapbook The Whole and Broken Yellows (Frog Hollow Press, 2013).

Jennifer won Editor’s Choice in Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2014 Poem of the Year Contest. Her manuscript Waiting Room was shortlisted for the 2014 Robert Kroestch Award for Innovative Poetry and will be published by BookThug in spring 2016.

She has an abiding interest in the Bible.

Jennifer Zilm

Jennifer Zilm

Reminder: No outside drinks allowed at our venue location today. Renaissance Books has a wonderful selection of beverages and goodies at their coffee bar. Come early to check out their eclectic selection of books! Thanks, Lavana and John.

Renaissance Bookstore

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
1
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring dn simmers & RC WESLOWSKI with host, Franci Louann @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: Franci Louann

Two features with Open Mic Session

dn simmers & RC WESLOWSKI

dn simmers is an online editor with Fine Lines. He is a 2012 graduate of The Writers Studio at SFU and has six published chapbooks.

Neil has been in numerous international anthologies, recently in Voice Israel and in Bulgaria in several languages.

His work has been in The Storyteller Magazine, The Nashwaak Review, online at www.poetrymag.com, in The Potomac and Whispers.

dn simmers

dn simmers

 

RC WESLOWSKI is the 2014 Canadian Underground Indie Poetry Slam Co-Champion, 2012 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion, 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoke Word Haiku Death Match Champion, 2010 U.S. National Poetry Slam Haiku Death Match Runner Up, 2009 Vancouver Poetry Slam Grand Slam Champion and a Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Team Slam Champion in 2006. RC is also a trained clown performer, playwright, event MC and professional voice over artist.

RC WESLOWSKI

RC WESLOWSKI