Nov
23
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring AIDAN CHAFE & MAX TELL with host, Franci Louann @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Nov 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: FRANCI LOUANN

Two Features with Open Mic Session

AIDAN CHAFE is a poet, public school teacher and promoter of creativity and ingenuity. Born and raised in the Fraser Valley, he earned his English Degree at York University and Teaching Degree at UBC.

He is currently posting a poem-a-day on theastronautslightbulb.tumblr.com while toiling over manuscripts.

Aidan Chafe

Aidan Chafe

 

Award-winning poet and songwriter MAX TELL presents family-friendly fun to tickle all your funny places. Max has seven acclaimed world tours and six highly-praised CDs to his credit. In the past few years eleven of his songs and stories have been runners-up in national and international competitions. In 2013 Max took part in the Canadian Children’s Book Week Tour in Montreal. RCLAS has honoured him as a featured writer. This fall Max Tell will receive a ‘Distinguished Writer & Artist Award’ from Writers International Network for 35 years of writing, performing and educating children.

Max Tell

Max Tell

 

 

Nov
30
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring SYNN KUNE LOH & AL MADER with host, Alan Hill @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: Alan Hill

Two Features with Open Mic Session

SYNN KUNE LOH, born in China, grew up in Hong Kong. After graduate study in psychology, he attended the Ontario College of Art. His thirty-year career as an exhibiting artist has put his paintings in many public and private collections. Synn Kune’s poetry is a reflection of his art. In his latest, he composed music for a deeper expression of poetic resonance.

Synn Kune has published a book of poetry, A journey to Camatkara, and a CD, Return to the Boundless Light. He is working on a series of paintings on the theme “The Space Between” for a 2015 exhibition.

Synn Kune Loh

Synn Kune Loh

 

AL MADER is Al Mader &/or ‘The Minimalist Jug Band’. He’ll probably bring his washtub base. This performance poet has featured at jazz, blues, folk and spoken word festivals. A recent tour took him with ‘Petunia’ from Toronto to Fredericton, a ten-year habit that they have together. More or less. Al will bring a bit of this and a bit of that, including some recordings.(Bio by Franci Louann)

Al Mader

Al Mader

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec
7
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring KAYLA CZAGA, BRUCE RICE & ELAINE WOO with host, Deborah L. Kelly @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Dec 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: Deborah L. Kelly

Three Features with Open Mic Session

KAYLA CZAGA‘s debut book is For Your Safety Please Hold On (Nightwood Editions). Several poems here have received award attention—The Fiddlehead’s 23rd annual Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, The Malahat Review’s 2012 Far Horizon’s Award for Poetry and an Editor’s Choice Award in ARC Poetry Magazine’s 2012 Poem of the Year Contest. They’ve been shortlisted for The New Quarterly’s 2013 Occasional Verse Contest, and longlisted for CBC’s 2013 Canada Writes Poetry Contest. Czaga grew up in Kitimat and lives in Vancouver. She recently earned her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC. Her poetry, nonfiction, and fiction appear in journals across North America.

Kayla Czaga

Kayla Czaga

 

Poet and editor, BRUCE RICE, lives in Regina. Bruce has published five award-winning poetry collections including his new book from Coteau, The Trouble With Beauty (Coteau) and a children’s book, Dorothy McMoogle With Kumquat and Bugle (Wild Sage). His first poetry collection, Daniel, received the prestigious Canadian Author’s Association Award. He has twice been longlisted for CBC’s Canada Writes competition, was nominated for Saskatchewan Book of the Year in 2009. He received the P.K. Page Founders Award for the best poem in Malahat Review in 2013. Another poem from the new book will appear in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2014.

Bruce Rice

Bruce Rice

 

ELAINE WOO is the author of Cycling with the Dragon, published by Nightwood Editions this fall. She is a 2014 World Poetry Empowered Poet and a contributor to Shy: An Anthology, which won a silver medal IPPY (Independent Book Publishers) award in 2014. Her art song collaboration with composer Daniel Marshall won a Boston Metro Opera Festival prize in 2013. Elaine contributed to V6A: Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside which was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award in 2012.

 

Elaine Woo

Elaine Woo

 

 

Dec
14
Sun
Poetic Justice featuring SONJA GRGAR & FRANCI LOUANN with Host Renee Saklikar @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Today’s Host: Renee Saklikar

Two Features with Open Mic Session

SONJA GRGAR & FRANCI LOUANN

Sonja Grgar

Sonja Grgar

 

Franci Louann edited her name from Frances Louann Workman. If doing it again, she might be ‘Fran Work’. Franci has maybe 300 poems which are ten lines or fewer. She likes short bios. Her work appeared in Dorothy Livesay’s last anthology, Woman’s Eye, 12 BC Poets (Air 1974 & 75).

Franci Louann  Photo by Juergen Bruhns

Franci Louann
Photo by Juergen Bruhns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dec
21
Sun
Poetic Justice Special Holiday Event All Open Mic with host, Candice James @ The Heritage Grill, Back Room
Dec 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Special Holiday Event All Open Mic Poetic Justice

 

Candice James

Candice James