Saturday, April 27, 2013

Art can change your mind and change the world

Dear Han Shan Poets:

A local artist in Langley named Susan Falk has been inspired by McLellan Forest and by some of the poems of the Han Shan poets to create a series of forest paintings in which she has embedded phrases from selected forest poems. Unfortunately, Susan was able to work with only 13 of the many excellent poems contributed to the initiative.

On Saturday May 11 from 12-3 pm at The Fort Gallery in Fort Langley, Susan is having an art show opening during which thirteen of the Han Shan poets will be reading their forest poems.
You are most cordially invited to attend this wine and cheese gala if you happen to live within a reasonable range of the area. If not, I’m sure you will be with us in spirit.

Susan is conducting a silent auction of her work whereby proceeds from the sale of the paintings will go to the continuing work of WOLF (Watchers of Langley Forests) to ensure that the forest is officially and permanently protected.

It would be a pleasure to see some of you there to support our endeavour and your fellow poets. Perhaps there will be future occasions where I am free to invite more of you to perform your work.

Please circulate the attached e-vite widely to your friends and associates. It contains all the pertinent information.

All the best,
Susan McCaslin


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Oops I missed Robert Martens birthday

which was yesterday.  

(This is the danger of keeping tabs on birthdays - some get missed.)

Robert Martens is the author of Poltergeist which was published in 2011 and shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook award in 2012.

Hope it was happy Bob.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Poetry goes Swish

Marion Quednau
...says Marion Quednau who is organizing a reading to celebrate National Poetry Month, April 18th, in Gibsons. Doors open at 6:30pm at Swish (309-287 Gower Point Road, Gibsons)

Three BC poets will be reading - myself (Janet Vickers), Heidi Greco - previous Surrey poet-in-residence, and Gibson's new bard, Marion Quednau - one of the five 2012 Canada Writes Poetry shortlist.

Admission is free.  You can find more information in Thursday, April 11th issue of The Local.



We gratefully acknowledge support from the Canada Council of the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets



Friday, April 12, 2013

April 14 at Poetic Justice


Jordan Abel, Eileen Clyde and Janet Vickers
at the Heritage Grill, New Westminster
April 14th 
Please visit the website for more information

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Heidi Greco

Heidi Greco by George Ormorean
Heidi was the first writer to sign up with Lipstick Press in 2009 allowing us to publish her beautiful speculative tribute to Amelia Earhart.

Since then Heidi has published a novella called Shrinking Violets,  and her poetry has appeared in many anthologies, including A Verse Map of Vancouver (ed. George McWhirter) and radiant danse uv being (eds Pew, J. & Roxborough, S.)

You can find out more about Heidi through her blog Out on the Big Limb