Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Congratulations to Naomi Beth Wakan

Nanaimo's inaugural Poet Laureate. 

Here are some of the books published with Naomi's writing:


As well as her extraordinary accomplishment in publishing forty books, Naomi has always supported the achievements among new poets through poetry workshops on Gabriola Island.  Her wisdom and knowledge goes beyond literature, science, healing and peace, and includes that rarest of gifts - inclusive compassion.

Naomi is held in high esteem for these many reasons by all who have the fortune to work with her.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tanka Workshop led by Naomi Beth Wakan at Old Crow Cafe October 17th


Calling all writers (or non-writers, come to that) who would like a fun hour or so of trying the oldest continual form of poetry writing in the world - tanka.

These five-liners can contain anything including the kitchen sink.

Within their five lines you'll be able to express the universe. Not an idle promise.

The facilitator is Naomi Beth Wakan, who recently performed her book of tanka that she wrote with David Bateman ("pause").

Naomi has been short-listed for the position of First Poet Laureate of Nanaimo and is well-known for her two recent books of poetry (which include many tanka) "Sex After 70", and "And After 80" (available at Page's Marina).

Time: October 17th, 7-8 pm
Place: The Old Crow Restaurant, Gabriola
Cost: by donation


Hope you can make it.