Burnaby Writers Coffeehouse

Spoken INK

Date: January 21, 2014
Time:  8:00 p.m.
Location: La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings, Burnaby, B.C.
Contact Person:  Janette King
Website:  www.BurnabyWritersNews.blogspot.com

Debra Purdy Kong, author of the crime series featuring Alex Bellamy and the Casey Holland security mystery series, is Spoken INK’s featured author Tuesday, January 21st, at 8:00 p.m. at La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings, Burnaby. Open Mic sign-up 7:30 p.m.

Burnaby Writers’ Society/Spoken INK
8:00 PM — 3rd Tuesday of the Month
@ La Fontana Caffe
101-3701 East Hastings
Burnaby BC Canada

Quesnel Workshop

Free Writer’s Workshop

Quesnel Wordspinners presents an inspirational and skill building workshop by Prince George travel author, Vivien Lougheed.
Feb 8/2014 9:30-2:30 206-488 McLean St (Literacy Quesnel).
Lunch available.

Details Lin 250-747-3312

Registration (limited) Pam 250-747-0088

Skagit River Poetry Festival


Festival Tickets on sale January 1, 2014

Festival tickets are available from Brownpapertickets.com.   Type in Skagit River Poetry Festival in the keyword search to find us.    There are a several levels of tickets from single sessions on Thursday night with Sherman Alexie and Tom Robbins, Friday night with Robert Hass, Kwame Dawes and the Jefferson Rose Band, Saturday afternoon for the “Gathering of Poets” reading, when all festival poets read one poem, and Saturday night with Mark Doty, Evelyn Lau and Emily Warn.   “All Festival Ticket” for Friday night through Saturday night is also available for general public and seniors.  Tickets are available for the “Poets Table Dinner” Thursday May 15, a sumptuous dinner and conversation with the Festival poets prior to Sherman Alexie and Tom Robbins opening event.   Tickets will also be sold at the door during the festival.
Sunday’s 3 hour  workshops with the poets will be announced later.

Patrick Lane Chosen in 1st Biennial Phyllis L. Ennes Poetry Contest

In a blind judging of more than 70 poets and 210 poems, poet Ellen Bass chose Canadian poet Patrick Lane.   He is one of Canada’s pre-eminent poets, winner of numerous awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Canadian Authors Association Award, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and three National Magazine Awards. His distinguished career spans forty-five years and twenty-four volumes of poetry as well as award-winning books of fiction and non-fiction. He lives with his poet wife, Lorna Crozier, on Vancouver Island in Canada. Congratulations, Patrick.
Ms. Bass also acknowledged poets Jeannine Hall Gailey and Tina Schumann.   All three poets will be featured at the upcoming 8th biennial Skagit River Poetry Festival, May 15-18.