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9th Annual Verses Festival of Words


Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 — 10:19am PDT
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The 9th annual Verses Festival of Words in Vancouver (April 25 to May 4, 2019) celebrates the transformative power of words – written, spoken or sung.

Kealoha at the Chan Centre: Win Tickets


Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 — 7:31am PDT
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The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC welcomes Hawaii’s first official poet laureate Kealoha on October 3rd as part of the Beyond Words series at the Telus Studio Theatre. Enter to win a pair of tickets from Miss604.

Authors at the Armoury: Benjamin Hertwig


Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 — 10:10am PDT
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Benjamin Hertwig will read from his debut poetry collection “Slow War” at the historic Seaforth Armoury on Friday. Nominated for this year’s Governor General’s Award in Poetry, “Slow War” is only the second collection of poetry to be published by a Canadian veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

Don’t Miss These 6 Events at the Vancouver Writers Festival


Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 — 11:26am PDT
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The Vancouver Writers Festival is celebrating its 30th year with more than 95 events and 110 authors this month. From October 16th to October 22nd, you can catch a literary all-star lineup including Margaret Atwood (fresh off the launch of the Emmy-winning The Handmaid’s Tale TV series), Adam Gopnik, Nicole Krauss, Mary Gaitskill, Barbara Gowdy, […]

Robert Burns Statue in Stanley Park


Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 — 11:44am PDT
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Upon entering Stanley Park, either by turning east off Georgia Street from Vancouver or from the Coal Harbour Seawall, the first statue you will come across is that of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Looking down at the Vancouver Rowing Club and out over the city, this was the very first statue ever installed […]

Pauline Johnson Opera: Composer Tobin Stokes


Thursday, May 8th, 2014 — 10:14am PDT
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Soon after I completed my online order of “Flint and Feather” the biography of E. Pauline Johnson by Charlotte Gray, I called Composer Tobin Stokes who mentioned that he had a copy of the book sitting by him as we chatted. Stokes was tasked with composing Margaret Atwood‘s libretto for PAULINE, a chamber opera about […]