Thursday, 22 September 2011

transferring traditions ~ poetry feast days

coming up Oct 15 2011

False Creek Clean Up + Poetry Reading: Saturday, Sept 24, 2011

1 pm to 5 pm

1 pm: Meet near Science World to clean up False Creek East, a World River's Day/Great Canadian Shoreline event hosted by Fraser Riverkeeper (who will provide supplies and a speaker, environmental lawyer and Riverkeeper Doug Chapman)

3:30 to 5 pm: 6 poets will read at the Carnegie Center, room 2 on the third floor: including Wil George, Steve Collis, Alex Leslie, Garry Thomas Morse, Rita Wong and Elaine Woo, in conjunction with the Enpipeline, a collaborative project of 47,000 km of poetry in resistance to Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal, coordinated by Christine Leclerc.

After that, collaborative workshops and an open-mic reading
at the Carnegie Centre. All are welcome.

This day is organized in solidarity with events around the world on Sept 24 called for by both 100,000 Poets for Change and  (a grassroots response to the global climate crisis), with the support of Word on the Street Vancouver and Mary Woodbury of Moon Willow Press.  

We gather to work toward a healthy watershed and wild salmon forever, which have been vital to Vancouver’s cultural and environmental history for thousands of years. We encourage people to celebrate 

World Rivers Day, Sept 25

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