league of canadian poets

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jun 11 2009

I will be at the League of Canadian Poets reading tonight and I will be at the conference tomorrow through Sunday. I will also be circulating the petition for the funding of periodicals. If you are not passing a sheet around for signing, please find me and sign the one I will be passing around. Or hand in your signed sheets to me and I have volunteered to mail them all in to the Malahat Review. They are collating the petition and sending it to parliament.
Yan Martel also addressed this issue in a recent letter to Stephen Harper which you can read here. Hey, the good news is, after two years, there has been a few more responses from Harper’s office. The sad part is that they are so official, boring, and sound like the letters my daughter used to get when she wrote to Gordon Campbell on BC energy issues. I have a feeling they must have a template for these letters. Such a contrast to Yan Martel’s letters.

Two events that may be of interest:

  • Today, Thursday, June 11. There will be a reading at the Cafe Montmartre at 4362 Main Street starting at 7.30. Every poet will have 5-7 min. I will be devoting my time to reading or rather co-reading my collaborated poems with Harold Rhenisch and Rob Taylor, the poem I did with Dethe (but he may not be there) and Christina Shah. This will celebrate these frigile beginnings into collaborating.
  • Friday June 12, I will read from A Verse Map of Vancouver as part of the opening of the League’s annual conference, starting somewhere closer to 12.30- 1.30 at SFU Harbour Centre, Segal Centre.
    I will also be reading for 10 min. as a new member of the League of Canadian Poets that night at 7:30 at Cafe Deux Soleils.
    • Maybe I will see you there.

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