tomorrow’s words and music

Posted by Daniela Elza on Apr 23 2013

Again this week almost every night is booked. Third week in a row. Every month is poetry month for me so when April comes it ends up being a bit of a whirlwind. I will be in the poetry whirlwind for another week.

Tonight I will have the pleasure of introducing Michelle Barker who is coming in from Penticton to launch her young adult novel The Beggar King. Here are the details for that:

Penticton poet and novelist Michelle Barker for the Vancouver launches her debut YA fantasy novel “The Beggar King” (Thistledown Press, 2013), on April 23rd, 6:30pm  at The Establishment (3162 West Broadway). Book signing and light refreshments to follow. All are welcome.

And tomorrow night will be one of those special nights where poetry and music come together. I will be jamming with musicians Clyde Reed (bass), Emma Postl (voice), Duncan Maunders (alto sax), Stephen Robb (clarinet), Rory Hislop (trumpet) and Jared Burrows (guitar). This has always been a very rewarding experience for me. The energy, the exchange. I do not know if I have worked with more than three people at a time and this will be six musicians. Jared will also be accompanying me on guitar at the launch on May 14th.

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Here is Jared’s post about the event with a little clip of previous work: an excerpt of the Words and Music event we did last year. Jared and Clyde accompanying the poem serving time in the burbs.(I used to know how to embed videos but word press why can’t i do it any more?)

Also you can get to it here on YouTube:
Elza/Reed/Burrows at Words and Music

Here are the details for this music and words adventure on Wednesday:

April 24th, 2013, 8pm.
Vancouver Improvisers Orchestra performs new works with poet Daniela Elza. @Presentation House Studio, 333 Chesterfield Avenue (3rd St. one block west of Lonsdale) North Vancouver.(The studio is in the old church at west end of parking lot.)
Admission $10 at the door. Free tea and cookies.

For more upcoming readings and events check out the list here.

Maybe I will see some of you here, and there.

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