July events

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jun 29 2014

Time has been precious and scarce. I have been negotiating with exhaustion daily. Got back from Portland late on the 27th, and last night was the Marpole Dance Festival. Sometimes life is like that. I am currently also guest editor of an anthology and going through about three dozen manuscripts to which I have to give feedback. It is fun except for the tight deadline which makes it feel like you have had too much of something good. It is that kind of time crunch. A crunch of time. And you do not want to rush it, each one deserves the same attention as the one before and so…that is how it goes.

In the mean time here are the July events I will be part of. Two presentations and conference/sympsiums, three readings and a workshop. You can pre-register for the workshop so the organizers have a better idea of numbers. It is free. Maybe I will see you at some of these. If you are there, come and say hi. Ok, now back to editing.

  • July 9th, 2014, 6:30 -8:30pm
    Poetry in the Park: I am reading with Alan Hill and Celeste Snowber. Bring something for open mic. Also if you wish a blanket and a picnic. Readings take place in Queen’s Park Band Shell, New Westminster. Rain or Shine. If it rains PIP will take place in the Arts Council New West gallery.
    Poetry in the park runs on Wednesdays from July 2nd to Aug. 27th.
    Free Event.

  • July 14th, 2014
    Literary Café, Harison Festival of the Arts. Poetry and Music.
    Monday, July 14 7:30pm
    Memorial Hall
    Tickets: $12.00 (for tickets and more information click here).
    Featured writers include Andrea MacPherson, Daniela Elza, John Carroll, Rajnish Dhawan, Katie Stobbart, Michelle Rickaby, and Michelle Vandepol.
    Musicians: Jared Burrows and Clyde Reed.
    UFV, which is celebrating 40 years in 2014, has worked in partnership with the Harrison Festival since 1978, and presented the Literary Café since 1999.

  • July 15th, 2014, 6:30 -8:30pm
    Writing Workshop: Getting messy with Writing:
    A writing workshop in which participants write, share, and listen. We will also discuss the importance and the messiness of this generative process of writing and its discoveries.

    Register at 604-527-4667 or

    New West Public Library, 716 – 6th Avenue, New Westminster.
    Sponsored by the Royal City Literary Arts Society and the Library
    Daniela Elza Workshop

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