Word, Vancouver

Posted by Daniela Elza on Sep 17 2018

September is here and the rains are back. Some mornings are so dark and gloomy, they remind me of the fall and winter days that lie ahead. It doesn’t feel like summer had a chance to run its course. It feels like we lost a lot of days to smoke from the fires in the interior. But rain is sweet. It is meditative, and the air is more breathable, and my garden is happier. I get so busy sometimes that even if I think about the garden I might not be able to get to it in a day or two. So, welcome rain, we need you. If something had not eaten the beets I planted about a month ago, we would be picking beats soon. But as soon as they put out their first tiny green leaves on little red stems, something snipped the leaves off. I suspect it was those pesky slugs. After that the beets did not stand a chance.

It has been a while since I was at Word, Vancouver festival (previously known as Word on the Street) which happens at the end of September. Mostly because I have been working on Sundays for a few years. This year I will do a number of things at the festival. I took the day off work, so I can enjoy it better. Below is the program for the big day, Sunday.

Click here to see the Sunday Sept. 30th schedule.
Hope you get a chance to attend some or most of what this festival offers. It is free and has a wide range of readings and workshops and books and activities. Not to mention you can connect to groups that are active all year, and find community.

I am also hosting the Twisted Poets Literary Salon on Thursday, September 27th, at Hood 29 (previously known as Cottage Bistro.Here are some of the other events running in conjunction with Word on the days leading to the Sunday festival.

#WORD18 begins on September 26th and culminating in its day-long celebration of the literary arts at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch on September 30th. See details here.

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