update on latest goings on

Posted by Daniela Elza on Jun 17 2014

On June 14th I received a Distinguished Poet Award at the WIN ceremonies. Here are a few snapshots.

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I thanked everyone, did some editing, and then read a couple of poems.
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and a photo of the photo op.
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After the day of dance, poetry and ceremony was over I partook of the 1st annual Bloomsday Celebration. It was fun to read Ulysses and to have a part where my dancer friend Si-Lin Tseng improvised a dance to Molly’s monologue which I enjoyed reading out loud.
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Thank you for the invitation to that.

Last week was a week of sentences. I was quoted in the Creative Coaching Group Newsletter with the following:

“Every time I doubt or question the value of what I do, I drop down and ground myself in the why I do what I do. I write because I cannot not write, because it is the way I make sense of a fragmented world, because it thrills me and delights me.”

Thank you Jan Carley for picking that quote.

And one sentence went to a project called A Rewording Life which is a book of sentences that elucidate the use of certain words. Sheryl Gordon has taken on this huge task. For more on this project click here.
My word was chimera. The sentences are written by writers.
And my sentence?

I am surrounded by versions of us, these chimeras that scratch and roar at our doors.

Thank you, Sheryl, for including me in your rewording project.

This is the kind of week it has been.

I am going into to deep editing mode as of tomorrow, and also on Thursday I am off to Portland to help out with SAIL (Summer Academy to Inspire Learning).

I am back for the Marpole Dance Festival on June 28th. I am working with Celeste Lyon on a ten minute performance of poetry and dance. The performance is in the evening but there is a lot going on during the day that is free.
Here is the info (Click here to go to the FB page).
Saturday June 28, 2014
FREE Open House Workshops, Showcases & Food Fair @ 1 – 5:30pm
Festival Performance Gala @ 7:30pm

$20/$15 (Group 10+: $18/$12)

Festival Venue:
Scottish Cultural Centre
8886 Hudson St, Vancouver

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So, check it out and hopefully I will see you there.

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