Monday, July 23, 2012

Literary: The Written and Spoken Word Heats Up @ Britannia

4th Tuesday of every month
Pandora's Collective Presents
Take the challenge. We provide the writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. 10 -15 minutes to write to each prompt. See what you can whip up. 
Sita Carboni, Mary Duffy, Maureen Egan, Wendy Goldsmith, Stephen Karr, Suzy Malcolm, Eva Waldauf
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Britannia Library, Gallery Room,
1661 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC

2nd Wednesday of every month
Presented by Pandora’s Collective and Britannia Branch

Join us for Book Talks book club! We will be discussing a preselected book each month, with the occasional session reserved for a discussion on a theme. Bring your favorite passages, points of interests, and share your reading experiences with us. Each person is responsible for either borrowing or buying their own copy to read. This is an open book club. Drop ins are welcome.
Aug 8th: The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steve Galloway
“Gripping. . . . Every action, no matter how mundane, is charged with tension. . . . Galloway has shown that contemporary fiction can move beyond the minute examination of self and relationship. We are asked to gaze, instead, on a city, a society, in the process of being destroyed, and on the tiny human gestures that represent the only means to repair the damage.” – National Post
Sept 12th:This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin
Oct 10th: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Nov 14th: Annabel by Kathleen Winter
Dec 12th: Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat
Jan 9th: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Feb 13th: Books We Love (book recommendation night - tell us about the books/authors you love)
March 13th: The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit by JJ Lee
April 10th: The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Britannia Library, Gallery Room, 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver, BC
Hosts: Mary Duffy and Sita Carboni

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Visual Art: Fogstrom & Bucci @ Britania Art Gallery

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Literary: Award Winner Haley is a Renaissance New Media Artist

Stimulating and directing cultural fulmination is as natural to Heather Haley as manipulating media. She is an innovative programmer with a history of staunch commitment to the arts community and cultural awareness. 
With a strongly held conviction that artists, especially poets, needed to be represented on the World Wide Web, she founded The Edgewise Café in 1994, one of Canada's first electronic literary magazines, along with the non-profit arts organization, the Edgewise ElectroLit Centre. 
The EEC facilitated the Vancouver Videopoem Festival and Telepoetics, a videoconferenced reading series founded by Merilene Murphy. The Edgewise ElectroLit Centre's populist mandate and innovative programs effectively made poetry accessible to all and assisted Canadian artists in expanding both their audience and potential. 
Since 2004, Haley has been the host and curator of the Visible Verse Festival, North America's sustaining venue for the presentation of new and artistically significant poetry film and video. 
Haley and several other local literary figures of note will be honored at a ceremony on August 24, 2012, at CBC Studio 700. She then takes the stage the following day at Trout Lake with almost 90 other writers and performers for the Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival. 
 As one might expect, putting on a big event with 3 stages, a children's area, a market place and 90+ performers is a lot of work, so the more help the festival can have the better. Volunteers are needed. It’s a great way to meet people and learn more about event planning and Vancouver's vibrant writing community. Those interested can sign up on The website at For more information about the festival, including complete directions and line up, check out our website: or email or call 604-788-8340

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