October 26th, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Robert Bringhurst, poet and translator; Susan McCaslin, poet; Jan Zwicky, poet and philosopher
If imagination can “open us to an ethical sensitivity,” as the philosopher Richard Kearney says, poetry shows us how we can be opened. It reveals how we might be other. What would it be like to be bees overcome by neonicotinoids? What would it be like to be a river contaminated by PCBs or a forest decimated by clearcut? Not only does poetry show us, it provides a critique of ways of thinking that have led to environmental devastation. It can also help us understand interconnectedness, ecological thinking that might bring us closer to wisdom.
November 10, 2017 at 7:30PM
Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard)
Three soldiers step down from their century-old memorials to tell their stories of life, war and death in a special Remembrance Day observance – a staged reading of a play by Anne Fletcher, directed by John Wright – honouring Canada’s armed forces, past and present. Admissions by donation.
Download poster: Duty Calls
Download Press Release: duty-calls-press-release-2017
Dead Poets Reading Series
New venue: the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch (350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver). Check the Upcoming Readings page for schedule.
Lunch Poems at SFU
Lunch Poems at SFU is a unique vibrant exchange of poetic ideas and cadence held the third Wednesday of every month, noon to 1 pm, in the Teck Gallery at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre Campus.