putting me out of business?

I can only hope! As much as I love typing up the details to thirty-odd readings every month, I'd happily let someone else take over.

The Federation of BC Writers has started an Upcoming Events Blog, which will be posting information on readings from across the province. I'm glad to see a group with the size and connections of the BC Fed taking on this project - hopefully they'll be able to do a more all-encompasing job at it than I do. The more we know what everyone else is up to, the more we can collaborate (and avoid scheduling conflicts like April 21st's 128 scheduled readings - see below!).

The Fed folk (Daniela Elza and ?) are quick on their feet - they put up a post about my launch the day after I announced it. If you live in BC, be sure to subscribe to their RSS feed, and if you're putting on an event yourself, report it here. They're also looking for information on all recurring reading series in the province - if you run one of those, let them know here.

While I'm going on about events, here are two more for the big list for April, including one (well, 125) on the aforementioned April 21st:

Short Line Reading Series
Tuesday, April 19th, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
The Railway Club
579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Jamie Reid and Daniel Zomparelli

4 poets, 10 hours, 13 kilometers, 125 readings
Thursday, April 21st
Starts at 9:00 AM, readings all over town (see poster)
Finish line reading, 7:00pm - 8:30 PM
Vancouver Public Library, Meeting Room, Level 3
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Featuring: Ray Hsu, Kim Fu, Andrea Bennett and Kevin Spenst


daniela elza said...

Thanks Rob, for posting this. Yes, I am excited about this upcoming events blog.
I have adopted the regular reading and writing groups pages as my pet projects.
I am always amazed at how much goes on in Vancouver, not to mention other places around the province. Thought it would be nice to have it all in one place.
So all of you out there: if you are in BC and you are hosting a reading series, writing event or group on a regular basis send the information along in the format requested and we will put it up.

Susan Greig, Federation of BC Writers said...

Hi Rob:
Thank you for your putting the link to the Federation of BC Writers blog. Our website has been in a state of flux and we have made a change to the Upcoming Events Blog. The board made the decision to relocate it to our website and rename it to:
The Vox-Fed News & Upcoming Events. The new URL is http://www.bcwriters.ca/voxblog/
This should make it easier for members and anyone interested in writing or poetry to suscribe by RSS feed or to subscribe via emai, which will be published twice weekly. If you wouldn't mind could you please update the link on your website and thanks again for the mention.
Susan Greig
BC Fed Director at Large
Web Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Rob Taylor said...


Thanks for letting me know. I've updated the links to the site and RSS feed. I couldn't find new links for the "report your event" pages, so I left those as is. Let me know if you have new links to those.