better than rain

Fall has come to Vancouver, and brought along its predictable weather forecast. Still, two exciting literary events are coming up in the Lower Mainland this weekend - one is indoors and the other has awnings - so you can be sure to keep yourself relatively dry and very well entertained.

The first is SOFIA/c's inaugural event, entitled Verse on the Edge: Poets in Conversation. "SOFIA/c" is the newly formed South Fraser Inter-Arts Collective, an organization devoted to hosting inter-disciplinary arts readings and events in Surrey. "Verse on the Edge" will feature poets Cecily Nicholson, Wanda John-Kehewin and Taryn Hubbard reading about their connections with Surrey.

The details:

Verse on the Edge
Friday, September 27th, 2013, 7:00 PM
Newton Cultural Centre
13530 72nd Ave., Surrey, B.C.
Featuring: Cecily Nicholson, Wanda John-Kehewin and Taryn Hubbard

SOFIA/c isn't messing around with this - they've produced a promotional video and everything:

If leaving Vancouver-proper is too much for you, you can always fall back on Sunday's event, Word Vancouver (formerly "Word on the Street"). In addition to poetry vending machines you get a gazillion reading, special events and vendors, who this year will almost certainly be fending off the rain with a variety of awnings and umbrellas and plastic bags and lengths of plastic sheeting and prayers. It's always quite the spectacle!

The details:

Word Vancouver
Sunday, September 29th, 2013, 11 AM - 5 PM
Library Square
Homer and Georgia, Vancouver
Featuring: Everyone and everything!

Have a good wet weekend, all!


Taryn Hubbard said...

Thanks for posting this, Rob! We had a great turn out.

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